Ratification Vote Results

Ratification Vote Results

Today our CUPE 2950 membership voted 79% in favour of acceptance of the tentative agreement between our Union and the University.

Thank you for your participation and support.

In solidarity, your contract committee,

  • Karen Ranalletta, President CUPE 2950

  • Susanne Lester (Chair)

  • Dana Fister

  • Jaimie Miller

  • Shehnaz Motani

  • George Pereira

  • Frans Van de Ven, Business Agent

  • Ross Idler, CUPE National Servicing Rep

Ratification Vote Meeting Details

CUPE 2950 CONTRACT RATIFICATION VOTE

DATE: TUESDAY, JUNE 23rd

TIME: 12:00PM-3:00PM

LOCATION: NORM THEATRE—OLD SUB (6138 University Boulevard)

Information sessions will be held in the theatre from 12:00pm-3:00pm. The plan is to run these sessions every 15-30 minutes allowing for questions. The Contract Committee will also be on hand to answer questions.

*As per Article 10.01 employees are permitted to attend the information session & vote, on University time.*

 Please note that you will need to bring photo ID to vote.

The Contract Committee is recommending ratification of the tentative agreement.

 

Tentative Agreement Reached!

Tentative Agreement Reached!

After 7 months, including 4 full days of bargaining this week, your Contract Committee reached a tentative collective agreement with UBC late last night.

This was a challenging round of bargaining. The Contract Committee worked very hard to negotiate the best possible deal for our members within the tight restrictions of the Public Sector Employer’s Council’s (PSEC) mandate. 

The term of the tentative agreement is April 1, 2014-March 31, 2019.

The details of the full contract will be shared at an upcoming information and ratification vote meeting. Time and place of this meeting is in the process of being scheduled.

Notice will be sent to all members early next week.

In solidarity, your contract committee,

  • Karen Ranalletta, President CUPE 2950

  • Susanne Lester (Chair)

  • Dana Fister

  • Jaimie Miller

  • Shehnaz Motani

  • George Pereira

  • Frans Van de Ven, Business Agent

  • Ross Idler, CUPE National Servicing Rep

Bargaining Bulletin #7

Bargaining Bulletin #7 – April 16, 2015

Your Contract committee met with UBC’s bargaining committee March 30, April 1, 10, 13 and 15th. We have made significant progress over the past sessions and are scheduled to meet with the employer on May 5th.

In solidarity, your contract committee,

  • Karen Ranalletta, President CUPE 2950

  • Susanne Lester (Chair)

  • Dana Fister

  • Jaimie Miller

  • Shehnaz Motani

  • George Pereira

  • Frans Van de Ven, Business Agent

  • Ross Idler, CUPE National Servicing Rep

Bargaining Bulletin #6

Bargaining Bulletin #6 – March 24, 2015

Your Contract committee met with UBC’s bargaining committee yesterday to continue discussions. We continue to make progress at the table.

A subcommittee of the contract committee will meet with the employer this Friday, March 27th to discuss issues relating to the Chan Centre component. We will be back at the main table on April 10th.

In solidarity, your contract committee,

  • Karen Ranalletta, President CUPE 2950

  • Susanne Lester (Chair)

  • Dana Fister

  • Jaimie Miller

  • Shehnaz Motani

  • George Pereira

  • Frans Van de Ven, Business Agent

  • Ross Idler, CUPE National Servicing Rep

Bargaining Bulletin # 5

The Contract committee met with UBC’s bargaining committee on Monday, February 23rd to continue discussions. We made progress on a number of non-cost items and signed off on proposals. We have dates scheduled for mid-March which will include discussions related to the Chan Centre component.

In solidarity, your contract committee,

  • Karen Ranalletta, President CUPE 2950
  • Susanne Lester (Chair)
  • Dana Fister
  • Jaimie Miller
  • Shehnaz Motani
  • George Pereira
  • Frans Van de Ven, Business Agent
  • Ross Idler, CUPE National Servicing Rep

Bargaining Bulletin #3

Bargaining Bulletin #3 – December 2, 2014

Your Contract committee met with UBC’s bargaining committee yesterday to continue discussions.  We made further progress at the table by signing off on 2 letters of agreement and exchanging union proposals and counter-proposals from the meeting in November 17th. We felt that the meeting was positive and are working with the employer to schedule dates in the new year.

In solidarity your contract committee,

  • Karen Ranalletta, President CUPE 2950

  • Susanne Lester (Chair)

  • Dana Fister

  • Jaimie Miller

  • Shehnaz Motani

  • George Pereira

  • Frans Van de Ven, Business Agent

  • Ross Idler, CUPE National Servicing Rep

Bargaining Bulletin #2 – November 18, 2014

Your Contract committee met with UBC’s bargaining committee yesterday to continue discussions.  We made progress at the table by signing off on a number of renewed letters of agreement. We had productive discussions around proposals from both sides and will continue bargaining in a few days.

We are scheduled to meet again on Friday, November 21st and Monday, December 1st.

