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Working conditions

File contains correspondence, reports, and ephemera produced or received by Local 1's Working Conditions Committee. Topics include fluorescent lighting, the Workers' Compensation Board manual, grievance procedure, and first aid kit maintenance.

Working conditions

File contains material relating to working conditions at UBC. Records include "Second draft of amendments to Industrial Health & Safety Regulations (First Aid Section)" from the Worker's Compensation Board of British Columbia (dated September 25, 1978), documents produced by Local 1's Working Conditions Committee, correspondence regarding working conditions, an inspection report, a report regarding the detrimental effects of fluorescent lighting, and a newspaper clipping regarding stretching exercises for office workers.

File also contains a pamphlet from the UBC Alumni Association's Wesbrook Society (possibly from 1982), and copies of Local 1's grievance form.

Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service fonds

  • RBSC-ARC-1793
  • Fonds
  • 1943 - 1974

Contains the operational records of the Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Services from 1943 to 1974. Records include annual and monthly financial summaries, meeting minutes, manager's reports, insurance agreements, and correspondence.

Vancouver Fishermen's Settlement Service

[Universities and Colleges Conference Correspondence]

File contains Association of University and College Employees correspondence, dated October 17, 1977 to June 24, 1977. Topics discussed include planning the conference for support staff in colleges and universities (sponsored by the Public Sector Employees Council and co-ordinated by Melody Rudd of the AUCE), with details on expenses, delegates, and attending institutions, collaboration with other unions (BCGEU, CUPE, VMREU), and the conference program and order of proceedings. File also contains reports from AUCE Local 4 (Capilano College), BCGEU Local 2 (Okanagan College) including their collective agreement for 1977-78, BCGEU Local 57 and 64 (Northwest Community College) including a memorandum of understanding dated March 30, 1977, CUPE Local 951 (UVIC), CUPE Local 1341 (Selkirk College), CUPE Local 2081 (Camosun College), and the Fraser Valley College Faculty and Staff Association

[Universities & Colleges Conference records] (2 of 2)

File contains records relating to the Association of University and College Employees' participation in the Universities and Colleges Conference, dated October 25, 1977 to October 17, 1977. Topics discussed include the order of Local report presentations, the conference agenda, maternity leave and unemployment insurance, student employees, correspondence, and reports from CUPE Local 2081 (Camosun College), AUCE Local 4 (Capilano College), BCGEU Local 59 (BCIT), AUCE Local 3 (Notre Dame University), BCGEU Local 62 (Douglas College), Fraser Valley College Faculty and Staff Association, BCGEU Local 64 (Northwest Community College), BCGEU Local 63 (Northern Lights College), BCGEU Local 52 (Okanagan College), CUPE Local 1858 (Malaspina College), CUPE Local 1341 (Selkirk College), AUCE Local 1 (UBC), AUCE Local 2 (SFU), and CUPE Local 951 (UVIC).

[Universities & Colleges Conference records] (1 of 2)

File contains records relating to the Association of University and College Employees' participation in the Universities and Colleges Conference, dated October 15, 1977, September 1977, 1973, and October 1977. Topics discussed include the AUCE's contributions to the Universities and Colleges Conference, correspondence, reports from Locals and committees, statement from a provincial secretary/treasurer candidate, and a breakdown of finances. File also contains annotated copies of Bill 89 (Labour Code of British Columbia Amendment Act, 1977), Bill 82 (Colleges and Provincial Institutes Act), the Labour Code of British Columbia (1973), and a copy of CUPE's report for the Universities and Colleges conference.

[Union Steward materials]

File contains union steward materials, dated October 4, 1977 to October 16, 1977. Topics discussed include duties and responsibilities, handling a grievance, dealing with supervisors, closing comments, Local grievance meetings, copies of minutes, tips for stewards, grievance information, rights of stewards, arbitration, information and agendas for stewards seminars, and brief histories of AUCE and SORWUC. File also contains a audio cassette entitled "The Steward".

