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Universities

Universities

CUPE represents over 12,000 members working at B.C. universities. CUPE members work in every facet of our post-secondary education system, from providing direct instruction and participating in research, providing cleaning and maintenance services, staffing ancillary and student services, providing on-campus child care, offering academic support, organizing recreation services and events, staffing libraries, and serving in clerical roles. CUPE members strive to deliver quality learning on safe, clean university campuses. CUPE members also staff student societies and other campus organizations.

Universities sector news

CUPE 4163 and University of Victoria ratify renewed collective agreement

CUPE 4163 and University of Victoria ratify renewed collective agreement

December 15, 2022
VICTORIA – The members of the University of Victoria Educational Workers’ Union (CUPE 4163) Component 3 and the UVic Board of Governors have ratified a renewed collective agreement. The agreement,…
VICTORIA – The members of the University of Victoria Educational Workers’ Union (CUPE 4163) Component 3 and the UVic Board of Governors have ratified a renewed collective agreement. The agreement,...

CUPE 4163 and University of Victoria reach tentative agreement

CUPE 4163 and University of Victoria reach tentative agreement

November 29, 2022
VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Educational Workers’ Union (CUPE 4163) Component 3 has reached a tentative agreement with UVic. The agreement, reached this week at the bargaining table, covers…
VICTORIA – The University of Victoria Educational Workers’ Union (CUPE 4163) Component 3 has reached a tentative agreement with UVic. The agreement, reached this week at the bargaining table, covers...

UBC Exam Invigilators join Canada’s Largest Union as Part of Effort to Unionize All Student Academic Workers

UBC Exam Invigilators join Canada’s Largest Union as Part of Effort to Unionize All Student Academic Workers

November 8, 2022
VANCOUVER—CUPE is welcoming Exam Invigilators at UBC’s Centre for Accessibility who joined the union following a successful three-week membership drive. Predominantly graduate students themselves, the group of workers administers exams…
VANCOUVER—CUPE is welcoming Exam Invigilators at UBC’s Centre for Accessibility who joined the union following a successful three-week membership drive. Predominantly graduate students themselves, the group of workers administers exams...

Time to end contracting out at UNBC, say campus workers

Time to end contracting out at UNBC, say campus workers

November 7, 2022
PRINCE GEORGE – Some campus workers at the University of Northern British Columbia are among the lowest paid in the region, while the multinational corporation that employs them makes hundreds…
PRINCE GEORGE – Some campus workers at the University of Northern British Columbia are among the lowest paid in the region, while the multinational corporation that employs them makes hundreds...

CUPE 116 and UBC reach tentative agreement

CUPE 116 and UBC reach tentative agreement

October 7, 2022
CUPE and the University of British Columbia have reached a tentative agreement. CUPE 116, representing around 2,700 workers that provide support services at UBC, reached the tentative deal with the…
CUPE and the University of British Columbia have reached a tentative agreement. CUPE 116, representing around 2,700 workers that provide support services at UBC, reached the tentative deal with the...

TRU support staff union calls for safe, comprehensive investigation into campus harassment

TRU support staff union calls for safe, comprehensive investigation into campus harassment

December 2, 2021
KAMLOOPS – The union representing support staff at the Thompson Rivers University wants to ensure all university staff can safely and confidentially report instances of workplace harassment and discrimination. CUPE…
KAMLOOPS – The union representing support staff at the Thompson Rivers University wants to ensure all university staff can safely and confidentially report instances of workplace harassment and discrimination. CUPE...
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Keywords / Employers / Local Number
Universities sector locals
CUPE LOCAL 8911
Emergency Communications Professionals of BC
CUPE LOCAL 7000
Rapid Transit and Rail Workers
CUPE LOCAL 5523
SD22 - Vernon School District Education Workers
CUPE LOCAL 5278
VIU Students' Union Workers
CUPE LOCAL 5150
SD19 - Revelstoke School District Education Workers
CUPE LOCAL 5101
SD79 - Cowichan Valley School District Education Workers