CUPE is the only union for the support staff at all these universities except for one campus of UBC in the Okanagan. (The jurisdiction is currently in dispute with the provincial union BCGEU.) There are a few small units of other unions at UBC. CUPE also represents Teaching Assistants at UVic and UBC and sessionals at UVic. The sessionals and TA’s are represented by the Teaching Support Staff Union (TSSU) at SFU.
We call ourselves the University Co-ordinated Bargaining Committee (UCBC) and are comprised of approximately eleven thousand members and twelve bargaining units. There are no terms of reference governing the coordinated bargaining structure.