Bargaining Bulletin #8

A joint communique from the University of British Columbia and the UBC Faculty Association

We are pleased to announce that the Collective Agreement between the UBCFA and UBC, July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2022, has been ratified by both parties. A copy of the Agreement will be posted to our respective websites as soon as it is finalized.

The Parties worked hard to achieve this Agreement and we believe it that contains many improvements that will benefit both the Faculty Association membership and the University.


Santa J. Ono, President, University of British Columbia

Bronwen Sprout, President, UBC Faculty Association

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Collective bargaining update #3

Today, we released bargaining update #3, regarding the tentative agreement reached between the university and IUOE 115. Read the bulletin here.

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Collective bargaining update #2

On April 2, 2019, we released bargaining update #2, which addresses recent meetings with IUOE 115 and upcoming bargaining dates with CUPE 116 and BCGEU Okanagan. Read the bulletin here.

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Collective bargaining updates at UBC in 2019

UBC has over 16,000 faculty and staff employees and over 9,000 student employees. The majority of our employees are represented by six staff unions, one staff association (AAPS), and the faculty union (the Faculty Association). UBC’s eight labour agreements, as well as the Agreement on the Conditions and Terms of Employment with AAPS, are set to expire in 2019.

As UBC begins the process of negotiations with its unions and AAPS, HR will be sharing updates on the collective bargaining website ( Our first update for this round of bargaining is now available, with a summary of the bargaining mandate, information about upcoming negotiation dates, and an overview of UBC’s unions and AAPS.