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    • 22 FEB 19
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    Bargaining Update / Seeking to Solve Problems

    Bargaining Update / Seeking to Solve Problems

    Colin Jones, FSA Chief Negotiator Collective bargaining is the process of establishing a collective bargaining agreement (or CBA or CA or “contract”) between an employer (in our case, BCIT) and its employees represented by an independent trade union (in our case, the BCITFSA). Our recent collective agreements have had a duration of 3-5 years each

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    • 08 FEB 19
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    Join the FSA Equity Caucus

    Join the FSA Equity Caucus

    Zaa Joseph, FSA Director, Equity Caucus Liaison In May 2017, the FSA Board of Directors approved an Equity Policy for the Association and in June 2018 formed an FSA Equity Caucus (EC) with Terms of Reference seeking to bring the FSA’s Equity Policy to life. As the Board liaison to the EC, we hosted a

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    • 01 FEB 19
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    Update: Bargaining Round 18

    Update: Bargaining Round 18

    Colin Jones, FSA Chief Negotiator For members who missed the General Meeting last week, I wanted to give you a brief update about what has been going on recently. Early last year, the BC government released their public sector bargaining mandate for the 183 contracts set to expire in 2019. The mandate is for 3-year (2019-2022)

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    • 29 JAN 19
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    FSA Board Elections 2019

    FSA Board Elections 2019

    Elections are happening for the FSA board of directors. In 2019 the following positions are up for election: One (1) Treasurer (2019-21 term) Five (5) Directors-at-Large (2019-21 term) Two (2) Directors, Associate Members (2019-21 term) 2019 FSA Board Elections Timeline Formal Call for Nominations (Wed, Feb 6) – Nomination Form (PDF) Nominations Close (Wed, Feb 27, Noon) Deadline: Candidate Statement

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    • 22 JAN 19
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    FSA Mid-Year Financial Report (2019-20)

    FSA Mid-Year Financial Report (2019-20)

    Terry Gordon, FSA Treasurer The FSA’s financial results for the first six months of our fiscal year were very close to the budgeted targets for that period. Revenue was slightly below budget ($804 thousand versus $826 thousand). However, expenses were also below budget ($787 thousand versus $826 thousand), giving us a small ($17 thousand) surplus

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    • 22 JAN 19
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    Executive Director Message: Acknowledgement & Gratitude

    Executive Director Message: Acknowledgement & Gratitude

    Jude Morrison, FSA Executive Director The FSA general membership meeting earlier this week focused on our preparation for bargaining and my recent newsletter piece explores renewal and transformation. As 2019 gets underway, I wanted to take this opportunity to send a message to all FSA members. Any organization is the sum of its parts. For

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