Tentative contract reached

The University of B.C.’s Okanagan campus and its BCGEU staff have reached a tentative settlement.

The University of B.C.’s Okanagan campus and its BCGEU staff have reached a tentative settlement.

This five-year tentative agreement covers about 500 BCGEU non-faculty staff, teaching assistants and markers.

This is the first tentative agreement reached under the provincial government;s economic stability mandate in the research university sector.

“It’s encouraging to see more public-sector employees reach fair and long-term agreements. Labour stability in our province is highly valued both by taxpayers and outside investors,” said Finance Minister Michael de Jong.

“These agreements reward the hardworking public-sector employees and benefit the people of B.C..”