Advocacy Reminder: Discipline and the Right to Representation

As an AAPS member, you have the right to representation during disciplinary and investigatory processes as per Article 8 of the Collective Agreement. Read more about Advocacy Reminder: Discipline and the Right to Representation

Probationary Period — What you need to know as a new hire

All new employees, regular or temporary serve a probationary period of 12 months.  Probationary periods may be extended for up to six months through mutual agreement before the end of the initial 12 months. Members are encouraged to consult with AAPS prior to agreeing to an extension as there have been instances where extensions have been proposed after the 12 month probationary period has been completed. Read more about Probationary Period — What you need to know as a new hire

Ratification of the 2012 Collective Agreement

AAPS is pleased to confirm that the 2012 Collective Agreement has been ratified by the AAPS membership and the University.

We had an exemplary voter turnout with nearly 40% of members registering a vote.

As outlined in a recent email the results of the membership vote were:
1,316   In Favour
     35   Opposed
1,351   Total Votes

The UBC Board of Governors ratified the agreement on January 18, 2013. Read more about Ratification of the 2012 Collective Agreement

Results of Ratification Vote on AAPS Collective Agreement

Dear Members,

The results of the vote to ratify the latest collective agreement between AAPS and UBC are as follows:

1,316   In Favour

     35   Opposed

1,351   Total Votes Read more about Results of Ratification Vote on AAPS Collective Agreement

Tentative Collective Agreement with UBC

Dear Members,

I am pleased to announce that after 5 days of mediation, December 5-9, 2012, AAPS has reached a tentative collective agreement with UBC.  The bargaining committee recommends ratification of the deal.

The following are the highlights of the deal: Read more about Tentative Collective Agreement with UBC

Collective Bargaining Update – November 2012

Dear Members,

We have been bargaining on your behalf with UBC since June 2012. AAPS is the largest bargaining unit on campus, representing approximately 3500 Management & Professional (M&P) staff at the Vancouver and Okanagan campuses, including the teaching hospitals. AAPS is recognized by UBC as the exclusive bargaining agent for M&P staff. Read more about Collective Bargaining Update – November 2012

AAPS Annual Report 2011/2012

The AAPS Annual Report 2011/2012 has been completed. View the 2011/2012 Annual Report.

If you missed asking for a hard copy and would like to receive one, please send an email to aaps.office@ubc.ca with your current work address. Read more about AAPS Annual Report 2011/2012

August Bargaining Update

The current collective agreement with the University expired on June 30. Bargaining for a new agreement began in June with both parties exchanging proposals. As outlined in a prior bargaining update our non-monetary proposals focused on professional development, assistance for terminated employees, and ensuring a transparent, accountable system of performance management prior to termination. While there are areas of disagreement, the dialogue thus far in bargaining has been productive and collegial. Read more about August Bargaining Update

Bargaining Update

By Michael Conlon

The current collective agreement between AAPS and the University expires on June 30, 2012. Negotiations for a new agreement started June 13 and will continue through July. Read more about Bargaining Update

What kind of advocacy issues can you help me with?

We can support you through a variety of advocacy issues. We frequently assist members with issues such as leaves, performance reviews, and terminations without cause. Read more about What kind of advocacy issues can you help me with?

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