UBC Job Action - Vancouver campus

CUPE 2278 ratifies agreement with UBC

Members of CUPE 2278 ratified a four-year agreement with the university Nov. 15. This agreement covers teaching assistants, tutors and markers, as well as English as an additional language instructors in the English Language Institute of Continuing Studies at the Vancouver campus.

The university expects to finalize the ratification process with CUPE 2278 next week.

The ratification process with BCGEU at Okanagan campus will begin next week and is expected to conclude early December.

Negotiations with CUPE 116 staff based at the Aquatic Centre continue.

UBC reaches tentative agreement with BCGEU Okanagan

The University and BC Government Employee’s Union have reached a tentative agreement for approximately 600 unionized staff at the Okanagan campus. The Union represents staff employed in administrative, library, facilities maintenance and teaching assistant roles. Ratification is expected to be completed later this month. On UBC’s Vancouver campus, CUPE 2278 will hold a ratification vote […]

Agreement with CUPE 116 now ratified

UBC is pleased to announce that the agreement made with CUPE 116 has now been ratified. The ratification process for the tentative agreement with CUPE 2278 is now underway. Bargaining commenced today, Nov. 9 with BCGEU Okanagan campus. For more details please see the latest bargaining bulletin from HR.

Tentative deal between UBC and CUPE 2278 ends job action

The University of British Columbia and CUPE 2278 reached a tentative agreement Tuesday night. CUPE 2278 represents teaching assistants at UBC and non-credit instructors at the English Language Institute. Students, faculty and staff can expect normal operations and services. Bargaining Bulletin #52 CUPE 116 and CUPE 2950 have now ratified deals with the university.

Mediated talks begin today with CUPE 2278

UBC and CUPE 2278 are meeting with mediator Vince Ready today in order to resume bargaining and work towards a negotiated agreement. CUPE 2278 represents teaching assistants at UBC and non-credit instructors at the English Language Institute. The Vancouver campus is open. Students, faculty and staff can expect normal operations and services. Visit http://www.ubc.ca/jobaction and follow […]

Limited job action anticipated

Limited job action is expected today Nov. 5 by CUPE 2278 – the union that represents teaching assistants at UBC and non-credit instructors at the English Language Institute. UBC remains open and will provide as normal operations as possible. Students should assume classes are going on during job action. They are expected to attend scheduled […]

Mediation with CUPE 2278 begins Tuesday

UBC will begin mediation with CUPE 2278, the union representing teaching assistants and non-credit instructors at the English Language Institute, on Tuesday, Nov. 6. For more information, read Bargaining Bulletin #50 at www.hr.ubc.ca/collective-bargaining/bargaining-bulletins. Limited job action is anticipated on the UBC Vancouver campus Monday, Nov. 5. UBC remains open and will provide as normal operations as possible. Students should […]

Limited job action by CUPE 2278 continues

Limited job action is anticipated on the UBC Vancouver campus Nov. 2. The union represents teaching assistants at UBC and non-credit instructors at the English Language Institute. UBC remains open and will provide as normal operations as possible. Students should assume classes are going on during job action. As a matter of conscience, students can choose […]

CUPE 2278 continues limited job action

Limited job action is anticipated on the UBC Vancouver campus Nov. 1. The union represents teaching assistants at UBC and non-credit instructors at the English Language Institute. UBC remains open and will provide as normal operations as possible. Students should assume classes are going on during job action. As a matter of conscience, students can […]

Limited job action expected to continue

CUPE 2278 is expected to continue limited job action Oct. 31. The union represents teaching assistants at UBC and non-credit instructors at the English Language Institute. UBC remains open and will provide as normal operations as possible. Students should assume classes are going on during job action. They are expected to attend scheduled classes, labs […]

Limited job action possible on Vancouver campus

Limited job action by CUPE 2278 is possible on campus Oct. 30.

Job action begins at UBC Vancouver campus

Job action began at UBC’s Vancouver campus Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. by CUPE 2278 – the union that represents teaching assistants at UBC and non-credit instructors at the English Language Institute.

UBC Vancouver – possible job action today

UBC’s Vancouver campus could see job action as early as 3 pm today by CUPE 2278 – the union that represents teaching assistants at UBC and non-credit instructors at the English Language Institute.

