Date: April 5, 2019
On April 3, 2019, a vote took place at UNBC to certify a new Graduate Teaching Assistant bargaining unit. All employees of UNBC in a unit composed of graduate teaching assistants excluding student assistants and other student employees were entitled to vote.
The University is awaiting further instruction from the British Columbia Labour Relations Board to determine next steps. Further updates will be provided on this page as new information is made availalbe.
British Columbia Labour Relations Board - Amended Notice of Poll
Date: April 2, 2019
TO ALL EMPLOYEES OF: University of Northern British Columbia in a unit composed of
"graduate teaching assistants excluding student assistants and other student employees"
THE POLL(S) WILL BE HELD:
DATE: Wednesday - April 3, 2019
TIME: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
LOCATION: Conference Centre - Room #6-307, 3333 University Way, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC
Every employee in the unit is entitled to vote whether a member of the union or not.
British Columbia Labour Relations Board - Notice
Date: March 27, 2019
On March 26, 2019, the Board received an application for certification filed by the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Local 2278 for a unit of employees employed by the University of Northern British Columbia, 3333 University Way, Prince George, BC, V2N 4Z9 described as:
teaching assistants at the University of Northern British Columbia
UNBC 2019 Bargaining Information
2019 will be a busy year for labour relations at the University of Northern British Columbia (UNBC). Both the UNBC Faculty Association and CUPE Local 3799 collective agreements are set to expire on June 30, 2019, and preparations are underway to identify common interests and strategic themes as we return to the bargaining table.
The University is committed to finding shared interests between the parties to resolve differences and reach collective agreements as soon as possible. UNBC is committed to finalizing new agreements to address the issues and concerns of the parties while ensuring we align with the direction set by the Public Sector Employers' Council Secretariat (PSEC).
We will continue to share, as appropriate, themes, issues and developments from the Employer's perspective, while respecting the role of the unions.
Follow this page for the latest official University statements and updates on labour relations with CUPE Local 3799 and the UNBC Faculty Association. Additional resources will also be provided regarding the provincial framework under which the University is mandated to operate within for negotiations.
Members are encouraged to visit their respective union website for further details.