Ratified — New collective agreement for FNUniv APT members!

Thank you to every­one who vot­ed in the First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty — APT bargain­ing unit rat­i­fi­ca­tion vote! With a 100% vot­er turnout, we were able to close the vot­ing peri­od ear­ly, and can now announce the results.

It is our plea­sure to announce that the new col­lec­tive agree­ment has been rat­i­fied and will come into force immediately.

The new col­lec­tive agree­ment includes:

  • 11% pay increase over 5 years — with retro pay for eli­gi­ble mem­bers (Appen­dix A)
  • Addi­tion of Sep­tem­ber 30 — Nation­al Day for Truth & Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion to statu­to­ry hol­i­days (Arti­cle 18)
  • Addi­tion of 3 well­ness days per cal­en­dar year that may be tak­en from sick leave bank (Arti­cle 19)
  • Increase of pen­sion con­tri­bu­tions to 8% for both par­ties (Arti­cle 33)
  • Increase to Flex­i­ble Spend­ing Account (Arti­cle 33)
  • Basic remote work lan­guage (Appen­dix H)
  • And more

Mem­bers can review all of the changes here.

We have some house­keep­ing to com­plete with the new doc­u­ments, how­ev­er once that is done and they are signed, we will dis­trib­ute copies of the new col­lec­tive agree­ment to mem­bers, and a dig­i­tal copy will be avail­able pub­licly on our website.

URFA’s Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee wants to extend our sin­cere thanks to the mem­bers of the First Nations Uni­ver­si­ty — APT bar­gain­ing team: Can­dace Cap­po, Lisa Big­head, Cory Gau­thi­er, and Col­in Tether. 

This agree­ment would not have been pos­si­ble with­out their hard work and com­mit­ment to cre­at­ing a stronger workplace.

If you have any ques­tions, please email urfa@​uregina.​ca.