The new Collective Agreement covering the period of April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2014 has been posted. It can be found on the Documents page or by following this link. You can also find the Collective Agreement on the Langara website.
FPSE President, Cindy Oliver, will be present to discuss the Federation of Post Secondary Educators (FPSE) and its services to the Langara Faculty Association on
Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Lecture Theatre A136b
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Lecture Theatre A130
Today marks the beginning of Fair Employment Week. You can find some background from FPSE at www.fpse.ca/committees/nrfc/FEW
Also, The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has created a petition in support of the Fair Employment Week. You can sign the petiton electronically at the following link: http://www.fairemploymentweek.ca/take-action/
Here is what the petition says:
An Open Letter to University and College Presidents
More and more academic work at our institutions is being performed by people hired on a per course or limited term basis. These positions are often poorly paid, have little or no benefits, no job security and no academic freedom. This has serious implications not only for contract academic staff, but for students, their regular academic staff colleagues, and universities and colleges as a whole.
This October 21-25, I’m joining colleagues across the country in lending my support to Fair Employment Week to demand fairness for contract academic staff. I believe that all academic staff should have a job which:
- Recognizes academic freedom
- Provides an opportunity for research
- Provides equal access to campus resources
- Provides a voice in academic governance
- Provides fair compensation and benefits
It’s time Canada’s university and college leaders take a stand to end the increasing casualization of academic work and ensure the equal treatment of all academic staff regardless of their employment status.
Fair is fair.