BCGEU Reaches Five Year Tentative Agreement for College Instructors

BURNABY, BC, April 8, 2014 /CNW/ - The B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union announced today that it has reached a 5-year tentative agreement with the Post-Secondary Employers' Association (PSEA) covering BCGEU instructors at five post-secondary institutions: Camosun College, Northern Lights College, Northwest Community College, Okanagan College and Selkirk College.

"This agreement provides real improvements for members," says BCGEU president Darryl Walker. "While no agreement is perfect, we believe this tentative deal provides longer term stability and necessary gains in some key priority areas for our members."

The tentative agreement - which covers a five-year term from April 1, 2014 through March 31, 2019 - includes wage increases, improvements to benefits, an increase in instructors' professional development fund and more.

Over 1,000 faculty members at the five colleges are covered by this tentative agreement. Details of the Local and Common Agreements will be provided to members at ratification meetings, to be scheduled during the month of April.

SOURCE B.C. Government and Service Employees' Union

For further information:

Chris Bradshaw at 604-291-9611