[U.B.C. Campus Community Alliance Records]

File contains records of the U.B.C. Campus Community Alliance, which consisted of representatives from AUCE Local 1, the Teaching Assistants Union, the Graduate Students' Society, the Alma Mater Society, the Co-operative Christian Campus Ministry, the Solidarity Coalition, and others.

File contains meeting minutes, correspondence, press releases, and other records of the U.B.C. Campus Community Alliance, which consisted of representatives from AUCE Local 1, the Teaching Assistants Union, the Graduate Students' Society, the Alma Mater Society, the Co-operative Christian Campus Ministry, the Solidarity Coalition, and others.. Records are dated November 7, 1983 to August 17, 1983. Topics discussed include Operation Solidarity and the Solidarity Coalition, political protests and picketing, scabs, a hunger strike, information on a press conference, and several agendas.

UBC Alumni Chronicle: The Unionization of UBC

File contains an issue of the UBC Alumni Chronicle, dated Spring 1975. Topics discussed include the UBC Alumni Association election, unionization of UBC, an article on sports and culture, a profile on Tom Wayman, alumni annual giving and a list of scholarships, campus news including coverage of MLA Day, Senate election results, the Alumni Travel Program, and a message from the president, a spotlight section with alumni news, weddings, births, and deaths, and a letters section with submissions from readers.

Treasurer's files

File contains records of the union office treasurer, dated June 20, 1978 to November 20, 1979. Documents include material concerning a 1979 office reorganization. Topics discussed include administrative restructuring, dues restructuring, subsequent by-law amendments, and union income. File also contains correspondence and invoices regarding payments to AUCE Provincial, legal arbitration, employee benefits, office rental, pest control, and union dues. File also contains the following miscellaneous documents: an account log photocopy, agenda and minutes of membership meetings, financial statements, and Local 1 by-laws. File also contains issues of Across Campus (October 1979, March 1979), and Contract Bulletin 3.

Strike pay

File contains outgoing and incoming correspondence regarding 1978 strike pay, a list of cheques released to signatories, and statements of earnings. Correspondence includes memoranda to Local 1's union office authorizing release of strike pay cheques to third parties. File also includes Local 2's Annual Report 1978/9 Supplement. Topics discussed include maternity benefits, strike action, negotiations with Simon Fraser University, and committee reports.

Special Convention on Affiliation, April 1980

File contains material from the April 1980 AUCE Provincial Special Convention on Affiliation. Material includes the Affiliation Bulletin 2 (prepared by Local 1's Affiliation Committee and Provincial staff), an information package about various affiliation options, an Affiliation Update from the Provincial Executive dated April 2nd 1980, and an edition of the AUCE Affiliation Inquiry (vol.1, no.4) dated January 9, 1980.

File also contains the Provincial newsletter AUCE News: Special 9th Annual Convention Edition (June 1982). Topics discussed include provincial nominations, a proposed budget, and proposed resolutions and amendments.

Special Convention on Affiliation (2 of 2)

File contains the Special Convention on Affiliation docket dated April 12-13, 1980. Records in the docket include an agenda, a list of delegates to the convention, minutes and list of delegates from the 6th annual convention (1979), a financial report, affiliation committee reports and members, reports on unions (ACIEBC, AUCE, BCGEU, CCU, CLC, CUPE, OTEU, SORWUC, UFAWU), and resolutions. File also contains several blank pages for notes, proposed amendments, and emergency resolutions

Special Convention on Affiliation (1 of 2)

File contains a photocopy of the Special Convention on Affiliation meeting minutes dated April 12-13, 1980. Topics discussed include affiliation with the CLC or other unions (CCU, SORWUC, BCGEU, CUPE, OTEU, etc.), reports from Locals and affiliation committees, and referendum wording, content, and procedures. File also contains a report to the Special Convention by the AUCE Provincial Executive

[Solidarity Coalition records]

