Monthly Archives: August 2012

First Monetary Offer in Two Years!

After some review, we can summarize the key features of the first offer tendered by UBC since bargaining began two years ago. There has been positive movement on 5th year hiring preference for PhD students, but no extended preference for Master’s … Continue reading

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Day Two of this round of mediation!

After two years of bargaining, our employer tendered their first monetary offer in mediation late Friday afternoon. The union’s bargaining team will present the offer to your executive who will analyze the document and report to the membership by the … Continue reading

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Day one of this round of mediation

We met today with the mediator at the labour board and talks are still ongoing for both components of CUPE 2278 (the TA’s and English Language Instructors). We will be back at it tomorrow morning bright and early. We will … Continue reading

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In Mediation for the next two days….

Dear members: We apologize if the summer has been quiet, but we have been in a mediation process initiated by the employer.  Mediation continues over the next two days (August 23 and 24), when we hope to finally hear an … Continue reading

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UBC Grad Students Struggling to Pay Rent Under the Current Collective Agreement at UBC

See this article from the Globe and Mail. http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/british-columbia/road-scholars-bcs-cash-strapped-students-take-to-living-in-their-cars/article4468327/?cmpid=rss1

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