UBC Unions & Associations

UBC has six staff unions under seven collective agreements, one staff association, and one faculty union, all of which have contracts that expire in 2019.

Association of Administrative & Professional Staff (AAPS): Represents approximately 4,500 management and professional staff at Vancouver and Okanagan campuses.

BCGEU (Vancouver – child care): Represents approximately 322 childcare staff at the Vancouver campus.

BCGEU (Okanagan): Represents approximately 178 clerical, secretarial, facilities staff, library technicians, journeymen and research assistants, as well as approximately 381 teaching assistants at the Okanagan campus.

CUPE Local 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.

CUPE Local 116 (Aquatic Centre): Represents two full-time and approximately 180 part-time life guards/instructors (student employees) at the Vancouver campus.

CUPE Local 2278 (Components 1 & 2): Represents approximately 2,000 teaching assistants (Component 1) and 65 non-credit instructors in the English Language Institute (Component 2) in Vancouver.

CUPE Local 2950: Represents approximately 1,500 clerical and secretarial staff and library assistants, as well as approximately 155 front-of-house and back-of-house staff at the Chan Centre, at the Vancouver campus.

IUOE Local 115: Represents approximately 60 maintenance and shift engineers at the Vancouver campus.

Faculty Association: Represents more than 3,200 professors, instructors, lecturers, librarians and program directors (Extended Learning), as well as sessional faculty, at all UBC campuses.