BOG Ratifies the new Collective Agreement

The Collective Agreement was ratified by the UBC Board of Governors at their December 2, 2014 meeting.

The Agreement is now in effect for the period July 1, 2014, to June 30, 2019. Read more about BOG Ratifies the new Collective Agreement

2014 Collective Bargaining Update #4—Tentative Collective Agreement

The AAPS bargaining committee is pleased to announce that after intensive mediation this weekend with Mediator Irene Holden, AAPS and UBC have reached a tentative Collective Agreement. The AAPS bargaining team would like to thank Ms. Holden for her assistance in helping the parties reach an agreement. The bargaining committee recommends ratification of the deal.

The highlights of the Agreement are as follows: Read more about 2014 Collective Bargaining Update #4—Tentative Collective Agreement

Read the AAPS 2013/2014 Annual Report

 

We are pleased to share with you the 2013/2014 AAPS Annual Report “Growing With Our Community.”

Inside you’ll find:

  • Detailed review of our Advocacy Activities for 2013/2014
  • Expanded Member Stats section
  • Overview of the 2014 Workplace Experience Survey for AAPS Members

If you would like a paper copy, please email your campus mail address to aaps.office@ubc.ca. Read more about Read the AAPS 2013/2014 Annual Report

2014 Collective Bargaining Update #3

Dear AAPS Members,

I wanted to provide you with a brief update on collective bargaining. As outlined in an earlier update, AAPS and UBC commenced bargaining on June 11, 2014, and we had a number of bargaining sessions before adjourning for the summer. Though we had several dates scheduled for September AAPS asked to reschedule those dates as a result of unforeseen circumstances. Read more about 2014 Collective Bargaining Update #3

2014 Collective Bargaining Update #2

Dear Members,

I want to provide you with a brief update on collective bargaining.

AAPS and UBC began bargaining on June 11. The parties have a number of dates scheduled for bargaining in July. Unfortunately the University is unavailable for bargaining this summer after July 21. There are a number of dates now scheduled for September and October. Read more about 2014 Collective Bargaining Update #2

2014 Workplace Engagement Survey for AAPS Members—Survey Summary Report

In February of 2014 AAPS conducted a Workplace Engagement Survey of its members to get a better understanding of their workplace experience. 45% of AAPS members responded to this survey and the results were presented by the survey provider Ipsos Reid at the AAPS Spring General Meeting on April 30, 2014.

The AAPS Board wishes to thank the members for their time in completing this survey. The responses will be used to inform AAPS’ strategic initiatives.

The following document contains a summary of those findings: Read more about 2014 Workplace Engagement Survey for AAPS Members—Survey Summary Report

2014 Collective Bargaining Update #1

Preparations are already well underway for the 2014 round of collective bargaining expected to begin in late May. AAPS is the legal bargaining agent for management and professional staff at UBC and the current Collective Agreement between AAPS and UBC expires June 30, 2014. The Collective Agreement between AAPS and UBC sets the terms and conditions of employment for management and professional staff at UBC. The Collective Agreement determines wage levels, severance obligations, sick leave, and a variety of other non-monetary rights and responsibilities.  Read more about 2014 Collective Bargaining Update #1

Understanding WorkSafeBC Harassment and Bullying Policies

On November 1, 2013 new WorkSafeBC Harassment and Bullying Policies came into effect. Learn more these new policies in our article Understanding WorkSafeBC Harassment and Bullying Policies.

If you are experiencing an issue in the workplace, please make an advocacy appointment with one of our Member Services Officers for Advocacy. Read more about Understanding WorkSafeBC Harassment and Bullying Policies

Does Working More Hours Make For a Better Employee?

By Luisa Liberatore

In August 2013, Human Resources Management Online reported that “more than one quarter of employers report their staff is working overtime, with 62% confirming that the extra hours are going unpaid.” For many, the amount of overtime is steadily increasing, and while this may be good for keeping salaries in line, other costs for the organization emerge: Read more about Does Working More Hours Make For a Better Employee?

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