Complete the short AAPS Bargaining Questionnaire, Provincial Bargaining Updates, and July 1st Wage Changes

 

Dear AAPS Members,

A big thank you to all of you who have already completed the AAPS Bargaining Questionnaire or Bargaining Feedback Postcard.

We appreciate you taking the time to consider what is important to the membership in this upcoming round of collective bargaining and your interest in your Collective Agreement.

There are still opportunities to participate in collective bargaining consultations:

  • The AAPS Bargaining Questionnaire prize draw will close on Monday, June 25 at about 10:00 am. If you would like to enter the draw for one of four $50.00 gift cards, please complete the questionnaire before Monday. We’ll be notifying prize draw winners on Monday afternoon. We will keep the questionnaire open until July 3rd.
  • If you have a more detailed story, comment, or experience that you would like to share you can send it to us via the bargaining feedback form or email it directly to aaps.engagement@ubc.ca
  • Talk to us! We appreciate the thoughtful questions and conversations we have had with members about bargaining. You can make an appointment to speak with a Member Services Officer about your bargaining issues or questions, or you can join us over the summer at one of our in-person bargaining consultations. Invitations to attend the consultations will be sent out in early July.

Collective Bargaining in the B.C. public sector has begun. On June 13th, the BCGEU announced that they had reached a tentative agreement with the Provincial Government. The BCGEU represents more than 27,000 members around the province and employees at the Okanagan Campus.

It is likely that we will begin bargaining with the University in the spring of 2019. We will continue to monitor the tentative agreements negotiated by other labour relations organizations during the year. That said, we will be focusing on your consultation responses and our ongoing advocacy work to set the priorities for our bargaining proposals.

In addition, we would like to remind you that wages will be changing on July 1st and be reflected on your July 15th paycheques. The July 1, 2018 salary scales are now available. You can view them here.

  • All members will receive a 0.5% General Wage Increase (GWI) effective July 1, 2018.
  • The third phase of the 2016 Compensation Review Implementation will come in to effect on July 1, 2018 and will impact certain job family levels within certain job families. Please review the memo from UBC HR.
  • We know that a number of members in the Student Management job family have had questions about the changes made to the compensation review implementation for this job family. If you have been adversely impacted or have questions, please contact the AAPS Office.

As always, we remind all members that GWIs and salary adjustments from compensation reviews are not a reflection of your performance but that of the salary commitments negotiated through collective bargaining. If you are not receiving performance-based pay increases due to either the GWI or compensation review, please contact the AAPS Office.

We are looking forward to receiving your bargaining questionnaire responses.

 

Sincerely,

Joey Hansen, Executive Director