VANCOUVER—CUPE 116 is proud to announce that the University of British Columbia’s invitation to Tim Hortons Doughnuts to open up shop on campus has been accepted, making the new outlet the first unionized Tim Hortons in BC and one of only a handful in Canada.
The UBC Tim’s, which will open in early November, will be located in the Forest Building on the university’s Point Grey campus.
“CUPE food services workers have so much to be proud of,” says Colleen Garbe, President of CUPE 116, the local that will represent Tim Hortons’ workers. “It is the quality of their work, so appreciated by both the student body and the surrounding population, that made unionized doughnuts a reality on campus.”
Tim Hortons’ recent television ads promoting the famous coffee-and-doughnut shop on campus appear to reflect some of the positive aspects of working on campus, including good benefits and a break on tuition, among others.
CUPE 116 member Laura Lowrie will be the on-site supervisor for the UBC Tim Hortons. Other unionized Tim’s are located on university campuses in Ontario.