The contractual agreements between BCIT and the FSA are contained in a collective agreement and a series of agreements called “memoranda of agreements”, also known as Collective Agreement Memags or CA Memags.
BCIT-FSA Collective Agreement
- 2022-2025 Collective Agreement (the current Collective Agreement is yet to be published. Below are the amendments 2019-2022 contract, which when read in the conjunction with that agreement, constitute the 2022-2025 Collective Agreement).
- 2019-2022 FSA Collective Agreement (PDF)
- On May 27, 2020, your Bargaining Team reached a tentative agreement with BCIT for a new Collective Agreement.
- As per the process for bargaining, the tentative agreement was then ratified in a vote by the FSA membership
- Want to see what the settlement included? Here are the highlights of the changes achieved during the last round of bargaining. Members can read the annotated settlement agreement in our Member Portal (login required)
- Note: Salary Scales (Article 15) are also posted by BCIT and you can find them on their website
Collective Agreements Memoranda of Agreements (Memags)
CA Memags are negotiated by BCIT and the FSA between bargaining cycles and they serve different functions. Some CA Memags fill in perceived gaps in the FSA-BCIT Collective Agreement. Others vary provisions of the FSA-BCIT Collective Agreement in specific circumstances, such that those provisions operate differently than stated. Still other CA Memags establish an agreed upon interpretation and practice for provisions that have proved confusing or contentious.
In recent years, the FSA has taken steps to alter our previous practices regarding memoranda of agreements, including by entering into less agreements. Another aspect of this altered approach is to publish more CA Memags on our website than was previously the case. At BCIT’s request and because some agreements require it, the FSA will seek BCIT’s agreement to publish CA Memags that have never been published before. We also plan to publish CA Memags with annotations so that their terms make sense to members. If you have questions regarding any of these CA Memags, please contact the FSA.
- “Quad Agreement” – pertaining to management selections at BCIT
- Memag 22FSA01 – “Guide to Article 10.3 – Professional Development”