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    Call Out: Expressions of Interest for the Collective Agreement Committee for Bargaining

    It’s hard to believe, particularly as we still work to “dot the i’s and cross the t’s” of our 2019-22 Collective Agreement, but it’s time to get ready for our next round of bargaining!

    The first step is the formation of the FSA Collective Agreement Committee (CAC). This committee of members is a crucial part of preparing for bargaining and identifying considerations for what will eventually become proposals at the bargaining table!

    What Does the CAC Do?

    This is an opportunity to volunteer for your association and contribute to the FSA’s work to negotiate for excellent working conditions for all members and a dynamic and supportive educational community. This work includes:

    • Creating opportunities for the FSA membership to participate in identifying bargaining priorities
    • Identifying areas of inequity within the FSA membership that have the potential to be addressed through the bargaining process
    • Gathering and researching information to inform bargaining preparation
    • Recommending a bargaining mandate, bargaining proposals, and the membership of our Bargaining Team

    These points are drawn from FSA Policy 2.2.1. For full policy information and details about the CAC, click here.

    Who Should Apply?

    • Any FSA member committed to our vision, mission, values, and strategic priorities
    • Any FSA member who can dedicate approximately 5-7 hours per month starting in August 2021
    • Any FSA member dedicated to representing the membership as a collective and not just one’s own individual interests or priorities


    Fill out the Expression of Interest Form (below) today! Deadline: Sunday, June 6, 2021.


    Collective Agreement Committee EOI - Round 19

    • Selecting CAC members

      The board will be selecting members for the CAC that represent the diversity of the membership and are able to carry out consultation and research on bargaining proposals and to advise the board and bargaining team with regards to strategy.
    • The FSA is committed to securing equity for members of marginalized groups disproportionately excluded from full participation in both the Association and BCIT. Such marginalized groups include but are not limited to: Indigenous peoples; women; visible/racialized minorities; neurodivergent persons; persons with disabilities; socio-economically disadvantaged persons; and lesbian, gay, bisexual, asexual, transgendered, queer, genderqueer, non-binary, and 2-spirited persons. Please identify if you belong to one or more of these groups.
    • The CAC is looking for members with the following skills: Communications with members; Researching and drafting proposals; Economic, financial, and policy analysis; Facilitation; Government relations; Information and project management; Solidarity and community outreach; and Survey design and execution. Please tell us about the contributions you can make in one or more of these areas. No more than 1-2 paragraphs please.
    • No more than 1-2 paragraphs please.
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