READ MORE: UNBC FACULTY ASSOCIATION suspends strike, just bad faith appeal against university The employer then presented a proposal on Friday morning to “maximize pay increases for all faculties. as part of a competitive remuneration structure. “We have been fortunate to have great faculty members we can trust, who I hope will help us as best they can after the strike is over. But it`s scary because you don`t know,” said UNBC social work student ADelle Jonker. The employer thanks the Special Mediator for his work and looks forward to going through this process and reaching a collective agreement with the FA,” UNBC said in a statement. The association of faculties also criticised the administration for seeking an agreement allowing it to terminate contracts with some of its members who are not covered by the collective agreement. Approval of the measure may legally endanger the union and create a “serious financial risk,” according to the faculty association. UNBC published yesterday (22 November) another public overview of the offer it last made to the faculty, which led to a strong union reaction. “UNBC is a really important part of North B.C., and I want to make sure the voices of the instructors are heard and they get a fair shake,” he said. “The collective bargaining process is an important part of our system and I am confident that they will have discussions with the employer and reach a fair agreement. “I think it`s fair to say that the employer tried to divide our members. The unanimous vote of confidence that its members gave this morning to the UNBCFA bargaining team should send a strong message to the employer that this type of cascade will only strengthen our determination to obtain a sectoral collective agreement.
On Thursday morning, the faculty association returned with a revised offer and salary target, which the University took over for the calculation, to see what the financial commitment would be. READ MORE: B.C. appoints Ombudsman as UNBC faculty strike approaches three weeks “Unbc faculty is on strike for the second time in five years,” he said. The faculty association is disappointed to find our members on the picket line and remains determined to negotiate a fair and professional contract. Jonker says, however, that many students are willing to support their professors and recognize the importance of collective bargaining.