Selkirk College has negotiated contracts with three unions:
The Public and Private Workers of Canada
The BC Government and Service Employees Union representing vocational instructors
The Selkirk College Faculty Association
The College also has the Administrative Staff Employment and Benefit Program for Senior Managers, Excluded Staff and Administrators.
The three negotiated contracts are due to expire in 2019. This page is the site for College updates, as required, relating to those negotiations.
Our Commitment to Freely Negotiated Collective Bargaining
Selkirk College values all staff and faculty at our institution. We are committed to integrity in all of our labour relations. Fair and competitive terms and conditions of employment for our staff are foundational to our ability to strengthen our focus on students by providing relevant, accessible and inspiring learning environment that combine teaching excellence, high quality courses and programs, rewarding students supports, and transformative campus and life experiences.
The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate applies to all public sector employers with unionized employees whose collective agreements expire on or after December 31, 2018.
The Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate is about improving the delivery of services for people in B.C., and balancing the need for fair and reasonable wage increases with outcomes that are affordable and managed within the fiscal plan.
The Mandate is designed to support government’s core priorities and enhance and modernize the delivery of services that British Columbians rely on.
It ensures the fiscal sustainability of our province while providing fair compensation.
June 5, 2019 - Five college faculty locals ratify agreements
Five agreements have been ratified by local unions, their institutions and the Post-Secondary Employers' Association board under the government's Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. The BCGEU agreement is for a three-year term and includes Selkirk College. This agreement includes Selkirk College and BCGEU Local 709 that represents 138 members.
You can find out more information here.
Nov. 2, 2018 - Tentative memorandum of settlement reached by five post-secondary institutions
A tentative provincial memorandum of settlement (MOS) has been reached for the Faculty Common Agreement at five post-secondary institutions, including Okanagan College, paving the way for local collective agreements to be freely negotiated.
The employer bargaining agent, the Post-Secondary Employers’ Association and parties to the BCGEU Faculty Common Agreement have reached a MOS, which forms the foundation for five individual collective agreements to be locally negotiated between:
Camosun College and BCGEU Local 701
Coast Mountain College and BCGEU Local 712
Northern Lights College and BCGEU Local 710
Okanagan College and BCGEU Local 707
Selkirk College and BCGEU Local 709
The MOS covers about 1,000 faculty employees including instructors, assistant instructors and technical staff, and is consistent with the 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. Details about the Faculty Common Agreement will remain confidential to the parties as they begin local negotiations over the coming months.