A tentative agreement has been reached between UBC and its Association of Administrative and Professional Staff under the 2012 mandate, Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology John Yap announced today.
The University of British Columbia (UBC) has reached a tentative agreement with its Association of Administrative and Professional Staff (AAPS). AAPS represents approximately 3,300 people working as management and professional staff at the university's campuses throughout B.C. They perform a wide range of functions, including medical and student professionals, directors, managers, program co-ordinators and office administrators.
The two-year agreement provides for modest wage increases, which are being funded from savings found within existing budgets, as required under the 2012 Cooperative Gains Mandate.
Ratification of the agreement will happen in 2013.
The B.C. government has been clear that there is no new money to fund wage increases and there is no desire to download these costs onto families or future generations. The Cooperative Gains Mandate provides public sector employers with the ability to negotiate modest wage increases funded from savings within existing budgets, not adding costs to taxpayers and ratepayers, and not sacrificing services.
Settlements under the 2012 mandate are expected to be unique between sectors and between employers in some sectors.
Minister of Advanced Education, Innovation and Technology John Yap -
"I am pleased to hear that UBC and its Association of Administrative and Professional Staff have reached a tentative agreement under the Cooperative Gains Mandate."
"I would like to thank the negotiators on both sides of the table for their hard work in making this agreement happen."
"These agreements show that the Cooperative Gains Mandate can work at B.C.'s research universities."
- The new 2012 Cooperative Gains Mandate applies to all public sector employers whose collective agreements expired on or after Dec. 31, 2011.
- About 300,000 unionized workers are employed in the public service, at Crown corporations and agencies, and in the kindergarten - Grade-12, post-secondary, health and community social services sectors.
Updated bargaining information is available at: http://www.fin.gov.bc.ca/psec/
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