U of R APT Members Vote Yes on New Contract

The Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na Fac­ul­ty Asso­ci­a­tion and the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na APT Bar­gain­ing Com­mit­tee are pleased to announce that the mem­bers of the U of R APT bar­gain­ing unit have vot­ed 93.7% in favour of a five-year col­lec­tive agree­ment with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Regi­na.

We await noti­fi­ca­tion from the Uni­ver­si­ty’s Board of Gov­er­nors on their approval of the deal. If approved, the new agree­ment will go into effect Jan­u­ary 1, 2023.

With a strong man­date from the bar­gain­ing unit, the bar­gain­ing team was able to make much-need­ed gains to help our mem­bers keep up with the ris­ing costs of liv­ing, and to ensure fair com­pen­sa­tion for the work U of R APT per­form.

They achieved sig­nif­i­cant gains in com­pen­sa­tion of 10.5% over five years with a $2500 lump sum pay­ment for 2021, a mech­a­nism to ensure that URFA has a seat at the table on remote work pol­i­cy, and held on to the retire­ment bonus until 2038.

They also made gains in the area of increased ben­e­fits for men­tal health, and improved lan­guage around coach­ing and dis­ci­pline.

The U of R APT Bar­gain­ing team would like to thank mem­bers for your engage­ment and sol­i­dar­i­ty through­out this process — and would also like to thank the Exec­u­tive Com­mit­tee, APT Advo­ca­cy Com­mit­tee, the Mem­ber Mobi­liza­tion Com­mit­tee, Equi­ty Com­mit­tee, and Pen­sion & Ben­e­fits Com­mit­tee for their sup­port and encour­age­ment along the way. And final­ly, thank you to the employ­er for a fair and cor­dial bar­gain­ing process.

More details of the new col­lec­tive agree­ment will be avail­able soon on the URFA website.