TRU faculty begin limited job action

January 18, 2016

The Thompson Rivers University Faculty Association (TRUFA) began limited job action last Thursday, but the union says it won’t impact students or classes. Rather, the job action will involve limiting communication and contact between faculty and the provost’s office. The most recent collective agreement for faculty expired in March 2014, and parties have been in negotiations since February 2015. TRUFA represents 650 instructors, researchers, and librarians, among others, at TRU’s Kamloops and Williams Lake campuses. One area of contention is the cost of TRU’s administration. The union alleges that it has grown 350% in cost over the last decade, while the university counters that its administrative costs are the third lowest among comparable BC universities. Kamloops This Week | KamloopsBCNow | CBC