UVic Faculty Vote to Become Certified as a Union

From CFAX 1070 (Victoria Radio)
January 24, 2014 05:11 from Kyle Reynolds
Faculty members at the University of Victoria have voted in favour of becoming certifiedĀ as a union.Of the 711 votes cast, 448 members — or 63 per cent –voted in favour of certification. They’re expecting to be officially certified within the next few weeks.

“We are our own union, so, as we said from the beginning, it’s gonna be the same people doing the same work, but this time with enhanced legal rights. What we’re hoping is with this new engagement that we’ve had with our membership that we will increase activity and engagement and participation by our members.”

U-Vic faculty association vice-president Dr. Jason Price was speaking with Terry Moore on CFAX this afternoon.