Wednesday, October 31, 2012

RRU and CUPE Local 3886 ratify agreement #yyj

Oct. 31, 2012

Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology
Ministry of Finance

RRU and CUPE Local 3886 ratify agreement

VICTORIA - A four-year collective agreement between Royal Roads University and CUPE Local 3886 staff has been ratified, providing for modest wage increases within existing budgets, Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology John Yap announced today.

The new collective agreement covers about 70 employees with positions in gardens and grounds, custodial and housekeeping, production and trades. The four-year agreement includes zero per cent wage increases for the first two years, June 1, 2010 through May 31, 2012, which is consistent with the 2010 Net Zero Mandate, and a two per cent general wage increase in each of the third and fourth years, June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2014. This is consistent with the 2012 Cooperative Gains Mandate.

The B.C. government has been clear that there is no new money to fund wage increases and there is no desire to download these costs onto families or future generations. The Cooperative Gains Mandate provides public sector employers with the ability to negotiate modest wage increases funded from savings within existing budgets, not adding costs to taxpayers and ratepayers, and not sacrificing services.

Settlements under the 2012 mandate are expected to be unique between sectors and between employers in some sectors.

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