File contains correspondence, news releases, reports, and other records dated June 26, 1984 to June 18 and 19, 1984. Topics discussed include Operation Solidarity and new labour legislation, per capita dues, the Solidarity Coalition, opposition to the government budget, rallies, an AMS (UBC Alma Mater Society) Special General Meeting, formation of a People's Commission for Policy Alternatives and their activities, employment proposals, trade union support actions including strikes and demonstrations, community programs, education, Expo 86, an Operation Solidarity bargaining conference and strategy discussion, the report of the public sector committee, the 1984 B.C. Conference on Human Rights, Local reports, recommendations from workshops, and communications reports. File also contains an information package from the Operation Solidarity 1st Annual General Meeting dated June 18 and 19, 1984, a copy of Operation Solidarity News Volume 1, Number 1, dated October 1984.

[Solidarity coalition records]

File contains records pertaining to Operation Solidarity (trade unions group) and the Solidarity Coalition (community group), dated December 1, 1983 to October 7, 1983. Topics discussed include strikes and negotiation, responses and opposition to Bill 2-3, Bill 11, Bill 26, and other government policies and legislation, correspondence, budget cuts, a copy of the AUCE Local 1 Solidarity Times, office equipment and costs, reports and summaries on potential legislative changes such as the Labour Code Amendment Act (Bill 28) and others, political protests, leaflets entitled "The Real Kerkhoff Story," and "B.C. Government Cuts Education Again," a news clipping on the Fraser Institute, and a Solidarity Coalition brief to the premier of B.C. dated October 7, 1983.

[Solidarity coalition newsletters, bulletins, and reports]

File contains newsletters, bulletins, and reports, dated October 1983 to May 1985. Topics discussed include an NDP Caucus Labour Report on legislation, activities of the CUPE Solidarity Committee, a summary of Bill 28 (Labour Code Amendment Act), International Women's Day, unemployment in BC, rallies and protests against government budgets and policies, military expenditures, poverty, socio-economic policy alternatives and a people's commission, the displacement of Tranquille residents, a lockout of the Theatre Employeess Union, human rights, Expo 86, education cuts and cuts to government programs, and logging on Meares Island. File also includes a copy of the Solidarity Times Volume 1, Number 1, from October 15, 1983, copies of the B.C. Report from July 1984 and November 1984, and 15 copies of Solidarity Coalition Bulletins from 1984-1985.

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (6 of 6)

File contains Local reports and a paper presented by the National Union of Students included in the sixth annual convention docket dated May 1979 to June 2-3, 1979. Records include draft and final versions of Local reports, correspondence and criticism related to Local 4 (Capilano), information on the SFU 18 and the history of Local 3 (NDU), and the National Union of Students policy paper from March 1979 entitled "Education: A system in chaos".

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (5 of 6)

File contains the sixth annual Convention Docket dated June 2-3, 1979. Records in the docket include an agenda, list of delegates, rules of order, minutes of the fifth annual convention (1978), a detailed provincial report including financial statements, detailed reports of Locals including information on the SFU 18 and the history of Local 3 (NDU), resolutions and amendments, and a National Union of Students policy paper from March 1979 entitled "Education: A system in chaos." File also contains the back cover of the docket which has been intentionally left blank, as well as a list of suggested additions, emergency amendments, and resolutions.

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (4 of 6)

File contains a draft version of the sixth annual convention docket dated June 2-3, 1979. Records in the docket include an agenda, list of delegates, rules of order, minutes of the fifth annual convention (1978), provincial report including financial statements, reports of Locals and resolutions and amendments. File also contains handwritten drafts and notes used in preparing the docket.

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (3 of 6)

File contains Emergency Resolutions and amendments from the annual convention dated June 2, 1979. Topics discussed include solidarity with Quebec, membership, committees, duties of the provincial executive, conventions, post-secondary education, unemployment and cutbacks, opposing Bill C-22, supporting the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW) and the SFU 18, student employment, and the newsletter. File also contains handwritten notes and drafts, and referred motions from June 2, 1979.

