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Unions representing close to 240,000 provincial public sector workers in BC have just completed marathon bargaining sessions with their employers. The bargaining has been the first real test of...
FPSE is co-sponsoring the COCAL VII conference set to take place August 10-13, 2006 at Simon Fraser University's Harbour Centre campus in the heart of downtown Vancouver. This is the seventh biennial...
Post-9/11 travel to the United States faces tighter rules as US policy shifts to require a visa for many forms of travel to or through US territory. Academics attending conferences, workshops or...
The PC Pension Corporation has announced a series of retirement seminars for members of the College Pension Plan. The retirement seminars are a great way to find out about your pension plan and how it...
"Most of our agreements don't expire until March 2007, but we need to be doing the ground work now to get the best possible agreements for our members in 2007," said Cindy Oliver, President of the...
In her 2006 budget speech Finance Minister Carol Taylor describes how the BC Liberals' fiscal choices are giving priority to education and training. The Minister states that: "We are allocating $400...
"Premier Campbell wants BC to be 'the most literate and best educated' in Canada, but his 2006 Budget falls well-short of funding those goals," said Cindy Oliver, President of the Federation of Post...
With the launch of a new legislative session, the BC government's Throne Speech has signaled that its new mandate may soon begin to look a lot like its first four years. Rather than look for ways to...
"When employers and unions start to sound the same alarm bell about BC's skills training deficit, smart governments would pay close attention to what we are saying," said Cindy Oliver, President of...
The province must invest in education programs for low-income adults with upgrading needs if it wants achieve its goal of making BC the best-educated and most literate jurisdiction in North America....