Bargaining Bulletin #28

Oct. 22, 2015

To: Heads Up – Vancouver and Okanagan campuses
Lisa Castle, VP, Human Resources
Cc: Human Resources
Re: Bargaining Bulletin #28 – Collective Bargaining Update

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

As we shared with you this past Friday, the University was scheduled to go to arbitration with the Faculty Association this week.  The interest arbitration process is complicated, with many submissions, and issues arose late last week.  As a result, the arbitration board has adjourned the hearing.  Yesterday, the hearing was rescheduled for February 16-18, 2016.

The 3-person arbitration board will determine the outstanding matters for the collective agreement with the Faculty Association with effect from July 1, 2014.  The arbitration decision is expected in spring 2016.

An overview of collective bargaining (including information on the bargaining units) is available at Thank you for your interest.