As the five-year collective agreement between the Langara Association and the college expires in just seven weeks, teachers and administrators are now working to define their priorities. A collective agreement is a negotiated contract between the employer and the union that sets the wages and working conditions for all workers covered by the agreement. The agreement provides for an appeal procedure in case the employer does not comply with the terms of the agreement. FPSE employees and local elected officials successfully defend the integrity of collective agreements. Local stewards handle most complaints in the initial phase. Where complaints cannot be resolved at the outset, FPSE staff representatives work with Aboriginal people until arbitration if necessary. The FPSE regularly provides training on aboriginal labour relations, and the Contract Management Review Committee (CARC) regularly brings together chief stewards to coordinate and learn how to best protect the rights of collective agreements. Rose Palozzi, Chief Shop Steward – email@example.com For Latin American Jessie Smith, it`s all about international student enrollment, which has increased dramatically since the adoption of the previous agreement. If you have any questions about your collective agreement, please contact one of your store hosts. They`re here for you. CBAs are generally signed between the AFL and the college over a three-year period. However, the last one was five years and expires on March 31, 2019.
The longer term was negotiated by the BC Federation of Post-Secondary Educators and was part of each CBA with member institutions. Erfan Rezaie is one of the happy instructors who have a regular contract. But for three years, he taught as a sessionnal. “We`re at the very beginning right now, but I think we`re all doing our homework on both sides,” Palmer said. McLean also explained that futures contracts leave meeting teachers without job security and make it difficult to plan for their long-term lives. She also wants more support for students` preparation before they take part in university courses. For more information on how Aboriginal people can access FPSE services, please see the Policy and Procedures Manual. It describes the FPSE`s procedures for access to contract management services and the policy of providing legal services to local residents. The director of the university`s negotiating team is Dawn Palmer, vice president for people services. It acknowledged that wages had not been identified as the main problem, but some of the issues related to the AFL survey sent to union members were related to working conditions.
“The pressure on all of us has increased,” said AFL President Scott McLean. “I want to get more involved in the union to help others fight for job stability and job stability,” Rezaie said. “It`s about the unpredictability of many people to live their lives and commit to working and teaching at university on this condition,” he said. He agreed that job security was important to him and his family. Smith said that while all teachers take care of their students and want them to be well, some of these students lack basic academic discourse and critical reasoning skills. But they take care of all the students, no matter where they come from. “We want them to learn and organize well, but they lack basic academic discourse and critical thinking skills,” Smith said. Both sides were careful not to give their negotiating position, but the trainers mentioned some of their main concerns, including support for international students and fixed-term employment contracts. Increased demand for psychiatric services among students A full list of shop stewards is also available on the Langara CUPE 15 – Room A201 door.