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The BCIT Faculty & Staff Association (FSA) is a membership driven, certified trade union that represents full-time and part-time technological faculty and staff at BCIT.

Through representation on committees, negotiation with BCIT and advocacy for our members, we work to advance the employment interests of faculty and staff and improve working conditions at BCIT.

FSA Vision

    • Outstanding careers through outstanding employment conditions.

FSA Mission

    • To create an outstanding workplace: engage, celebrate, protect, and make gains for all our members.

FSA Values

    • Empowerment
    • Influence
    • Principled Action
    • Social Justice
    • Solidarity
    • Strength

We are committed to

    • Fostering high standards of excellence in education;
    • Improving members’ employment conditions, working environment, and opportunities;
    • Maintaining transparency in FSA activities;
    • Fostering a well-informed and engaged membership; and
    • Promoting participation in decision-making; and nurturing a sense of community amongst our members and all of BCIT.

Strategic Plan (2015-20)

    The 2015-18 strategic plan was extended until 2020 and a new plan is in development for 2020 and beyond.

    Priorities

    1. Opportunities
    2. Rights
    3. Education

    Goals

    1. Create a palette of resources and tools to help members make the most of their rights
    2. Tell our story so that government and management understand the value we bring to BC and the struggles we face in realizing that value
    3. Use Institute and union committees to improve the rights of our members
    4. Engage members through communication that is informative and concise
    5. Cultivate participation through a strong and active Tech Rep community
    6. Make use of opportunities provided by the union movement to improve our members’ rights and the services we provide them
    7. Add value to members’ professional lives
    8. Support members facing challenges
    9. Leverage all opportunities to improve working conditions and compensation to create an outstanding workplace
    10. Develop an understanding of management practices to measure the impact on our members and plan strategic responses
    11. Ensure the FSA has business practices that are efficient and allow our staff to do their work effectively
    12. Value the contributions of members

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FSA Newsletter

October 2019, Vol 51 Issue 1

Check out our latest newsletter including items about bargaining, grievances, member profiles, and best practices!

October 2019, Vol 51, Issue 1 (PDF)

Newsletter Archive
  • Diversity Circles

    Looking for information about Diversity Circles? Diversity Circles is now a BCIT-supported initiative and is co-led by the two FSA members who founded it: Zaa Joseph & Shannon Kelly.
    Visit their website!
  • What are your rights?

    The Collective Agreement, along with various memoranda of agreement, regulate the terms and conditions of employment of FSA members.
    Read your CA