Bargaining update #6

A joint announcement on the status of collective bargaining from the University of British Columbia and the UBC Faculty Association

The University and the Faculty Association are happy to report that we have reached agreement on almost all items at the bargaining table. We will be taking a break for the holidays and will be meeting early in January when we expect to finalize the agreement.


Santa J. Ono, President, UBC

Bronwen Sprout, President, UBCFA

Bargaining update: #5

A message from Lindi Frost, Director, Employee & Labour Relations

We are happy to share that the three-year collective agreement between UBC and CUPE 116 has now been ratified by all parties and is in full effect. The agreement reached falls within the Provincial Government’s 2019 Sustainable Services Negotiating Mandate and covers the period April 1, 2019, through March 31, 2022.

CUPE 116 represents approximately 2,300 trades, food and custodial staff, parking attendants, engineering technicians, research assistants, campus security patrol, and a few clerical/secretarial positions at the Vancouver campus.

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

Note that this agreement does not cover the CUPE 116 Aquatic Centre component. We will be bargaining with them in the coming months.

Bargaining update #2

A message from Lindi Frost, Director, Employee & Labour Relations 

We have had several meetings with representatives from IUOE 115, which represents approximately 60 maintenance and shift engineers at the Vancouver campus. Discussions have been constructive and productive with the parties making significant progress on many issues.

We have secured tentative dates with CUPE 116 to commence bargaining in mid-April.

As mentioned in our previous update, our first meeting with BCGEU–Okanagan is scheduled for April 9.

Thank you for your interest in this important process.