Improving Members’ Workplace Experience

AAPS is the legal bargaining agent of the Management & Professional group at The University of British Columbia. The current Collective Agreement runs from July 1, 2014 to June 30, 2019.

The Collective Agreement is the binding framework that structures the working relationship between UBC and AAPS members. The Collective Agreement covers virtually every aspect of the working relationship from salary, sick leave and holidays to promotion, termination and the grievance process.

The Collective Agreement is actually two documents, the

The Collective Agreement is in effect for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2019


Bargaining  with the University falls under the auspices of the Public Sector Employers' Council (PSEC). PSEC is a government controlled body that sets the mandate for public sector bargaining in British Columbia. This structure is unique to British Columbia and provides a distinct advantage to employers in that the actual bargaining process is circumvented by the PSEC mandate. Public sector employers in British Columbia are essentially relieved of the vexing challenge of negotiating wages with unions and associations.

Ongoing Conversations

While the Collective Agreement is the principal document AAPS negotiates on behalf of its members, the organization also has ongoing conversations with the University related to the employment relationship. These include one-on-one meetings with UBC Human Resources to discuss individual cases, quarterly Information Sharing and Informal Problem Solving meetings with UBC Human Resources to discuss systemic issues, and regular communications with the University President and the VP Human Resources.