UBC's Faculty Association has recently voted to negotiate under the B.C. Labour Code.
Close to 1,000 members of the association's nearly 2,300 professors, lecturers and librarians voted on the issue, with a majority casting ballots in favour of placing the association's employment contract under the code.
"We're very pleased that 79 per cent of our members who voted were in favour of the amendment," says Social Work Prof. Mary Russell, who heads the association. "It's a validation of the association's strength."
The vote will be forwarded by the university administration to the Board of Governors for ratification.