Nov. 16, 2010
To: Heads Up – Vancouver and Okanagan
From: Lisa Castle, AVP, Human Resources
Cc: HR Advisors & Associates; Faculty Relations Managers & Assistant Managers
Re: Bargaining Bulletin #7 – Collective Bargaining 2010: Update
The purpose of this memorandum is to provide you with an update on developments in collective bargaining at UBC. An overview of collective bargaining (including information on the bargaining units) is available at http://www.hr.ubc.ca/collective-bargaining/.
Although all of our staff collective agreements have expired (with one exception for the Aquatic Centre), there has not been much bargaining activity, and at this point we do not expect to bargain in a dedicated way until the end of January 2011.
For some groups we have not met to exchange proposals and have no bargaining dates scheduled: CUPE 2950, BCGEU at the Okanagan campus, and IUOE 882.
While we have met twice with CUPE 2278 Component 1 (TAs, tutors and markers), there has been turnover in the Union’s Executive and we do not have any dates scheduled.
We have also met on three occasions with CUPE 116, but other commitments preclude returning to the bargaining table until some time in January.
We are scheduling dates to get started later this month with the BCGEU (child care employees) on the Vancouver campus.
We met last week with the UBC Faculty Association, and return to the bargaining table later this week.
Thank you for your interest. We will continue to provide updates as the process unfolds.