CUPE clerical workers at UBC sign tentative deal

VANCOUVER – CUPE Local 2950, representing 1,500 clerical, library and hospital staff at the University of British Columbia, has signed a tentative collective agreement. The deal reached early this afternoon is for 0-0-2-2% wage increases over four years ending in 2014.  Highlights of the deal: • No concessions• No wage increases for the first two years […]

CUPE 116 sees red at UBC

VANCOUVER—CUPE universities job action continues this week with overtime bans and picket lines at UBC. CUPE 116 at the University of British Columbia set up picket lines early Tuesday morning shutting down the General Services Administration Building (GSAB) and Mary Bollert Hall. The GSAB is home to UBC’s financial services, parking and access control services, […]

Two weeks scheduled for health science professionals bargaining

VANCOUVER—In the wake of tentative agreements reached in the master provincial government workers’ (BCGEU) and nurses’ bargaining (NBA), the Health Science Professionals Bargaining Association (HSPBA) and Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC) return to the bargaining table this week. The bargaining association is optimistic that the tentative agreements achieved at those two tables signals a […]