VIU and trades faculty reach tentative five-year deal

NANAIMO – Contract includes faculty in health sciences, trades, adult basic and international education.

Vancouver Island University and the B.C. Government and Service Employees’ Union vocational local (702) have come to a tentative agreement.

According to a press release, the five-year deal encompasses approximately 330 faculty members involved in health sciences, trades, and adult basic and international education at the university.

The agreement was negotiated under the Economic Stability Mandate, which offers employees in the public sector the capacity to bargain longer-term deals “within a fixed fiscal envelope,” according to the B.C. government.