Bargaining

Employee Relations leads collective bargaining with assistance and representation from various departments and faculties throughout campus.

Before the expiration of a collective agreement, Employee Relations prepares for collective bargaining by offering the campus community the opportunity to identify key issues that may affect their operation and the University at large — either through direct consultation or by using questionnaires.

Bargaining teams are created and a mandate to bargain is established.  The bargaining process can take many months, and concludes when a new collective agreement is reached.

UBC has 7 bargaining units (with collective agreements). Please visit the Collective Agreements page to access UBC’s agreements and handbooks.

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