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    • 29 AUG 19
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    Best Practices: Salary Scale Initial Placement

    Best Practices: Salary Scale Initial Placement

    Originally published in our April 2019 FSA Voice newsletter. We encourage all members to know about the importance of Initial Placement so that when new colleagues start in your Department you can encourage them to ensure that they have been placed properly. We have several “hard to fill/difficult to recruit to” disciplines where having this knowledge is key. In

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    • 29 AUG 19
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    Labour Day 2019: Our Work

    Labour Day 2019: Our Work

    Labour Day is rooted in celebrating the achievements of workers. Our work contributes to a better post-secondary education system, a stronger economy, and to the broader social good. On this Labour Day we are settling in for a round of collective bargaining and your FSA Bargaining Team is working hard to convey to BCIT, and

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    • 25 JUL 19
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    In Memory: Elinor Hudon

    In Memory: Elinor Hudon

    Paul Reniers, FSA Executive Director (2006-18) Elinor was one of the people who defined the FSA for a generation. As a Technician in MedLab, Elinor was elected to the FSA executive in the early 1980s becoming president for the first time later that decade and then again in the early 1990s. She sat on several

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    • 27 JUN 19
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    Best Practices: Workload Disputes

    Best Practices: Workload Disputes

    Originally published in our October 2018 FSA Voice newsletter.  Over the last year, the FSA has seen an increase in members using collective agreement provisions to dispute excess workload assignments. Collective Agreement Articles 8.8 and 8.9 (for instructional and non-instructional staff respectively) provide three levels of dispute resolution. The Workload Dispute Process gives members the opportunity to

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    • 24 JUN 19
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    Update: FSA Staffing

    Update: FSA Staffing

    Note: Sept 19, 2019. As announced at our recent Tech Rep meeting, even with the hiring of two new labour reps – these key messages remain in place as we get new staff up to speed. Thank you for your understanding. Updated: June 27, 2019. After sending out this notice on June 24th we received some

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    • 14 JUN 19
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    Farewell to FSA’s Heather Neun

    Farewell to FSA’s Heather Neun

    Heather Neun, Senior Labour Relations Representative and Union Counsel, joined the FSA staff in January 2010. She came to us with an incredible breadth of experience from her time practicing law for several firms in BC and a prominent international human rights law organization in Costa Rica. She has been a passionate advocate for equality

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