Monday, October 29, 2012

RRU and faculty association ratify agreement #yyj

Oct. 29, 2012

Ministry of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology
Ministry of Finance

VICTORIA - Royal Roads University and the Royal Roads University Faculty Association have ratified a two-year agreement providing for modest wage increases within existing budgets, announced Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology John Yap, today.

The new collective agreement covers about 55 full-time faculty and librarians at the university. The two-year agreement includes a two per cent wage increase in each year from within existing budgets, consistent with the 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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