Bargaining Bulletin #29

Dec. 1, 2015

To: Heads Up – Vancouver campus
Lisa Castle, VP, Human Resources
Cc: Human Resources
Re: Bargaining Bulletin #29 – Collective Bargaining Update

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

We are very pleased to share with you that the University and CUPE 116 reached another tentative agreement on Monday. CUPE 116 represents approximately 160 life guards/instructors, cashiers, and clerks at the Aquatic Centre at the Vancouver campus.

The agreement reached falls within the Provincial Government’s Economic Stability Mandate and is for the period January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2019. Both parties will now take the tentative agreement through their respective ratification/approval processes.

We want to thank the bargaining teams for the work they have done in securing this agreement.

There will be only one remaining staff agreement to conclude. We are continuing negotiations with IUOE 882, which represents approximately 70 operating engineers and mechanical maintenance trades at the Vancouver campus. The parties will meet next on December 10 and 17, 2015.

As it is unlikely that we will communicate with you again before the end of the year about bargaining, we wish to take this opportunity to wish you a joyful, restful and safe holiday season.

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