Capilano University and MoveUP ratify agreement

Capilano University’s Board of Governors and the members of MoveUP have ratified an agreement under the Province’s Shared Recovery Mandate.

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The three-year agreement covers support employees who work at the University in a variety of valued roles. The agreement provides for members of the union, the University, and most importantly, supports the students who have chosen to pursue their education at CapU.

Highlights of the agreement include:

  • Three-year term: July 1, 2022-June 30, 2025
  • General wage increases
    • Year 1 – a flat increase of $0.25/hour which provides a greater percentage increase for lower paid employees, plus 3.24%
    • Year 2 – 5.5% plus a potential Cost of Living Adjustment to a maximum of 6.75% (Maximum 6.75% triggered as of March 21, 2023)
    • Year 3 – 2% plus a potential Cost of Living Adjustment to a maximum of 3%
  • A negotiable Flexibility Allocation of up to 0.25% in years 1 and 2 to support mutually beneficial outcomes for both parties.
  • Other negotiated outcomes between the parties included:
    • New wellness spending account of $300 per year
    • Additional funding for the support staff innovation fund, which addresses recruitment and retention issues, including labour market adjustments and transit and carpooling subsidies
    • Expanded definition for bereavement leave
    • Indigenous cultural leave

The agreement improves the focus on enhancing the employee experience and advances the University’s goals, vision and values by supporting employees’ health and well-being and cultivating a distinct university experience for students and employees. 


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