Faculty Association to Pursue Union Certification
The Faculty Association Executive has voted unanimously to pursue unionization for its members. A card-signing drive will occur in the fall followed by a vote on this issue. For more information click here.
Your LTD Premiums Might be Going UP
Yes, Association members pay three times as much as they do at UBC for LTD premiums, but it might get worse. Read more here.
The University Budget: A Response
Positions must be cut, budgets must be cut back – or so we are told. On March 25, the Administration issued an announcement regarding its 2003/2014 “operating budget framework.” The Faculty Association is concerned that this announcement did not provide context important to its Members. To read the Association’s response, click here.
Mediation Ends without a Framework Agreement or Salary Settlement
After the failure of negotiations in June, the Association and the Administration participated in a full week of mediation in late October. As previously announced, this did not result in either a Salary Settlement or a renewed Framework Agreement. A final day of mediation took place on January 15 with the same (non) outcome. For more details on what transpired during the mediation process, see Bargaining Bulletin #15 and our discussion on Negotiations 12-13. At this point, negotiations on Framework Agreement (non-monetary) matters have now ended; old Framework Agreement language will be imposed for two years.Changes actually agreed to during negotiations and the subsequent mediation sessions in 2012 will be incorporated into the agreement, but many important issues were unresolved at the end of negotiations. For a list of changes, click here.
Salary and benefit matters now go to arbitration. A date for the arbitration has now been set for September 24-27. Your negotiating team will be working hard over the spring and summer to prepare the Association’s submission to the arbitrator.
Administration Offer will Put UVic further Behind Comparable Institutions and Secure Its Last-Place Position
The Association recognizes that this university, like every public institution (and indeed every private one), faces financial pressures of one kind or another. To describe UVic as unable to pay a settlement that would prevent it from being the lowest-paying university of its kind in Canada, though, is a stretch at best.
For one thing, it means that we would need to ignore the “unexpected” surplus that this university has run in each of the last several years, which the administration was pleased to tell the Board of Governors was $20.3 million in 2011/12 alone.
For more information on how UVic compares with other institutions, see Bargaining Bulletin #3.
For details on how much further UVic will fall behind, click here.
Important Information for Members Considering Phased-In Retirement.
If you are considering applying for a phased-in retirement program, please click here.
Faculty Association on Facebook and Twitter
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Welcome to the University of Victoria Faculty Association Website
The Faculty Association currently has 840 Faculty and Librarian Members.
What We Do
The UVic Faculty Association represents its members in negotiations with the Administration and Board of Governors in all matters regarding salaries, terms and conditions of appointment including tenure, promotion, re-appointment and leave, and exists to provide individual members with aid and information in those matters within its purview. Standing Committees such as the Committee on Compensation and Benefits, the Equity Committee, Librarians Committee, Senior Instructors Committee and the Constitution and Bylaws Committee, as well as ad hoc committees established for a specific purpose, are used to aid the Executive in running the affairs of the Association.
Who We Are
- 2013-2014 Executive Committee:
• President: Doug Baer (SOCI) - baer at uvic.ca
• Vice-President: Jason Price (EDCD) - jasonp at uvic.ca
• Treasurer: Richard Pickard (ENGL) – rpickard at uvic.ca
• Secretary: Helga Hallgrimsdottir (SOCI) – hkbendi at uvic.ca
• Librarians' Representative: Tina Bebbington (LIBR) – bebbingt at uvic.ca
• Senior Instructors' Representative: TBA
• Past President: Leslee Francis Pelton (EDCD)
- • Monica Presndergast (EDCD) – mprender at uvic.ca
• Judith Clarke (ECON) – jaclarke at uvic.ca
• Gary MacGillivray (MATH) - gmacgill at uvic.ca
• Denise Cloutier Fisher (GEOG) - dcfisher at uvic.ca
• Alex Kuo (HINF) - akuo at uvic.ca
- Faculty Association Office - firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 250-721-7939 Fax: 250-721-8873
Administrative Assistant: Naomi Boyle - email@example.com