UBC prepares for possible job action by CUPE 2278

Following the 72-hour strike notice served on Oct. 26 by CUPE 2278 (the union that represents teaching assistants at UBC and non-credit instructors at the English Language Institute) on UBC’s Vancouver campus, the university is preparing for possible job action as early as Monday Oct. 29 at 3 p.m. The University will remain open and […]

CUPE 2278 votes to engage in job action

CUPE 2278, representingteaching assistants and non-credit instructors at the English Language Institute have reaffirmed their position in favour of job action.

JOB ACTION AT UBC VANCOUVER CAMPUS HAS ENDED

Following a tentative agreement with CUPE 116 on Sunday Oct. 21, job action has ended and UBC Vancouver campus services are operating as normal.

Job action at UBC Vancouver campus has ended

Following a tentative agreement with CUPE 116 on Sunday Oct. 21, job action has ended and UBC Vancouver campus services are operating as normal.

Tentative deal between UBC and CUPE 116 ends job action

After 34 hours of mediation, the University of British Columbia and CUPE 116 reached a tentative agreement Sunday night. Union picket lines went down last night and striking members are back at work. Campus services that had been affected by job action are expected to resume normal levels today. http://www.hr.ubc.ca/collective-bargaining/bargaining-bulletins/bulletin-45/ CUPE 116 represents more than […]

UBC and CUPE 116 reach tentative agreement at 7.30pm

After 34 hours of mediation, the University of British Columbia and CUPE 116 have reached a tentative agreement tonight. As of immediately, union picket lines are down and striking members are returning to work. Campus services that had been affected by job action are expected to resume normal levels tomorrow. http://www.hr.ubc.ca/collective-bargaining/bargaining-bulletins/bulletin-45/ CUPE 116 represents more […]

Museum of Anthropology Closed Sunday, Oct. 21

Museum of Anthropology will be closed Sunday, Oct. 21. Limited job action continues over the weekend. Custodial workers continue to be withdrawn. CUPE 116 members remain working to an overtime ban. The university remains open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty andstaff who are not engaged […]

Museum of Anthropology closed Saturday, Oct. 20

Museum of Anthropology will be closed Saturday, Oct. 20. Limited job action continues over the weekend. Custodial workers continue to be withdrawn. CUPE 116 members remain working to an overtime ban. The university remains open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty andstaff who are not engaged […]

Limited job action for weekend of Oct. 20-21

Limited job action continues over the weekend. Custodial workers continue to be withdrawn. CUPE 116 members remain working to an overtime ban. The university remains open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty andstaff who are not engaged in job action are expected to report for work. […]

Pickets at USB, Marine Drive Residence; No Campus Mail

Limited job action continues October 19 with pickets at the USB and the Marine Drive Residence. There are no pickets at the entrances to the Caribou Daycare in the USB or the student entrances to the Residence. The Campus Mail service and the Municipal Crew, which affects landscaping, waste management, moving and recycling crews, continue […]

Mail, municipal services affected by limited job action

CUPE 116 continues limited job action. Campus mail service and municipal crews – landscaping, waste management, moving and recycling – are expected to continue withdrawal of services and all CUPE 116 members are working to an overtime ban.

CUPE 2950 ratifies agreement with UBC

Members of CUPE 2950 have voted today to ratify the tentative agreement reached with UBC. CUPE 2950 represents 1,700 clerical, secretarial, library and Chan Centre for the Performing Arts staff at the Vancouver campus. Read the bargaining bulletin #43 CUPE 116 job action continued today with pickets at USB, Campus and Community Planning,  and the […]

Job action update: Pickets at USB, Caribou Daycare not affected

Limited job action continues with pickets at USB, Campus and Community Planning and the Power House. The entrance to the Caribou Daycare housed in the USB is not being picketed and is operating as normal. Essential services are in place at the Power House and no service disruptions are expected. The Campus Mail service and […]

UBC Vancouver campus remains open, current job action status

The university is open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty and staff who are not engaged in job action are expected to report for work.

CUPE 116 continues limited job action

Services affected:
The Lost and Found Office is closed for the remainder of the day. Items can be searched for online at security.ubc.ca
There will be no Campus Mail service until further notice.

CUPE 116 withdraws Mail and Municipal Crew, overtime ban continues

CUPE 116 continues limited job action October 17 with withdrawal of Campus Mail service and the Municipal Crew, which affects landscaping, waste management, moving and recycling crews. An overtime ban for members remains in place. The university remains open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty and […]

UBC Vancouver Campus remains open during job action

CUPE 116 continues limited job action and an overtime ban for members remains in place. The university is open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty and staff who are not engaged in job action are expected to report for work. CUPE 116 represents more than 2000 employees in trades, food […]

Limited job action continues, Museum of Anthropology closing at 5 p.m.

