CBU and CBUFA Ratify Tentative Agreement

The Cape Breton University Board of Governors and the Cape Breton University Faculty Association have now ratified the tentative agreement that was reached on February 5, 2023. This comes after a vote by CBUFA members of 83.7% in favour of the agreement, as reported by CBUFA.

“We are pleased to have ratified this agreement and now have a contract in place for the Cape Breton University Faculty Association,” says President and Vice-Chancellor, David C. Dingwall. “This is a time when Cape Breton University is engaging in a number of transformational initiatives. CBUFA members play a pivotal role in many of these initiatives, and in the educational experiences of our students. We are very much looking forward to having our faculty, and our students, back in the classroom. I also want to thank both bargaining committees for their hard work in reaching this agreement.”

Details of the agreement include:

  • An economic increase of 3.25% in year one, 2.9% in year two, and 2.75% in year three of the three-year settlement, for a total economic increase of 8.9%.
  • Lump sum payments, not added to base salaries, in each of the three years.
  • Adjustments to ranks where CBU salary falls short of comparable undergraduate universities in NS (SMU, St FX, Acadia, MSVU)
    • Librarian II – 1 step added July 1, 2022
    • Lab Instructor – 2 steps added July 1, 2022
    • Senior Lab Instructor – 2 steps added July 1, 2022

An announcement will be made soon about when classes will resume. CBU will work with the Cape Breton University Students’ Union to ensure students are compensated for the time lost during the strike.

For a statement from President Dingwall on the ratification, please click here.