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (2 of 6)

File contains the sixth annual convention docket dated June 2-3, 1979. Records in the docket include an agenda, list of delegates, rules of order, minutes of the fifth annual convention (1978), a detailed provincial report including financial statements, detailed reports of Locals including information on the SFU 18 and the history of Local 3 (NDU), resolutions and amendments, and a National Union of Students policy paper from March 1979 entitled "Education: A system in chaos." File also contains the back cover of the docket which has been intentionally left blank for emergency resolutions or amendments.

Sixth Annual Provincial Convention (1 of 6)

File contains meeting minutes and rules of order from the annual convention dated June 2-3, 1979. Topics discussed include amendments and resolutions, financial report and expenses, Local reports, support for the SFU 18, student employment, interactions with SORWUC, the newsletter, potential affiliation with the CLC, nominations, interest in changing the name of the organization (AUCE) to the University and College Employees Union (UCEU), student employment, and opposing Bill C-22 and Bill C-14. File also contains a piece of scrap paper with an AUCE embossed stamp.

[Shop steward handbook and Travel Club newsletter]

File contains an AUCE/SORWUC shop steward handbook and AUCE travel club leaflets. Topics discussed in the handbook include rights and responsibilities of stewards, leaves from work, how to process grievances, arbitration, definitions, and a sample grievance form. Topics discussed in the newsletters include detailed information on tours and travel packages to Las Vegas, Mexico, Alaska, Europe, etc.

Seventh Annual Provincial Convention (2 of 2)

File contains Local reports and other records dated June 18, 1980. Records include Local monthly reports from June 1979 to June 1980, Local annual reports to the 7th annual convention, a report from the British Columbia Students' Federation, reports from SORWUC, and reports from the Labour Advocacy and Research Association (LARA). Topics discussed include strikes, dues, negotiations, hiring, job descriptions, membership, student employment, communication, affiliation, supporting the SFU 18, union organizing, and labour standards for domestic and farm workers. File also contains copies of articles from the Province newspaper entitled "Home work down-graded" (March 10, 1978) and "They're slaves in the homes of the elite" (March 9, 1978)

Seventh Annual Provincial Convention (1 of 2)

File contains an annual provincial convention docket dated June 21-22, 1980. Records in the docket include an agenda, a list of delegates to the convention, minutes and list of delegates from the 6th annual convention, the affiliation committee report, minutes and list of delegates from the special convention on affiliation, CLC correspondence, executive reports, and budget and financial reports

[Scrapbook of 1992 strike]

File contains materials relating to the 1992 CUPE strike, including photocopies of articles and photographs (originals moved, see below) and news clippings dated February 20, 1992 to March 26, 1992. Topics discussed include background information on the strike, working conditions and wages, pay equity, negotiation, effects of the strike, scabs and strikebreakers, UBC student, administration, and faculty responses to the strike, a B.C. Supreme Court injunction limiting picket locations, the student sit-in at the president's office and related statement, and the end of the strike. File also contains an envelope of additional news clippings.

RBSC-ARC-1021-PH-048 to 125, 127 (small print - photograph storage)
RBSC-ARC-1021-PH-126 (medium print -photograph storage)

[Ritchie & Associates Records] (3 of 3)

File contains handwritten notes, press releases, reports, and other records dated August 12, 1985 to October 22, 1986. Topics discussed include background on and opposition to Ritchie and Associates (R & A) activities at UBC, greivances, statements from the president about R & A, work-to-rule, and the UBC work environment. File also contains a copy of the R & A final report on the UBC Audio Visual Services department from October 1985, and R & A presentation materials on Audio Visual Services from September 9, 1985.