Services Affected:
The Lost and Found Office is closed for the remainder of the day. Items can be searched for online at security.ubc.ca
The Museum of Anthropology will close at 5 p.m. today. The scheduled 6 p.m. talk will take place in the MOA Café.

CUPE 116 Municipal Crew withdraws, overtime ban continues

CUPE 116 continues limited job action October 16 with withdrawal of the municipal crew. This affects landscaping, waste management, moving and recycling crews. An overtime ban for members remains in place. The university remains open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty and staff who are not […]

Current status of job action at Vancouver campus

CUPE 116 continues limited job action and an overtime ban for members remains in place. The university remains open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty and staff who are not engaged in job action are expected to report for work. CUPE 116 represents more than 2000 employees in trades, food […]

CUPE 116 continues limited job action on campus

Limited job action continues Oct. 15 with withdrawal of landscaping, waste management and recycling crews. An overtime ban for members remains in place. The university remains open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty and staff who are not engaged in job action are expected to report […]

Limited job action continues

CUPE 116 continues limited job action with withdrawal of landscaping, waste management and recycling crews. An overtime ban for members remains in place. The university remains open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty and staff who are not engaged in job action are expected to report […]

Campus open, job action continues and may escalate Monday

The university is open with classes, labs and exams to continue. Job action may escalate today, Oct. 15. Check for updates during the day and follow @ubcnews to see if this will impact campus operations. Custodial workers are expected to continue withdrawal of services and all CUPE 116 members are working to an overtime ban. […]

Campus open, limited job action continues over the weekend

The university remains open over the weekend. Custodial workers continue to withdraw their services and CUPE 116 members are still working to an overtime ban. Faculty and staff who are not engaged in job action are expected to report for work. CUPE 116 represents more than 2000 employees in trades, food services, student housing, parking, […]

Limited job action continues over the weekend

The university remains open over the weekend. Please check www.ubc.ca/jobaction for updates. Custodial workers continue to withdraw their services and CUPE 116 members are still working to an overtime ban. Faculty and staff who are not engaged in job action are expected to report for work. CUPE 116 represents more than 2000 employees in trades, food services, student housing, parking, research […]

CUPE 116 continue overtime ban, withdrawal of custodial services

Services Affected:
Robson Square Bookstore will be closed Saturday October 13.

CUPE 116 picketing Thunderbird Residence commons block entrance

There is a picket line at the entrance to the commons block in the Thunderbird Residence. This houses administrative offices. The picket line currently runs from West Mall to Thunderbird Boulevard, circling the Thunderbird Residence and SHHS Facilities Offices.

Job action may escalate

The university anticipates that job action may escalate October 12. Please check here for updates throughout the day and follow @ubcnews on Twitter to see how this might impact faculty, staff and students. The university remains open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty and staff who […]

Limited job action continues

Services Affected:
Robson Square Bookstore will be closed on Saturday, October 13.

Dental and custodial services affected by job action

Services Affected:
The Dental Clinic in the Nobel Biocare Oral Health Centre is closed for the rest of the day.
TheParking Office in the GSAB will be open today from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm.

Job action continues with overtime ban

October 11: CUPE 116 members began an overtime ban at midnight.  Custodial workers have been pulled from their work today and will not be providing services to faculties and departments. The university remains open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty and staff who are not engaged in job action are expected […]

Point Grey campus is open

The university remains open, with the provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty and staff who are not engaged in job action are expected to report for work.

UBC and CUPE 2950 reach tentative agreement

The University has reached a tentative agreement with CUPE 2950, representing approximately 1,700 unionized clerical, secretarial, library, and Chan Centre for the Performing Arts staff at the Vancouver campus.  The agreement is now in the ratification/approval processes of both parties and is expected to be completed later this month. Read the full bargaining bulletin.

Job action affects Bookstores

The UBC Bookstore at Point Grey will be open from 1:30-3:30 p.m. today. The Bookstore Cafe will remain closed for the day. Sauder School of Business Bookstore and UBC Bookstore Robson Square remain closed. Parking regulations continue to be enforced.

