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.

 

CUPE 2950 Professional Development Fund

CUPE 2950 Professional Development Fund 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 $1,400.00 is allocated per fiscal year per member.  This is not transferable to a member’s partner or dependent. Members on the Recall List due …

Discounts

Being a CUPE member has many benefits including some great discounts and opportunities around the Lower Mainland: https://hr.ubc.ca/health-and-wellbeing/physical-wellbeing/ubc-perks-faculty-and-staff

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 …

Maternity, Parental and Adoptive Leave

Article 30.07 of the Collective Agreement outlines the provisions available to those applying for Maternity, Adoption and Parental Leave. More information is available on the UBC Website: https://hr.ubc.ca/benefits/benefit-plan-details/vacation-leaves/maternity-parental-adoptive-leave https://hr.ubc.ca/benefits/benefit-plan-details/vacation-leaves/maternity-parental-adoptive-leave/maternity-0 Applying for 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 …

Medical and Dental Appointments

Article 30.06 (C) Full-time employees may request 3½ hours per calendar month for medical or dental appointments. This time shall not be deducted from an employee’s sick leave credits, nor shall any pay be deducted. Continuing part-time employees shall receive entitlement to this benefit on a pro rata basis, according to the number of hours …

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 …

Professional Development

The university maintains a Professional Development fund (see Article 21.08) to support learning activities that will enhance an employee’s current job performance as well as support skill development to assist in opportunities for transfer and promotion throughout the university. https://hr.ubc.ca/career-development/professional-development-funding/staff-professional-development-funding  Departments are required to provide on-the-job training.  An employee is eligible for retraining when there has …

Sick Leave/Compassionate Leave/Domestic Violence 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 …

Tuition Waivers

Available once a member, full-time or part-time (working more than 17.5 hours per week), has completed their probation period (see Article 21.01).   https://finance.ubc.ca/payroll/your-benefits/tuition-waivers Twelve credits are allocated in each 12-month period (beginning the first day of a class).  Credits are transferable to a partner or a dependent.  The twelve credits can be used only …