[Ritchie & Associates Records] (2 of 3)

File contains reports, bulletins, clippings, correspondence, and other records dated November 12, 1985 to October 22 and 24, 1985. Topics discussed include librarians' concerns with the Ritchie and Associates (R & A) review, the work-to-rule campaign, correspondence with the faculty association, other unions, and the president of UBC about R & A, legal information on implementing work-to-rule and strikes including copies of labour board rulings, grievances, and a schedule for MLA Day.

[Ritchie & Associates records] (1 of 3)

File contains clippings, correspondence, bulletins, and other records dated October 25, 1985 to November 21, 1985. Topics discussed include opposition to Ritchie and Associates (R & A) efficiency testing at UBC, the work-to-rule campaign, staffing and budget cuts, summaries of R & A final reports, legal information and background on R & A, grievances, an all campus unions meeting on contract negotiations and R & A, transcripts of CUE interviews with Vancouver Co-op Radio and the CBC on the topic of R & A, issues with campus mail delivery, and a memo on how librarians and library staff have been affected by R & A.

[Reports of UBC University Librarian to the UBC Senate]

File contains the Reports of the University Librarian to the Senate of the University of British Columbia, dated January 1979 and December 1979. The January report covers the year 1977-78, and includes information on collections development, physical and bibliographic access to collections, services, and appendices describing the size of the collections, collections growth, library expenditures, use of library resources, interlibrary loans, reference statistics, library organization, reading rooms, and the Senate Library Committee. The December report covers the year 1978-79, and includes themes and trends for the seventies and eighties, collections, divisions such as circulation, aquisitions, catalogues, etc., libraries such as the Woodward Biomedical Library, Sedgewick Library, Data Library, etc., and appendices describing the size of the collections, collections growth, library expenditures, use of library resources, interlibrary loans, reference statistics, library organization, reading rooms, and the Senate Library Committee.

Re: memorial respecting the seizure of S.S. "Coquitlam"…

File contains declarations of eight individuals or organizations regarding compensation owed following the seizure of the steamer "Coquitlam" by the U.S. revenue cutter "Corwin" in 1892. Declarations request compensation for losses of seal skins, good shipped, legal fees, etc. Claimants include Cereno J. Kelley.

[Publications, leaflets and other materials]

File contains several publications, leaflets, and bulletins, dated 1973 to 1974, including undated document entitled "Forming A Union" and clipping of 'How to Form A Union" from White Collar, a publication of the Office and Professional Employees International Union (OTEU), AFL-CIO and CIC, Labour Code of British Columbia Act, A.U.C.E. informational leaflets, and Hospital Employee's Union Proposed Settlement. Topics discussed include forming a union, reasons to join the union, wages and negotiations. File contains a publication from the Office and Professional Employees International Union, a copy of the 1974 Labour Code of British Columbia, and several leaflets and reports.

Provincial news

File contains newsletters from the AUCE Provincial, and a financial statement.

AUCE Affiliation Bulletin (January 22, 1981) includes referendum results on whether AUCE members wish to affiliate with the Canadian Labour Council.

AUCE Provincial Dispatch no. 13 (November 27, 1980) includes by-election results, and the results of a special assessment which passed to provide financial assistance to Local 1.

AUCE Provincial News: Special Issue on Affiliation (December 1980) includes discussion and opinion pieces on the advantages and disadvantages of various ways to affiliate with the CLC.

AUCE Provincial News (Fall 1980) includes topics such as local reports, boycotts, protest literature, settlements, tripartism, relations with the Canadian Confederation of Unions, a Canadian Human Rights Commission review of Canada Employment and Immigration, opinion pieces on affiliation, and sexual assault legislation.

[Provincial Health and Safety Committee] (2 of 2)

File contains a copy of "Perspectives for Health and Safety in British Columbia" by the B.C. Federation of Labour Compensation & Safety Committee. Topics discussed include industrial health, jurisdiction of the Worker's Compensation Board (WCB), on the job safety, negotiations in safety, adjudication and appeals, women and occupational health, and back injuries.

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