Latest: Limited Job Action Continues

CUPE 116 members continue limited job action today October 10.  The university remains open, with the continued provision of classes, labs and exams as well as other services. Faculty and staff who are not engaged in job action are expected to report for work. CUPE 116 represents more than 2000 employees in trades, food services, student housing, parking, research […]

Situation on the Vancouver Campus

CUPE 116 members began limited job action Oct. 4. The university remains open today, Oct. 9, and students will continue attending classes, labs and exams. Faculty and staff who are not part of job action are also expected to come to work. CUPE 116 represents more than 2000 employees in trades, food services, student housing, […]

Situation on the Vancouver Campus

CUPE 116 members began limited job action Oct. 4, although no job action is anticipated today. The university remains open and students are expected to attend classes, labs and exams. Faculty and staff who are not part of job action are also expected to come to work. CUPE 116 represents more than 2000 employees in […]

Pacific Spirit Place food services in SUB to
remain closed Thursday

Pacific Spirit Place food services in the Student Union Building will remain close for the remainder of the day, Thursday, October 4. UBC intends to re-open Pacific Spirit Place food services on Friday, unless there is further job action.

Pacific Spirit Place food services in SUB closed

Pacific Spirit Place food services in the Student Union Building have been closed, due to job action, until further notice. UBC intends to re-open Pacific Spirit Park food services today if possible, depending on operational requirements and ongoing job action activities.

CUPE 116 begins limited job action on UBC’s Vancouver campus

The campus remains open and students are expected to attend classes CUPE 116 members on UBC’s Vancouver campus began limited job action shortly before noon on Oct. 4 with a rally and planned march along East Mall north to the Student Union Building. The union group, which represents over 2,000 trades, food services, student housing […]

UBC Vancouver – possible job action today

CUPE 116 job action could start as early as 11.30am. The Vancouver campus remains open and students are expected to attend classes.

UBC prepares for possible job action

Following the 72-hour strike notice served on Oct. 1st by CUPE 116 (the union that represents over 2,000 trades, food services, student housing services, custodial workers, parking attendants, engineering technicians, research assistants, and campus security patrols) on UBC’s Vancouver campus, the university is preparing for possible job action as early as Thursday, Oct. 4. The University will […]

I am a member of the UBC community, even during job action

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

Contraventions to these policies and guidelines could result in serious consequences for you.  That’s why you need to be informed. Full information in the UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar 2012/13

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 this 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 in the UBC Vancouver Academic Calendar 2012/13

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. Crossing of Picket Lines) 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 before Tuesday Oct. 2 at 11:30 pm.

Students can also exercise this 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. Important information for students can be found in the Academic Position of Students in Case of a Strike. Additional information for students is available on the Vice-President, Students website.

Get informed: read the Academic Position of Students in Case of a Strike and read the FAQ’s for students on VP Students website.

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:

Bargaining Updates

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

Bargaining Bulletin #7

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 7 for collective bargaining commencing in 2014. This bulletin has information about a tentative agreement between BCGEU representing Okanagan staff, and the University.

We also have information on upcoming dates planned for bargaining with the Faculty Association and AAPS.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 7.

Bargaining Bulletin #6

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 6 for collective bargaining commencing in 2014. In this bulletin, Lisa Castle (VP Human Resources) outlines the progress of bargaining with the Faculty Association, AAPS and BCGEU (Okanagan campus), as well as a note on the status of collective bargaining across the province

Read Bargaining Bulletin 6.

Bargaining Bulletin #5

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 5 for collective bargaining commencing in 2014. In this bulletin, Lisa Castle (VP Human Resources) outlines the progress of bargaining with the Faculty Association.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 5.

Bargaining Bulletin #4

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 4 for collective bargaining commencing in 2014. In this bulletin, Lisa Castle (VP Human Resources) outlines the progress of bargaining with the Faculty Association.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 4.

Bargaining Bulletin #3

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 3 for collective bargaining commencing in 2014. In this bulletin, Lisa Castle (VP Human Resources) describes progress of bargaining with the Faculty Association, and about some scheduled dates with AAPS, as well as BCGEU at the Okanagan campus.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 3.

Bargaining Bulletin #2

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 2 for collective bargaining commencing in 2014. In this bulletin, Lisa Castle (VP Human Resources) describes the beginning of bargaining with the Faculty Association, and about the preparation of UBC’s staff bargaining plan for review and approval by the Provincial Government.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 2.

Bargaining Bulletin #1

Today, we have released Bargaining Bulletin 1 for collective bargaining commencing in 2014. In this bulletin, Lisa Castle (VP Human Resources) describes the current state of UBC’s collective agreements, and explains the status of public sector collective bargaining in British Columbia.

Read Bargaining Bulletin 1 .

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