The fall 2017 issue of Faculty Affairs: Newsletter of the Langara Faculty Association is now out. Read the latest from the Board, contract tips from the stewards, info about the work of LFA reps, and more.
In October, the BC Government's all-party Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services invited submissions on priorities for the 2018 budget. In response, the LFA Board submitted a letter urging the Government to restore funding to BC's public post-secondary education system, and in particular, to increase funding for post-secondary institutional grants.
The Committee released its Report on the Budget 2018 Consultation on November 15, 2017. Among the 119 recommendations agreed to unanimously by the Committee were 13 targeted specifically to Advanced Education, including a review of funding formulas for post-secondary institutions. The Committee specifically referenced Langara College's 35% public funding of operational costs and noted concerns that "post-secondary institutions remain mostly government funded and therefore public institutions over the long term." For more details on the Committee's findings, see Theme 2: Advanced Education (pages 17-20 of the Report).
The summer 2017 issue of Faculty Affairs: Newsletter of the Langara Faculty Association is now out. Meet our new President, meet our new Board members, read an interview with past President Lynn Carter, and read about recent goings-on.
Also stay tuned for the fall 2017 issue, due out in November.
Pacific Blue Cross and CUPE 1816 have now settled their labour dispute. Assisted by mediator Vince Ready, both sides ratified an agreement late in the day on Sunday, September 10.
For more details, see the Burnaby Now news story.
Our human resources department has provided information on the service disruption in the Langara Post.
If you have specific concerns about a claim that has been delayed, please contact the human resources department.