Report on FOI Requests
Bargaining 2016 - Information Meetings & Ratification
Racial (In)justice Conference
Tentative Agreement – Information Meetings and Ratification Vote

We are pleased to announce that a tentative three-year Collective Agreement has been reached between the Faculty Association and the University. The Information package is available here.

For more information, please read our latest notice to the membership.

Final Report on Freedom of Information Requests Filed in September 2015

This letter is to update you on the status of several Freedom of Information (FOI) requests filed by the UBCFA in September 2015 surrounding the resignation of President Arvind Gupta.

Our purpose in filing these complaints was to clarify the procedure and documentation surrounding the Board of Governors’ management of the resignation of President Gupta as well as ensuing events.

Our complaints were divided into several files by the Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner. The principal outcomes are as follows:

Bargaining Blog

Bargaining Continues, Slowly

The University and Faculty Association Bargaining teams have continued to meet over the past two months, and we have three days of bargaining booked for the last week of June. Progress is being made, slowly. A couple of issues have been resolved and a number of important issues where the parties have some mutual interests are being worked on, and resolution on those issues seems possible.

Term Certainty for Salary Payouts

We are trying to solve a major problem with our proposal #3 (Merit, PSA, and CPI certainty).

The existing language pertaining to Progress Through the Ranks (PTR) contains specific dates for the distribution of this money to faculty members. The 2014-2016 Collective Agreement specifies that the PTR be allocated on July 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015. Normally what would happen is that the 2016-2018 Collective Agreement would specify new dates: July 1, 2016 and July 1, 2017. However since negotiations to renew the Collective Agreement have not yet been completed, the July 1, 2016 payments have been delayed, much like those for 2014 and 2015. This delay happens every bargaining round that is not settled before the Collective Agreement ends and is always a source of considerable irritation by the members.

Issues

Tentative Agreement on Collective Agreement for Faculty at UBC

A Joint Communique from the University of British Columbia and the UBC Faculty Association

The University and the Faculty Association are very pleased to advise that a tentative agreement was reached between the parties on Friday, June 30, 2017, for the terms of a new collective agreement. The tentative agreement reflects the commitment of the parties to the bargaining process, and the interests of the students and faculty at the University.

UBCFA Response to Draft Sexual Assault Policy 131

Margot Young, Chair of UBCFA’s Status of Women Committee, has responded to the University’s call for feedback on the development of a new sexual assault policy.