At the October 23 & 24, 2022 meeting of Presidents’ Council, a resolution was brought forward from Local 01, Capilano Faculty Association (CFA), asking the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of British Columbia (FPSE) Presidents’ Council to endorse the following statement of support for Iran.
“The recent violent attacks on university campuses and schools, and the arrest and detention of university students are an abhorrent violation of human rights and the sacred right of students to protest. We believe that the university administration, the government, and the ministry responsible for higher education have the duty to protect the life and safety of students on university campuses and to defend their right to protest. We strongly condemn the brutal treatment of protestors and demand the immediate and unconditional release of students arrested and detained. We demand that perpetrators of these violent attacks be brought to justice”
It was voted on by local Presidents and passed as an endorsed statement of support from FPSE.
The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC is the provincial voice for faculty and staff in BC teaching universities, colleges and institutes, and in private sector institutions. FPSE member locals, represented by Presidents' Council and the Executive, represent over 10,000 faculty and staff at 19 public and 5 private sector institutions.