Working Conditions

Food service workers and cleaners at SFU, UBC, and uVic are all unionized, but the difference is at SFU, these workers are contracted out but UBC and uVic, they are employed directly by the university. When you look at the collective agreements that govern working conditions, you can see that SFU is saving a lot of money off the backs of these workers.

Wages

The living wage in Burnaby is $19.50 per hour.

Other BC Universities

University of British Columbia: $17.26 – $25.85 per hour

University of Victoria: $20.72 – $22.04 per hour

Simon Fraser University

Cleaners: $15.67 – $17.93 per hour

Food Service Workers: $14.93 – $20.32 per hour

Sick Days

Other BC Universities

University of British Columbia: 15 paid days per year

University of Victoria: 15 paid days per year

Simon Fraser University

Cleaners: 4 paid days per year

Food Service Workers: 5 paid days per year

Access to Extended Health Plan

Other BC Universities

University of British Columbia: Yes

University of Victoria: Yes

Simon Fraser University

Cleaners: No

Food Service Workers: Yes, if working more than 20 hours/week

Access to Dental Plan

Other BC Universities

University of British Columbia: Yes

University of Victoria: Yes

Simon Fraser University

Cleaners: No

Food Service Workers: Yes, after one year and if working more than 20 hours/week

Access to Childcare Facilities

Other BC Universities

University of British Columbia: Yes, limited

University of Victoria: Yes, limited

Simon Fraser University

Cleaners: No

Food Service Workers: No

Supplement to Maternity and Parental EI Wages

Other BC Universities

University of British Columbia: Yes, to 95%

University of Victoria: Yes, to 95%

Simon Fraser University

Cleaners: No

Food Service Workers: No

Reduced Parking Rate

Other BC Universities

University of British Columbia: No

University of Victoria: Yes

Simon Fraser University

Cleaners: No

Food Service Workers: No