Thompson Rivers University

Open Learning faculty members reach tentative agreement with TRU

October 28, 2014

Thompson Rivers University (TRU) and the Open Learning Faculty Association (TRUOLFA) have reached a tentative agreement negotiated under the Economic Stability Mandate.

This five-year tentative agreement covers approximately 240 TRUOLFA members who provide education services through TRU’s distance education program. The Open Learning faculty provide instruction on 57 Open Learning programs, from trades to traditional academics and a number of interdisciplinary choices.

Approximately 200,000 public-sector employees are now covered by tentative or ratified agreements under the Economic Stability Mandate. Overall, this represents about two-thirds of all unionized public-sector employees in B.C.

The government’s Economic Stability Mandate provides public-sector employers the ability to negotiate longer-term agreements within a fixed fiscal envelope, and offers employees an opportunity to participate in the province’s economic growth through the Economic Stability Dividend. Settlements are expected to be unique and to reflect priorities negotiated to ensure labour stability and affordable service delivery throughout B.C.