In the spring of 2016, the Joint Committee on Regulation agreed on a question of interpretation of the existing rules of the agreement. The question dealt with two rules: one to trigger the regularization of non-regulators and the other for the “increase” of normal part-time faculty to a greater number of regular sections. The agreement removed a barrier to the restriction of the basic section that prevented regularization or reloading if the total number of regular sections of the department was thus greater than the “base number”. The number of basic sections is a number of sections that the administration cannot remove from a department without consulting the department. Following negotiations on the new collective agreement, the union signed a Memorandum of Understanding with capilano University on 23 May 2015. This memorandum (attached above) outlines all the changes made to the previous agreement. Highlights can be made in the latest 2015 trading bulletin. The new wage scales, which include a 5.5% increase by the end of 2018/2019, are on page 5 of the memorandum. As noted above, there is also a joint agreement negotiated by the FPSE on behalf of several colleges.
The terms of this joint agreement also apply to the faculties of the University of Capilano, except to the extent that our collective agreement cancels or amends them (see letter of intent at page 156 of our agreement). Our collective agreement replaces most of the terms of the common agreement, with the exception of certain benefits for which we rely on common agreement. In most cases where the common contract is relevant to us, our collective agreement expressly contains terms of the common treaty, so you will probably not have to refer to the common agreement unless our agreement tells you. Here is the current version of the joint agreement: the joint committee pel has not been able to agree on changes to the collective agreement. There have been a number of proposals from both parties, including changes to the composition of the review committee. For members, the most important proposal discussed by the Committee was to divide paid training leave into two categories: some based on “salary plus seniority” and others based solely on merit. It is the latter category that would be new. As part of the collective agreement, the ELP committee reviews all applications based on merit and seniority benefits (although all applications are subject to an initial merit review prior to the final salary and seniority review). Our agreement also covers certain provisions of the previous joint agreement of 2010-12. (Contact the chief steward for more details.) The rights and obligations of the faculty as a collaborator of the University of Capilano are mainly found in our collective agreement and related agreements (see link below). Some of our rights are set out in a document called the Joint Agreement (also below). This regularization agreement is short, but may be confusing to understand it.