If you are a part of the University of British Columbia (UBC) community, you may have heard about the new collective agreement that was signed in 2019. This agreement is a significant development for UBC employees, and it has implications for the university`s operations and future.
The UBC collective agreement 2019 was finalized on October 18, 2019, after months of negotiations between the university administration and the Faculty Association (the union representing UBC faculty members). The agreement covers approximately 4,200 members of the UBC Faculty Association, including professors, instructors, and librarians.
So what exactly is in the new collective agreement? Here are some highlights:
– Salary increases: UBC faculty members will receive a 2% salary increase in each of the three years covered by the agreement (2019-2022). This is a significant improvement over the previous agreement, which only provided for a 0.5% increase in the first year.
– Workload reduction: The new agreement includes provisions for reducing the workload of faculty members, particularly those at the assistant and associate professor levels. This is intended to address the issue of « overwork » and improve the overall quality of education and research at UBC.
– Equity and diversity: The agreement includes a commitment to promoting equity and diversity in UBC`s faculty hiring, promotion, and tenure processes. This is an important step towards creating a more inclusive and representative community at UBC.
– Professional development: The new agreement provides for increased funding and support for professional development opportunities for UBC faculty members. This is intended to help faculty members stay up-to-date in their fields and maintain their expertise.
Overall, the UBC collective agreement 2019 represents a significant step forward for UBC employees and the university as a whole. By providing for fair compensation, reducing workloads, promoting diversity and equity, and supporting professional development, the agreement helps create a more sustainable and effective academic environment.