In solidarity your contract committee,

  • Karen Ranalletta, President CUPE 2950

  • Susanne Lester (Chair)

  • Dana Fister

  • Jaimie Miller

  • Shehnaz Motani

  • George Pereira

  • Frans Van de Ven, Business Agent

  • Ross Idler, CUPE National Servicing Rep

Bargaining Bulletin #1

Bargaining Bulletin #1 – November 4,2014

Your Contract committee met with UBC’s bargaining committee on November 3rd to exchange proposals. Both sides are scheduled to meet November 17th, 21st and December 1st.

Updates from our current negotiations will be emailed and posted on our website and reported on at the next General Membership meeting on November 20th at Henry Angus, Room 435 – 12-2pm.

We’ve also posted FAQs pertaining to this round of bargaining – please contact the union office if you have any questions. We are located at Mary Bollert Hall – Basement, 6253 NW Marine Drive.

Members are also invited to come down to the union office to view the proposals that were ratified at the September 25th General Membership meeting.

Karen and Susanne will be attending a meeting for the CUPE BC Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee this Friday to get updated information about current negotiations of CUPE locals 951/917/4163 (UVIC), 4879 (Thompson Rivers University), 3999 (UNBC), 3886 (Royal Roads University), 3338  (SFU) and 2278 (UBC TAs).  You can follow UCBC at http://universitieswork.ca

In solidarity your contract committee,

  • Karen Ranalletta, President CUPE 2950

  • Susanne Lester (Chair)

  • Dana Fister

  • Jaimie Miller

  • Shehnaz Motani

  • George Pereira

  • Frans Van de Ven, Business Agent

  • Ross Idler, CUPE National Servicing Rep

Collective Bargaining FAQs

As we head into the negotiation of our collective agreement this fall  – we thought we’d post FAQs about collective bargaining between CUPE 2950 and UBC.  This is subject to change – if you have any other questions to add please contact the union office at office@cupe2950.ca

Collective Bargaining FAQs

What is collective bargaining?

  • Collective bargaining is the process of negotiations between the union and the employer to develop and maintain the collective agreement.

Who bargains for CUPE 2950?

  • The Contract Committee was elected in March 2014. The following people were elected to the committee:
    • Susanne Lester (Chair) – Humanities and Social Sciences, Library
    • Jaimie Miller – Technical Services, Library
    • Shehnaz Motani – Research Services
    • George Pereira – Chan Centre
    • Dana Fister – Law
    • Karen Ranalletta – President, CUPE 2950
      • Frans van de Ven – Business Agent, CUPE 2950 – spokesperson**
      • Ross Idler, CUPE National Servicing Rep – resource**
        • **denotes voice no vote**

Who bargains for UBC?

  • The University’s bargaining committee is:
    • Maynard Witvoet – Employee Relations Manager
    • Beverly Babey – Human Resources
    • Emily Kompauer – Library
    • Cam McGill – Chan Centre
    • Amy Stanley – Medicine

How and where can I get information about bargaining?

  • To get information on CUPE 2950 bargaining, please follow the website. We will also send bargaining bulletins out via email.
  • To follow bargaining of our sisters and brothers in other CUPE locals please visit www.universitieswork.ca

When is the union going to meet with the University?

  • The following dates have been scheduled and are subject to change:
    • November 3
    • November 17
    • November 21
    • December 1

What are the proposals?

  • The proposals were ratified by the membership on September 25th.
  • Members are welcome to view proposals at the union office at anytime (please call ahead of time to make sure someone is in the office – 2-1494)

Our collective agreement is expired. What does that mean?

  • The collective agreement stays active until the next one is negotiated.

When do we vote on the contract?

  • All members of CUPE 2950 are eligible to vote on the memorandum of agreement. The committee will present their recommendation at a membership or a special meeting.
  • Members who work off-site will have the option to vote at mobile polling stations.

Who is PSEC?

  • The Public Sector Employer’s Council falls under the Ministry of Finance. The Public Sector Employers’ Council (PSEC) supports government in setting and coordinating strategic directions in human resource management and labour relations for the broad public sector.
  • They have to approve UBC’s proposals and contract before it goes to the Board of Governors for approval.

Will we go on strike?

  • The members decide whether we go on strike or not.
  • A strike vote is when the membership authorizes the union to take job action. In BC, the union has to give the employer 72 hours notice of job action and we have 90 days to invoke some sort of job action after the strike vote is taken.
  • Your 2014 Job Action Committee members are:
    • Nancy Forhan – Applied Science
    • Patricia Fraser – Sauder
    • Brian Broom – Medicine – VGH
    • Hollie Griffin – Financial Services

Steps for Collective Bargaining

  • Election of Contract Chair (November 2013)
  • Election of bargaining committee (March 2014)
  • Contract committee presents and recommends concept proposals to the membership (September GMM)
  • Membership votes on contract proposals – approved unanimously at September GMM
  • CUPE 2950 and UBC exchange proposals
  • Both parties continue to meet – this constitutes bargaining
  • Once the parties agree, the memorandum of agreement is sent to government for final approval, the union then takes the agreement to the membership and it’s voted on.

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