As a cohesive team, we strive to do meaningful work to support, protect, and advance the workplace rights of the FSA membership in their provision of public, polytechnic offerings. As one of the largest faculty and staff associations in BC, we are proud that our office focuses on effectively representing, negotiating, and advocating for the interests of FSA members. We recognize that complex workplaces thrive when each FSA employee is able to fully contribute their skills, knowledge, and wisdom towards this purpose-based work.
- Empowerment: We empower our members to understand and advocate for their rights.
- Influence: We leverage our knowledge and relationships to influence decision-making toward the realization of our shared visions.
- Principled Action: We take principled actions that are driven by the membership.
- Social Justice: Our commitment to social justice means we seek to foster and enhance a fair and just workplace.
- Solidarity: Demonstrating solidarity serves as the foundation of effecting change.
- Strength: Our strength comes from listening to our members and working together to apply what we’ve learned.
FSA Workplace Culture
- We proudly contribute to a public, post-secondary system guided by a belief in the importance of education and learning in citizenship.
- We provide the ingredients necessary to nourish staff to fuel our work.
- We encourage and support each other to get out of the elements and take a breath when needed.
- We ring our bell to celebrate successes together. We actually have a bell!
Note: The FSA differs from many other union environments in that it does not have a steward model.
The FSA is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from qualified members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including but not limited to: status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, neurodiversity, political belief, religion, marital or family status, or age.