Bargaining Ratification

As of August 6, 2020:

  • All current employees at the date of ratification have had their retro pay calculated and the deposit will be made on next week’s payday: Friday, August 14th.
  • Any former employees who worked for Camosun College and were part of the CUPE bargaining unit between July 1, 2019 and June 1, 2020 need to apply to Camosun College by August 25, 2020 in order to be eligible and receive the increased amount as retroactive pay.  If you were a former employee whom this applies to, please follow the link provided directly below to submit your application for retroactive pay
  • Link: CUPE Retro Pay Application Form  *Please note the application deadline is Tuesday, August 25, 2020
  • Once you have submitted the application form, the Camosun Finance Payroll team will be reviewing the details of your application to determine eligibility and, if eligible, calculating the amount of retro pay due to you. A reminder that this calculation is complex and will take time to verify and calculate for eligible former CUPE employees. The estimated completion of payments is the end of September 2020; however, as a result of the complexity of this calculation and the unknown number of eligible applicants, the date of when this will be completed cannot be confirmed with certainty.  You will receive an email when your application has been processed for payment.
    -Members on regular recurring lay off do NOT need to apply — you are still considered employed.
    -Members on leaves of absence do NOT need to apply — you are still considered employed.


On May 15, 2020, CUPE 2081 ratified a new collective agreement!

As we struggle to deal with the current fallout of the COVID-19 crisis, your union has been working to support members and represent your interests as we all cope with this public health emergency. When this crisis began, we were already deep in the bargaining process with the college. 

Given the coming economic uncertainty, and our need to focus on supporting members through this time, your bargaining committee worked to conclude negotiations in order to ensure we obtained the provincial mandate funds and realized as many gains as possible.



The MOS is exactly as it was at the time of signing. Any typos will be corrected prior to printing.

Remember to read the full document before calling or emailing with your questions. We have highlighted gains in the Settlement Guide but you can read the specific improvements in the MOS.

Until the MOS is ratified, any proposed changes will not be in effect.

The MOS and Settlement Guide are confidential documents so please do not post, print or share outside our membership. This means we will not be posting the MOS on our website either.

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