September news


New website

Hi, and welcome to the new site for CUPE Local 2278!  We are currently working to spruce things up and make this site easier to navigate.  Ultimately, our hope is to make the most important information and documents readily available, and to keep our members better informed about the activities of the local.  We hope you like it!

Welcome back + orientations

In other news, we are happy to welcome both new and returning members to UBC after such a beautiful summer!  All TAs (but especially those of you who are new to UBC) are encouraged to keep an eye out for department orientations, to learn all about the benefits our local has to offer.


With our collective agreement expiring on August 31, 2014, we will soon be entering a new round of bargaining.  We have the information collected via our online survey, and will use that to inform our proposals when bargaining begins.  If you want to get involved in the bargaining effort, we can always use more help, so please e-mail!


We will be holding executive elections this fall and could use a great deal of new ideas and energy!  If you are interested in running, e-mail, or come out to our General Membership meeting on October 2nd to learn more!

Labour Day

September 1st marks Labour Day, and we encourage you to come join other CUPE members in celebrating!  For more information, see our Facebook page.

A fond farewell

Finally, I want to take a moment to announce that I will not be seeking re-election this year, and am stepping down to focus on my dissertation and trying to graduate in May.  It was a tough decision, but I feel it is one I have to make for myself.  I want to thank members of the local for their support and trust over the last 2 years.  I have learned so much as your president and am proud to have been able to represent you on campus, in BC, and on the national stage.

In solidarity,

Trish Everett

President, CUPE 2278