About us

The Universities Coordinated Bargaining Committee (UCBC) is a province-wide body that includes representatives of CUPE university locals in British Columbia. The committee provides a forum for sharing information, coordinating contract administration and bargaining, and working together to raise awareness of the work that CUPE members do to support universities and students.

The Canadian Union of Public Employees represents 12,000 workers at B.C. universities. We are the largest support and teaching staff union in the university sector, with members at UBC, UVic, SFU, TRU, UNBC and RRU.

From the first day students arrive on campus until the day they graduate, CUPE members work to make B.C.’s universities safe, welcoming and thriving communities. We are proud of the work we do to ensure B.C. has the highest quality learning and working conditions possible.

CUPE 116 (University of British Columbia)
Representing 2200 workers in three diverse bargaining units at UBC in Vancouver

CUPE 917 (University of Victoria)
Representing more than 1000 outside workers at UVic

CUPE 951 (University of Victoria)
Representing office, technical, child care and animal care workers at UVic

CUPE 2278 (University of British Columbia)
Representing teaching assistants, markers, and English language instructors at UBC and teaching assistants at UNBC in Prince George

CUPE 2950 (University of British Columbia)
Representing library, clerical and theatre workers at UBC

CUPE 3338 (Simon Fraser University)
Representing more than 1200 workers at SFU in Burnaby, Vancouver and Surrey

CUPE 3886 (Royal Roads University)
Representing 80 groundskeepers, trades and custodians at RRU in Victoria

CUPE 3799 (University of Northern BC)
Representing support workers at UNBC in Prince George

CUPE 4163 (University of Victoria)
Representing 1500 teaching assistants, sessional lecturers, second language instructors, residence life workers, and cultural assistants at UVic

CUPE 4789 (Thompson Rivers University)
Representing 600 academic, administrative and technical, grounds, and facilities support staff at TRU in Kamloops and Williams Lake