IUOE 882 Strike Update: Additional LRB Session Scheduled


The Union and the University will again go before the Labour Relations Board on Thursday, September 21, 2017 to determine essential services.

If you intend not to cross picket lines in the event of a strike, please review article 14.7 of your Collective Agreement and University Policy #64 and have a conversation with your manager as soon as possible. Please note that according to a previous Labour Relations Board order, picketing will occur in front of buildings where IUOE 882 members perform their jobs.

If in the event of a strike, your position is deemed essential or you are assigned exigent duties deemed essential and you are concerned about this designation, please contact the AAPS Office to arrange a confidential discussion of your situation.

For those positions deemed essential the University can compel members to work up to 60 hours per week at its discretion. However, any hours worked under this arrangement above the statutory 35 hours must be compensated on an hour for hour basis (i.e. straight time). Under this circumstance, a Labour Relations Board “global order” prevails over the Collective Agreement language. Please note that all other provisions of your Collective Agreement remain in force.

UBC will be posting updates to http://jobaction.ubc.ca/ under the “Latest News” section.