FPSE and Student Organization launch campaign to save ESL programs in BC

The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE) has joined forces with the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) in BC to pressure the federal government to re-think its plans to cut ESL funding… FPSE and CFS are prepared to work with the provincial government to maintain the support of ESL training and to find ways to ensure that ESL programs currently delivered in public institutions remain accessible and affordable to the thousands of students who need those programs to succeed. Visit the Read more [...]

UFV/FSA Contract Ratification Results

To All FSA Members, We would like to thank all members who took the time to vote on the proposed April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2014 UFV/FSA Collective Agreement. In total, 383 members voted. The results of the votes are as follows: “I agree to the proposed April 1, 2012 – March 31, 2014 UFV/FSA Collective Agreement”  YES (348)        NO (35) We are pleased to announce the acceptance of the new collective agreement by majority of the FSA membership and would like to thank Read more [...]

Rank and Tenure: Faculty Advisory Vote Results

We would like to thank all Type B faculty (including Academic Support faculty, Lab Instructors, and included Directors) who participated in the faculty advisory vote on Rank and Tenure. In total, 225 members voted. The results of the votes are as follows: Do you agree to have the Rank and Tenure articles placed into the agreement for ratification?   Yes (175)       No (49) Abstain (1) As a result of this vote, the Rank and Tenure articles will be included in the ratification Read more [...]

Post EGM Report

For Those Unable to Attend the June 19th EGM… Last Wednesday the FSA bargaining team met with the membership to present and discuss newly negotiated and changed articles in order to prepare for an upcoming ratification vote. All of the new or changed articles are posted on the secure area of the FSA website. Most have been there for a few weeks, but three items were added the day before the EGM, as they had just received final approval. These new items consist of 1) the Memorandum of Agreement Read more [...]