Benefits

Benefits

CUPE 2950 has been successful in negotiating some great benefits – for more information please take a look at UBC’s Benefits overview.

CUPE 2950 benefits include Health, Extended Health and Dental coverage, Pension, Basic Life Insurance and Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance. There is also an Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP). Benefits and their cost to members are negotiated along with the Collective Agreement during collective bargaining.

Extended Health and Dental coverage are provided through Sunlife. For information on what is covered or to submit or download claim forms, please login at the Sunlife Member Website .

EFAP is a confidential and voluntary program that includes professional counselling (in-person, online and telephone), life coaching, information and referrals for work, life and health challenges. These services are provided through Shepell.

The Disability Benefit Plan (DBP) is an employee-funded fully insured plan that provides you with a monthly income if you are unable to work for four months or more due to illness or injury. This benefit is provided through Sunlife and further information can be found here.

If you have further questions please call the union office at 604-822-1494.

 

Adoption Leave

You are entitled to a total of 37 weeks adoption leave.  Twelve weeks are eligible for UBC top-up and should be accessed in the same way as the maternity benefits.  This leave must be taken within the first 52 weeks following the child arriving in the home.

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Computer Training

In addition to JSTP Funding, there are also free online interactive tutorials through www.lynda.com.  Included are a range of computer programs such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, OneNote, Outlook, Project, Publisher, and Visio), Dreamweaver, HTML, Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Integration Series, InDesign, and Acrobat.  For more information call Susanna Mulligan at 604-822-9273.

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Discounts

Being a CUPE member has many benefits including some great discounts and opportunities around the lower mainland.

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Flex Time

Article 28.02 (B) reads: The employees in each department or library division, under guidelines of this Article, shall decide which form of week they will work, subject to approval of the Department Head.   There are 4 basic forms of a work week:   Seven (7) hours per day, five (5) days per week; Eight …

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JSTP

Job Skills Training Program: JSTP (http://www.hr.ubc.ca/learning-development/funding/cupe-2950/) These funds are available for members to enhance their opportunity for promotion and transfer at UBC and must, in some capacity, be work-related. A maximum of $1,000.00 is allocated per fiscal year per member.  This is not transferable to a member’s partner or dependent. Members on the Recall List …

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Maternity/Parental Leave

About Maternity/Parental Leave 1.  Forward your mat leave dates (must start on a Monday) to department administrator.  Vacation time must be taken before or after maternity/parental leave. 2.  Your dept. administrator submits leave dates to payroll service rep. 3.  After Payroll receives the dates, you must call to arrange signing of  memo regarding return to …

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Medical and Dental Appointments

Absence of one-half (½) day for medical or dental appointments shall not be deducted from an employee’s sick leave credits nor shall any pay be deducted. There shall not normally be more than an average of one-half (½) day per month for this purpose. Excessive use of medical or dental appointments may require medical or dental certificates. Refer …

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Pension

One of the best benefits at UBC is the Staff Pension Plan. You contribute 6.5% of your earnings and UBC puts in 8.2% on all earnings that you pay CPP on. 30.03 Pension Plan All eligible employees will be required to join and make contributions to the UBC Staff Pension Plan upon meeting the conditions …

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Professional Development

Available in some UBC Departments.  Each fiscal year some departments allocate funding for employees to upgrade their skills.  Check with your supervisor or manager. Departments are required to provide on-the-job training.  An employee is eligible for retraining when there has been a change in procedures, equipment, process or method of operation (see Article 19.05), and …

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Sick Leave

Sick Leave Employees who are unable to work because of illness or injury are eligible for sick leave – Article 30.06 of the collective agreement. Sick Bank (Article 30.06 E) Employees accumulate 1.25 days or 8.75 hours per month with full pay up to a maximum of 152 days (6 months). Part-time employees’ sick leave …

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Tuition Waivers

Available once a member, full-time or part-time, has completed their probation period (see Article 21.01).  Employees who are “Temporary” (see Article 3.05) or “Sessional” (see Article 3.03) are not eligible for this benefit ( http://www2.finance.ubc.ca/payroll/benefits/tuition.cfm). Twelve credits are allocated in each 12-month period (beginning the first day of a class).  Credits are transferable to a …

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