Members of the Capilano University Faculty Association took a stand in April by going on strike to demonstrate their dissatisfaction with an employer who resisted opportunities to enshrine basic democratic principles and processes into the collective agreement. Primary issues were -- and still are -- ...Read more
Thank you everyone who stood on the line, carried a sign, recorded signatures, set up tents and tables, baked goodies, poured coffee, and engaged in conversations with passers-by, students, staff, and faculty from across the campus.
If you have not already picked up your strike-pay cheque, visit the CFA office in Fir 501e. To ensure someone will be present when you arrive, call 4948. If you have any questions about the amount you received, please contact the CFA's treasurer, Janet Waters, 2475, firstname.lastname@example.org. Between the rain and the handwriting, there might be a few discrepancies.
Many people have complained about disproportionate reductions in their university payroll deposits.
The union is currently investigating the formulae used in determining deductions over the four-day strike period. As announced at the CFA's AGM on April 30, the union is serving the University with a notice of grievance over the issue. If you are concerned about your own payroll calculation, please send the details to chief steward Joanne Quirk, email@example.com.
Nomination forms are located on this website via the left side menu, "Forms."
Elections will take place during the AGM on Thursday, April 30, 2015, in LB322. An email notice will be sent to all faculty soon, outlining the day's events -- including details about the keynote speaker and the barbecue lunch. To ensure there's enough sustenance for everyone, attendees will be asked to RSVP.
On Wednesday, in addition to a Q&A session, the CFA's president, Brent Calvert, will be reviewing the events of the past week and providing a negotiations update for faculty, in the Cedar Theatre, Room 148, at 1 p.m. All interested faculty are encouraged to attend.
Letter of support (verbatim): To the members of the Capilano Faculty Association
It was inspiring to walk a bit of your picket line and witness your resolve and good spirits. The organized mass support of the COPE 378 brothers and sisters was also heartening to see. Have no doubt that decades from now this action will resonate as the correct and proper stance in face of the disrespectful, corportizing and privatizing moves of the Capilano administration.
It's no accident that the CapFA is local one of FPSE. ...Read more
Letter of support (verbatim): Dear Brent, Rae, and all colleagues at Capilano Faculty Association,
On behalf of the Emily Carr Faculty Association, I am writing to voice our support for the courageous and principled job action that your faculty members are taking. The issues that have led to this impasse--namely, the need to ensure a democratic and collegial teaching and learning community, as well as the university administration's lack of commitment to academic freedom, job security, and regularization--matter to all of us.
We understand that you are standing up to defend the quality of education both for Capilano students and faculty, as well as for post-secondary education across BC. As such, we are very grateful for your integrity and commitment.
Rita Wong, President
Emily Carr Faculty Association
These dedicated faculty members were among the 150+ COPE and CFA picketers who showed up early this morning at the North Van campus to demonstrate their desire for a fair and just collective agreement. Picketers were also carrying signs at Capilano U's Sechelt and Squamish campuses.