FPSE President Terri Van Steinburg | Response to COVID-19
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 18 public and 12 private sector institutions.
FPSE is acting on a number of fronts to operationalize the guidance and direction from public health authorities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FPSE Member Locals have all received a memo outlining advice for responding to the pandemic at the local level.
The plans for our May AGM are currently under review and are guided by the direction and advice from our public health authorities, including the BC Centre for Disease Control. Once made, those decisions will be shared.
The health and safety of our members, and acting responsibly during this pandemic will remain our paramount priority for all of our operations.
As the federal and provincial health authorities are urging us, we must do everything we can to #FlattenTheCurve. We are hard at work on this in our office, and ask for your assistance and cooperation in doing this at the individual, workplace and local union level as well.
I know that together we can take action to prevent and limit the transmission of COVID-19.
Our traditional sign-off feels more appropriate now than ever:
Terri Van Steinburg
xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish)
& səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Territories | she/her/hers