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    • 14 SEP 18
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    PD Win for Long Service FSA Member

    PD Win for Long Service FSA Member

    As professional and instructional members, professional development is near and dear to our hearts. That’s why the FSA bargained professional development (PD) expense funds that you can access and that you and your colleagues control. The process is governed by local committees of your peers. The collective agreement recognizes that the faculty and staff in

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    • 11 SEP 18
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    FSA Member Resignation and Retirements Spiking

    FSA Member Resignation and Retirements Spiking

    Resignations and retirements by FSA staff have risen dramatically in 2018. As of September 10, 45 FSA members have resigned or retired from BCIT this year. That already surpasses the twelve-month total of 40 in 2014, the highest of the previous five years. Between 2013 and 2017, the FSA averaged less than 33 resignations and

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    • 28 AUG 18
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    An Opportunity for Reflection, Labour Day 2018

    An Opportunity for Reflection, Labour Day 2018

    Labour Day provides us with an opportunity to reflect on what is necessary to improve the economic and social well-being for all workers; whether those workers are in BC, across Canada, or right here on BCIT campuses. Reflection can be powerful and especially useful when done in connection with a milestone. For the FSA, this

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    • 28 AUG 18
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    Job Posting: Labour Relations Rep (Temp)

    Job Posting: Labour Relations Rep (Temp)

    Posting is now closed. Thank you for your interest. Full-Time, Temporary (4 months) Posting closes Sept 3, 2018. The BCIT Faculty and Staff Association in Burnaby is seeking a temporary Labour Relations Representative (LRR) for a term of approximately four months beginning as soon as possible as a backfill for a staff member on leave.

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    • 10 AUG 18
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    Tell us your PTS ‘Quick Wins’

    Tell us your PTS ‘Quick Wins’

    On June 4th the FSA Caucus on Part-Time Studies (COPTS) (Portal login required) invited BCIT VP Academic Tom Roemer and BCIT VP Human Resources Ana Lopez to hear about members’ experiences in Part-Time Studies (PTS). The stories shared were just a small portion of the stories that are out there but they represent a truth

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    • 02 AUG 18
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    Commercial Course Content Websites

    Commercial Course Content Websites

    CAUT affiliation ties the BCIT FSA into a national network of faculty associations that shares information and best practices. The Wilfred Laurier University Faculty Association shared some of their work on protecting ownership of course materials and we are reposting a revised version of that post. FSA members are increasingly concerned about their rights over

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