Dec. 7, 2011
To: Heads Up – Vancouver and Okanagan
From: Lisa Castle, AVP, Human Resources
Cc: HR Advisors & Associates
Re: Bargaining Bulletin #16 – 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/.
As we advised you in Bargaining Bulletin #15, we are waiting to return to the table with the BCGEU, representing unionized child care staff at the Vancouver campus, after their membership rejected the agreement reached in early November.
Bargaining continues to unfold slowly with all CUPE locals.
We are currently awaiting dates from CUPE 2950 to resume bargaining. We have not met since May 4th. A date that had been scheduled last month was cancelled when an issue arose between the parties about the conduct of bargaining.
We returned to the table with CUPE 2278. We have met on four occasions this fall with the bargaining team for the teaching assistants, tutors and markers and all non-monetary proposals have been tabled and discussed. We have met twice with the instructors in the English Language Institute in November, and most of the non-monetary items have been discussed. The parties are working to try to find at least one day of bargaining for each component before the Christmas period.
With respect to CUPE 116, we have met with them on October 26th (subcommittee for Food Services) and October 27th, and are scheduled to meet on December 6th. Most of the non-monetary items have been discussed, and some progress has been made on proposals.
CUPE 116 also has a separate agreement with UBC for the employees in the Aquatic Centre. We met on November 17th, and will bargain again on December 12th. One other day earlier in November was cancelled over the same conduct of bargaining issue that arose with CUPE 2950.
Thank you for your interest. We will continue to provide updates as the process unfolds – likely in January.