June 11, 2010
To: Heads Up – Vancouver and Okanagan
From: Lisa Castle, AVP, Human Resources
Cc: HR Advisors & Associates
Re: Bargaining Bulletin #3 – Collective Bargaining – 2010
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide you with an update on developments in collective bargaining at UBC. An overview of collective bargaining and the descriptions of the bargaining units were outlined in Bargaining Bulletin #1 (available at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/collective-bargaining/).
Bargaining sessions continue with the UBC Faculty Association. There are several dates scheduled between now and the beginning of July.
AAPS and the University exchanged proposals on June 1st. The parties have met three times, and are meeting again today. Other dates are scheduled for this month. The discussions between the bargaining teams have been cordial, open and forthright.
We are advised that the other staff groups at the Vancouver campus wish to commence bargaining in the early fall. This is a bit concerning as some of the agreements expired at the end of March and April, and several months will have elapsed in the two-year term provided by the Provincial Government’s Mandate 2010 (http://www.aved.gov.bc.ca/psec/bargaining2010/).
However, we will work towards this timetable. We hope to get started with the BCGEU at the Okanagan campus in late summer, as their agreement expires at the end of this month.
Thank you for your interest. We will keep you apprised of developments as they occur.