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    • 07 DEC 17
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    Winter Break Dates!

    Winter Break Dates!

    The Winter (Christmas) Break dates (as per Article 8.7) have been confirmed for 2017: Wednesday, December 20 Thursday, December 21 Friday, December 22 Thursday, December 28 Friday, December 29 If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact us!

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    • 05 DEC 17
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    Job Posting: Senior Labour Relations Rep

    Job Posting: Senior Labour Relations Rep

    Senior Labour Relations Representative Position Available Full-Time, Temporary (1 year). PDF version.  The BCIT Faculty and Staff Association in Burnaby is seeking a temporary Senior Labour Relations Representative (SLRR) for a one-year term beginning February 20, 2018. The BCITFSA is a union of 1,600 faculty and technical employees working primarily at BCIT’s Burnaby and Downtown

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    • 16 NOV 17
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    2018 Wage Increase Announced Due to ESD

    2018 Wage Increase Announced Due to ESD

    FSA members will see an additional pay increase of 0.4% on May 1, 2018 as a result of the Economic Stability Dividend (ESD) negotiated in the last round of bargaining. This increase will be in addition to the 1% negotiated increase already scheduled for May 1, 2018 and the 0.5% negotiated increase on July 1,

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    • 31 OCT 17
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    Stronger Together: Achieving Fairness for Contract Academic Staff Conference

    Stronger Together: Achieving Fairness for Contract Academic Staff Conference

    Geraldine Eliot, FSA Member “A Walmart-style education system built on precarious work isn’t good for faculty, and it isn’t good for students.” – Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) website According to the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), Contract Academic Staff (CAS) account for 1/3 of all professors in Canada. Since 1999, the number

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    • 20 OCT 17
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    Representing PTS Instructors

    Representing PTS Instructors

    Heather Neun, Union Counsel Enforcing the rights of precariously employed FSA members Most Canadian post-secondary institutions generally employ some form of instructional “contract academic staff”, whose employment is of a short-term nature. In the FSA’s bargaining unit at BCIT, these members are employed as Part-Time Studies (PTS) instructors on short-term auxiliary employee contracts, sometimes referred

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    • 20 OCT 17
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    Fair Employment Week Message 2017

    Fair Employment Week Message 2017

    From the FSA Caucus on Part-Time Studies (COPTS) The FSA is concerned that many instructors at Canada’s post-secondary institutions, including BCIT, are trapped in precarious, short-term contract work, and the number seems to be growing. Contract work has quietly gone from an interim stepping stone to a career-long experience. As a result, many contract academic

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