Bargaining Updates - 2015

 

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KFA/KPU Bargaining Update

June 1, 2015

To all KFA members,

As a follow up to previous bargaining updates, I want to let the membership know that the tentative agreement contains no Employer concessions on parking, class size or faculty autonomy.

More information will be made available on the member’s only part of the KFA website soon. In the meantime if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any member of the bargaining team.

Your Bargaining Team,

Bob Davis

Terri Van Steinburg

Lesley Burke O’Flynn

Michael Adams

Raphael Lagoutin

Suzanne Pearce

Jeffrey Shantz

Diane Walsh

 

KFA/KPU Bargaining Update

May 29, 2015

To all KFA members,

After 2 weeks of focused bargaining I am pleased to announce that as of 9 PM this evening, KPU and the KFA have reached tentative agreement on the renewal of the Collective Agreement.

The tentative agreement includes improvements for the membership in such areas as

·         health benefits

·         professional develop funds

·         salary

The details of the tentative agreement will be discussed by your executive representatives at the next business meeting, June 11th. After this, the details will be shared in the members-only area of the KFA website. Your bargaining team will also hold information sessions at each campus. Once these are complete, a ratification vote will follow.

I would like to express my thanks and gratitude to the members of the bargaining team and the working conditions committee.  A special thanks goes to our FPSE staff representative and spokesperson, Lesley Burke-O’Flynn.

 

Stay tuned.

Your Bargaining Team,

Bob Davis

Terri Van Steinburg

Lesley Burke-O’Flynn

Michael Adams

Raphael Lagoutin

Suzanne Pearce

Jeff Shantz

Diane Walsh

 

KFA/KPU Bargaining Update

May 25, 2015

To all KFA Members, 

As of May 25th, 2015, your KFA Bargaining Team has met with the Employer for 5 more days of bargaining since our last update.

Both the Employer and Union have tabled all of their respective proposals, and the parties are exchanging modified language in an effort to reach agreement on issues.

Your bargaining team is facing significant concessions and is actively defending your interests. We are committed to reaching a fair negotiated agreement which will provide the membership protection of working conditions.   

We have 3 more days scheduled this week on the Surrey Campus, so stay tuned for more updates as they happen.  

Please don’t hesitate to give me a call or email if you have any questions or comments.

Your Bargaining Team,

Bob Davis

Terri Van Steinburg

Lesley Burke-O’Flynn

Michael Adams

Raphael Lagoutin

Suzanne Pearce

Jeff Shantz

Diane Walsh

 

 

KFA/KPU Bargaining Update

April 30, 2015

To all KFA Members, 

Today, April 30th, 2015, your KFA Bargaining Team met with the Employer’s team in our second full day of bargaining for this round. The parties continued to exchange proposals and to seek clarification.

We are scheduled to meet next during the week of May 19th, with both the employer and the union expecting to complete the initial tabling of all proposals. Substantive issues have been tabled by both sides, and the KFA bargaining team looks forward to negotiating these on behalf of the membership.

For additional information visit the “Members Only” section of your KFA website: http://www.kfa.bc.ca/members.html. If you require assistance logging in, please contact Kyla Rand at the KFA Office, 604-599-2200 or kyla.rand@kpu.ca

Your Bargaining Team,

Bob Davis

Terri Van Steinburg

Lesley Burke O’Flynn

Michael Adams

Raphael Lagoutin

Suzanne Pearce

Jeff Shantz

Diane Walsh

 

KFA/KPU Bargaining Update

April 29, 2015

 

Dear KFA Members,

On April 29, 2015, your KFA Bargaining Team met with the Employer's team in our first full day of bargaining for this round.

We presented a summary of our proposals and followed up with the tabling specific language for 60% of our proposals.  The Employer gave an opening statement, presented their summary document and tabled most of their proposals.

We are scheduled to meet April 30, 2015 on the Surrey campus to continue tabling proposals and seek clarification. We have further dates scheduled starting May 19, 2015,  thru to the end of the month. 

Stay tuned. 

Your Bargaining Team,

Bob Davis

Terri Van Steinburg

Lesley Burke O’Flynn

Michael Adams

Raphael Lagoutin

Suzanne Pearce

Jeff Shantz

Diane Walsh