Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) - BC

November 16, 2012 14:20 ET

UBC Teaching Assistants Ratify Contract

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Nov. 16, 2012) - CUPE teaching assistants at the University of British Columbia have ratified a new collective agreement. The 2,300 members of CUPE Local 2278 approved the deal last night with an 82 per cent ratification vote. The local represents teaching assistants, tutors, markers and English language instructors.

The deal is a no-concessions, four-year agreement with 0-0-2-2% wage increase - in line with other recent CUPE university sector agreements. The zeros for 2010 and 2011 were legislated by the BC Liberals under their Net Zero Mandate for public sector workers. CUPE 2278 is the last of UBC's three CUPE locals to ratify their new collective agreement.

Contact Information

  • Trish Everett
    CUPE 2278 President
    778 822 6853

    Murray Bush
    CUPE National Communications Representative
    778 554 2234