FPSE News for 2008

This week faculty at the recently organized Language Studies Canada (LSC) unanimously ratified a tentative collective agreement. The two-year agreement was negotiated by representatives from the LSC f...
By Gerry Warner, Townsman Staff There were some touching moments and some interesting revelations at a meeting of the provincial Select Standing Committee on Finance and Government Services in Cranbro...
Post-secondary operating grants are not keeping pace with basic needs says Cindy Oliver "BC has the fiscal capacity to strengthen access to post-secondary education," said Cindy Oliver, President of t...
Letter to Minister shows cuts are caused by chronic underfunding says faculty: This letter demonstrates a government-appointed College board agreeing with what faculty throughout the province have bee...
"A month ago colleges and universities were told by the provincial government that their budgets were being cut by 2.6%. Today we are told that the province is creating two new universities without an...
April 12, 2007 - Over 10,000 post-secondary educators in BC's community colleges, university colleges and institutes have ratified a new three year contract. The new agreement, which covers faculty an...
"The Minister of Advanced Education is trying to pretend that everything is okay," said Cindy Oliver, President of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators. "He's wrong. Everything is not okay in po...
Increases, not cuts, needed to reduce provincial labour shortages Proposed cuts to programs have surprised and shocked faculty and students at Vancouver Community College (VCC). The cuts would elimina...
March 20, 2008 - “It seems our Premier has lost interest in what used to be one of his key priorities,” said Cindy Oliver, President of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators (FPSE). Oliver was co...
"I don't know what happened to their so-called Heartland strategy, but the latest provincial budget is completely ignoring the mounting job crisis we see in the Central Interior," said Cindy Oliver, P...