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    • 25 APR 22
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    Impasse at the Bargaining Table for BCGEU

    Impasse at the Bargaining Table for BCGEU

    The BC General Employees Union (BCGEU)—representing more than 33,000 public-sector workers in the province—has declared an impasse in bargaining with BC’s Public Service Agency (PSA). The deadlock comes amid the government agency’s failure to bargain a cost of living adjustment (COLA) for BCGEU workers. The PSA’s offers to this point represent a significant pay cut

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    • 22 APR 22
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    Bargaining a New Collective Agreement: A Primer for FSA Members

    Bargaining a New Collective Agreement: A Primer for FSA Members

    FSA members’ collective agreement (CA) with BCIT is set to expire July 1, 2022 (though it will remain in effect until bargaining concludes). While a CA is a legal document established through negotiation, its life begins long before union representatives and the employer sit down to bargain. For the union, this pre-history involves research, committee

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    • 08 APR 22
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    Paid Sick Leave Update

    The province has expanded sick leave after several months of pressure from the FSA and other BC unions. Earlier this year, Executive Director Michael Conlon wrote about the failure of provincial legislation to cover all workers in BC. In the province’s January 2022 announcement, almost all part-time public sector workers–including FSA Part-Time Studies (PTS) members–were

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    • 07 APR 22
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    FSA 2022 Board Election Results

    FSA 2022 Board Election Results

    FSA members, your 2022-24 President and Vice President are Colin Jones and Shannon Kelly, respectively. Colin and Shannon are returning to their positions by acclamation following completion of the nomination period on Wednesday, April 6, 2022. Both bring a wealth of experience in the FSA and at BCIT to their positions. The FSA is committed to

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    • 10 FEB 22
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    FSA Board Elections 2022

    Election Candidates FSA elections take place online, which means that the current COVID-19 situation does not interfere with our election cycle. In 2022, the following positions were up for election: One (1) President (2022-24 term) One (1) Vice President (2022-24 term)   Visit the FSA board page on our website to view background materials on board governance.

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    • 03 FEB 22
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    Campaign for Fairness – Five Days Sick Leave for PTS Members

    Michael Conlon, Executive Director On January 20, 2022, I posted about the provincial government’s changes to the Employment Standards Act (ESA) that added five paid sick days for workers in the province, including part-time workers. Naturally we assumed that our members teaching into Part-Time Studies (PTS) would be covered by this provision. Indeed, the Minister

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