Monthly Archives: April 2012

Response to Mediation

The Employer has initiated mediation at the Labour Relations Board because, as they write, “the parties are far apart on the monetary package.” The Union finds this perplexing, since the Employer has not presented a four-year monetary package. We are … Continue reading

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Health Fund Cheques

Dear Members, The Union is in the process of producing and distributing the Extended Health Fund cheques.  This process takes a little time so please be patient if you don’t get your cheque right away over the next two weeks. … Continue reading

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Bargaining and Communications

Dear Members, First and foremost, I would like to take a moment to apologize for what appears to be confusion regarding the current state of bargaining. I suspect this confusion and frustration arises at least in part from frames of … Continue reading

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Employer Applied for Mediation This Afternoon @ 2 PM

We learned today at 2 PM that the employer has applied for mediation at the labour board. We are seeking legal advice on the implications of this. While we are not sure what ‘mediation’ will mean for our situation (which … Continue reading

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Response to Dr. Klonsky’s Open Letter

This letter is written out of respect for our membership requesting a response to an Open Letter that is now hosted on the UBC Insiders website. To that end, please allow us to clarify various points that we found problematic … Continue reading

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Picket Captain Workshops Announced

Following the meeting of the strike coordination committee, we have planned picket captain workshops. In the event that we continue to have nothing positive to report from the bargaining table it will be important for us to be prepared for … Continue reading

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