Bargaining Bulletin #20

June 11, 2015

To: Heads Up – Vancouver
Lisa Castle, VP, Human Resources
Cc: Human Resources
Re: Bargaining Bulletin #20 – 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 has been advised that CUPE 116 members have voted in favour of ratifying the tentative collective agreement that was reached between the parties during mediation two weeks ago (please see Bargaining Bulletin #19 for more information).

The University has a four-part ratification process that we anticipate will be complete next Monday, June 15th (three of the steps have been completed). We will communicate when the agreement is fully approved and ratified.

With regard to other bargaining news, the University and CUPE 2950 have devoted this week to continued talks and we are making good progress.

Also this week, the University is bargaining with both components of CUPE 2278 (Component 1 – Teaching Assistants, and Component 2 – English as an Additional Language Instructors in the English Language Institute of Continuing Studies). Talks at these two tables are also productive.

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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