Nov. 25, 2011
To: Heads Up – Vancouver and Okanagan
From: Lisa Castle, AVP, Human Resources
Cc: HR Advisors & Associates
Re: Bargaining Bulletin #15 – Collective Bargaining 2010/11 Update
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide you with an update on developments in collective bargaining at UBC. An overview of collective bargaining (including information on the bargaining units) is available at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/collective-bargaining/.
In Bargaining Bulletin #14 we advised you that the University reached a tentative agreement with BCGEU, representing unionized child care staff at the Vancouver campus. While both parties were recommending this agreement to their respective constituencies, the Union advised us on Wednesday that their ratification process was not successful. While we are obviously disappointed by this development after a bargaining process that lasted a year, we now await a request from the Union to return to the bargaining table.
Thank you for your interest. We will keep you apprised of developments as they occur.