Bargaining Bulletin #17

Feb. 25, 2015

To: Heads Up – Vancouver
Lisa Castle, VP, Human Resources
Cc: Human Resources
Re: Bargaining Bulletin #17 – Collective Bargaining Update

The purpose of this memorandum is to provide you with a brief update on developments in collective bargaining at UBC.

The University bargaining team met with CUPE 2950 on Monday, Feb. 23. Bargaining is progressing slowly yet well, and we will next meet on March 23, with more dates planned in April and May.

As we mentioned in Bargaining Bulletin #15, we will next begin bargaining with CUPE 2950 for matters relating to staff at the Chan Centre. We are now scheduled to meet on March 27 and April 1, with more dates planned in April.

We met with CUPE 116 on Monday, Feb. 23, and the parties are making good progress at the bargaining table. The University has tabled a full proposal including its monetary offer consistent with the Provincial Government’s Economic Stability Mandate.

With regards to CUPE 2278 (representing teaching assistants and English language instructors), we have tentative plans to begin bargaining on March 2 and March 23.

The University was in the process of discussing dates to start bargaining with IUOE Local 882 (representing maintenance and shift engineers), but due to a recent change in the Union’s business representative, we are now exploring dates in March, April or May.

Thank you for your interest. We will continue to provide updates as the process unfolds.

An overview of collective bargaining (including information on the bargaining units) is available at

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