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BCGEU and VIU Ratify Collective Agreement

On behalf of BCGEU and VIU

We are pleased to share that the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union (BCGEU) and Vancouver Island University (VIU) have ratified a new collective agreement under the provincial government’s Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate. The ratified agreement is in effect from April 1, 2019 - April 1, 2022 and covers approximately 146 BCGEU faculty members at the University.

Some of the key aspects of the agreement are:

  • general wage increases of 2%, 2% and 2%
  • increased stipends for Chairs
  • updated parental and maternity leave benefits
  • creation of an Educational Support Fund to provide classroom resources 

The parties engaged in cooperative dialogue with respect to their shared interest in supporting and enhancing student and faculty experience at VIU. 

We would like to thank everyone who was involved in the bargaining process for their work and dedication. If you have any questions about the agreement or the bargaining process, please contact Daryl Pushor at or Patricia Elliott at