Current status: Ratified agreement in place

Read our latest story on the labour dispute

  • Last meeting held: Tuesday, Feb. 15
  • Result: Tentative agreement in place
  • Next update: Unknown

Latest developments:

  • (Feb. 15) TRU Board of Governors votes to ratify agreement. News announced by President Alan Shaver in email to community.
  • (Feb. 12) TRUFA members have voted in favour of ratification. TRU Board of Governors decision is now pending.
  • (Feb. 11) TRUFA is currently voting on whether or not to ratify the recommended agreement. Voting closes at 12 noon on Friday, Feb. 12.
  • (Feb. 9) TRUFA leadership is recommending that members ratify the agreement put forth by mediator Mark Brown.
  • (Feb. 9) TRUFA will meet tonight (Tuesday, Feb. 9) at 7 p.m. to discuss the mediator’s recommendations. The voting period for members will be 72 hours.
  • (Feb. 5) Mediator Mark Brown has put forth an agreement for ratification by the parties. TRUFA says “mediation has failed” but will put the agreement to a vote on Tuesday, Feb. 9. The media blackout remains in effect.
  • (Feb. 3) TRUFA has removed the letter from its website. TRU has posted a strike update indicating that the parties will meet again on Feb. 4 and 5.
  • (Feb. 3) TRUFA has published a letter to its members saying negotiations are “more than likely” to break down in the next 24 hours. It is signaling that job action will return and is hosting a special general meeting for its members tonight at 7 p.m.
  • (Jan. 15) TRU and TRUFA agree to return to a media blackout during mediation.
  • (Jan. 15) TRUFA held a job action rally at 10 a.m. A press conference by TRU followed at 10:30 a.m. Mediation begins at 1:30 p.m.
  • (Jan. 14) TRUFA has taken job action in the form of “work-to-rule” where they have limited communication with administration.
  • (Jan. 13) TRUFA will take job action starting 8 a.m. Thursday morning. The union claims it will not impact students and that classes should be attended as scheduled.
  • (Jan. 11) TRUFA has agreed to mediation with the university. TRU is arranging mediation as soon as possible.
  • (Jan. 11) TRUFA has issued 72-hour strike notice and intends to take job action. It made the announcement Monday morning.
  • (Dec. 9) University administration has provided a “full package of proposals” including the following items:
    – Increase in top salary from $130,000 to $144,792
    – Increase sessional faculty pay by 8.67 per cent
    – Better access to benefits for sessional faculty
    – “Continued support toward research excellence”
    – New funding for recruiting and retention of faculty
  • (CBC Radio: Nov. 25) Omega news editor Jim Elliot appeared on CBC Daybreak Kamloops to discuss what’s going on and how students feel about the ongoing labour dispute.
  • (Nov. 24) Parties met for 45 minutes. TRUFA asks admin to “present substantive written responses” to a bargaining package offered on Oct. 20 and says the tone was “respectful” and that it “demonstrated that there are reasonable people in administration who have the ability and desire to make progress.”
  • (Nov. 23) TRUFA says “no commitments or decisions made” but bargaining will resume. Meeting lasted 1.5 hours. Parties “will be communicating soon.”
  • (Story: Nov. 23) The TRU Faculty Association (TRUFA) has voted in favour of job action, meaning that, with 72 hours notice, they can go on strike or take another kind of job action.

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Last updated: 10:48 a.m., Feb. 15, 2016.