UBC Job Action - Vancouver campus

Bargaining Updates

UBC Human Resources issues Bargaining Bulletins with information regarding developments related to collective bargaining at UBC. Visit http://www.hr.ubc.ca/collective-bargaining/ for more information.

Bargaining Bulletin #36

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 36. This bulletin has a wrap-up of collective bargaining activities at UBC for the 2014-2019 mandate.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 36.

Bargaining Bulletin #35

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 35. This bulletin has information regarding the positive ratification vote by IUOE 882 members.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 35.

Bargaining Bulletin #34

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 34. This bulletin has information regarding the tentative agreement between the University and IUOE 882.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 34.

Bargaining Bulletin #33 – IUOE 882

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 33. This bulletin has an update regarding IUOE 882’s strike notice.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 33.

Bargaining Bulletin #32

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 32. This bulletin has an update regarding the IUOE 882 strike vote.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 32.

Joint Message from Provosts and Faculty Association to UBC Faculty Members

Read the Joint Message from Provosts and Faculty Association to UBC Faculty Members.

Bargaining Bulletin #30

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 30. This bulletin has an update regarding upcoming interest arbitration with the Faculty Association, the ratified agreement between the University and CUPE 116 regarding staff at the Aquatic Centre, and an application for mediation  with IUOE 882.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 30.

Bargaining Bulletin #29

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 29. This bulletin has an update regarding the tentative agreement between the University and CUPE 116 regarding staff at the Aquatic Centre, and upcoming dates with IUOE 882.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 29.

Bargaining Bulletin #28

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 28. This bulletin has an update regarding the arbitration with the Faculty Association.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 28.

Bargaining Bulletin #27

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 27. This bulletin has information on the upcoming arbitration with the Faculty Association, and the status of bargaining with CUPE 116 (Aquatic Centre) and IUOE882.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 27.

Update: Sept. 18, 2017

The university and the union met today with the Labor Relations Board regarding essential services at the Vancouver campus, and we will be returning to the LRB on Thursday to continue the discussion around essential services and other applications. We will have an update for the community following that meeting on Thursday.

Update Regarding IUOE 882 Strike Notice

This is an update regarding strike notice from the International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 882. This afternoon, the Labour Relations Board confirmed an essential services hearing is set to begin at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18.  This hearing is the process through which essential services levels are formally set by the Labour Relations […]

IUOE 882 – Strike Notice

The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 882, has served the university with strike notice, which will be effective at 7:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017. See the full bulletin.

IUOE 882 Strike Vote

The International Union of Operating Engineers, Local 882, took a strike vote on Sept. 7, 2017, and that vote was in favour of job action. See the full bulletin.

Should UBC experience job action, this site will contain updates and news relating to that job action. Please refer to http://www.hr.ubc.ca/collective-bargaining/ for updates relating to bargaining activities at UBC.

We are members of the UBC community, even during job action

Student, staff and faculty are all members of this community. The university’s policies, guidelines and codes of conduct apply to everyone during job action by UBC’s unionized employees.

UBC Respectful Environment statement

The university expects members of the community to maintain a respectful environment for working, learning and living, in which respect, civility, opportunity and inclusion are valued.

We are all expected to uphold these principles in our communications and interactions with fellow community members and the public, in all university-related settings. General expectations are covered in the Respectful Environment statement.

Academic Freedom during job action

Members of the university are free, within the law, to pursue what seems to them as fruitful avenues of inquiry, to teach and to learn unhindered by external or non-academic constraints, and to engage in full and unrestricted consideration of any opinion – including those related to the present labour dispute.

This freedom extends not only to the regular members of the University, but to all who are invited to participate in its forum. Full information on Academic Freedom is available in the UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar 2017/18

Faculty, staff and students rights and responsibilities

The university takes every reasonable measure to remain open despite job action – that means maintaining instruction in all courses, providing access to core library services, internet connectivity, student services, and to overseeing exams as scheduled.

The university has a policy (Policy #64: Non-Performance of Work during a Legal Strike) that allows members of the campus community to exercise a decision of conscience and choose not to cross a legal picket line. Staff who have been deemed an essential service do not have the right to this choice. Faculty and staff who wish to exercise their decision of conscience to not cross a legal picket line must have provided notice in advance to their head, manager or supervisor.

Students can also exercise their right not to cross a picket line, but they must provide notification and are responsible for learning any material they miss as a result of a labour disruption. Additional information for students will be available shortly.

Other relevant UBC policies and guidelines

There are a number of important policies and guidelines that apply to situations that can arise during labour disputes:

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