Bargaining Updates - 2010


KPU/KFA Discussions Continue

October 29, 2010

Today, Friday, October 29, 2010, the Kwantlen Faculty Association and Kwantlen Polytechnic University resumed protocol discussions at the Richmond campus. The parties were able to reach agreement on a number of outstanding items in the protocol, however a few items remain outstanding. The Employer and Union have agreed to continue protocol discussions in mid-December.


KPU Postpones Bargaining Meetings

September 13, 2010

Kwantlen has cancelled bargaining meetings that were to take place today, Monday, September 13, and Tuesday, September 14, despite earlier commitments to these dates made in early June 2010.

This is the second time the Employer has postponed bargaining, this time with little notice, which was given only on Friday afternoon, September 10.

We will hope to meet the Employer in early October to begin bargaining.

For more information, contact Bob Davis.


Protocol Discussion

May 27, 2010

The Kwantlen Faculty Association Bargaining team has concluded 2 days of protocol discussions with the Employer at the Richmond campus and we are pleased that we had the opportunity to meet with Kwantlen's bargaining team.

We are apart on the interpretation of the University Act with regards to governance and are concerned by recent correspondence from the board chair. We have proposed dates for reconvening protocol discussions this fall and are awaiting a response from the Employer's bargaining committee as to their availability.  


Bargaining Update

April 1, 2010

On March 31st, 2010, the Kwantlen Faculty Association sent notification to President David Atkinson that the KFA wishes to commence collective bargaining.

We anticipate that discussions will begin to establish bargaining protocol within the next few weeks.

The current collective agreement remains in full force and effect until the employer, Kwantlen Polytechnic University, and the Kwantlen Faculty Association have signed off on a new collective agreement.

Questions? Please contact our office at (604)-599-2200.


Update on 2010 Bargaining

We have concluded our Bargaining Sessions for this round of consultation. Faculty had the opportunity to voice their concerns on 15 different occasions across the institution. The Working Conditions Committee would like to thank all those who were able to participate.

The next round of consultation will be an on-line survey. Feedback from the fall Bargaining Sessions has helped to inform the Working Conditions Committee in the development of the survey. The survey will be ready shortly and an email with instructions on how to access and complete it will be sent to every member.

Upon completion of the survey, the Working Conditions Committee will be developing bargaining priorities that will be presented at the Special Meeting set for Friday, January 8 from 2-4pm at the Delta Town and Country Inn. Consultation is still underway and will continue until such a time that the membership has had an opportunity to review, discuss and ratify the bargaining priorities.

If you haven't had a chance to contribute to the Bargaining Consultations, you still can:

  • Talk to your elected Working Conditions Committee Representative,  
  • Contact the KFA office at 604-599-2200
  • Complete the On-line Survey (Mid December)