Letter of support from VCC

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. 

Emily Carr faculty pres sends letter of support to Capilano faculty

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.

Exec elections - reminder

As noted at the CFA's general meeting on March 17, 2015, nominations are open for positions on the CFA executive. The tentative election date is April 7, 2015. Elections are for the academic year beginning August 1, 2015. Nomination forms can be accessed via the "Forms" link on the left side of this page.

Attend job action info meeting Tues, Mar 31

There will be an information meeting tomorrow, Mar 31, in LB 322, during the CFA meeting block time, to update faculty on negotiations. Job action will be one of the items covered. Please refer to your email message sent today from Brent Calvert, CFA president. Also, please familiarize yourself with the latest negotiations (bargaining) bulletin, which was sent to your email address by the chief negotiator, Ed Lavalle. (All CFA bulletins are accessible via the link in the upper right corner of this web page.)

Special meeting Friday - report on negotiations - job action?

The CFA will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, March 27, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. in LB322 and 321. The purpose is to hear and discuss the negotiations report of the CFA negotiating committee. The committee also may recommend job action, depending on the outcome of the University Administration to the new settlement proposal to be tabled on Thursday morning, March 26. For the latest CFA negotiating bulletin (#8), check your email from Ed Lavalle, dated March 25.

Attend special meeting Tues, Feb 24

The 3Cs roundtable and stewards' regular meeting will be replaced this month with a special all-faculty meeting to discuss the implementation plan. The plan was submitted to the board of governors during their meeting last week (see Board Notes sent to you on Feb 19). Please review the plan (http://www.capilanou.ca/Strategic-Plan-Implementation/) and attend the all-faculty meeting in LB 322, from 11:40-12:50 on Tues, Feb 24, 2015.

Big claw backs in rights & compensation proposed

University proposals target benefits, faculty professional rights, paid educational leave, regularization, and democratic workplace

On Friday, February 6, the University Administration issued a negotiation package with the largest claw back of faculty rights and compensation in the history of contract negotiations at Capilano University. Ironic, since the University knew how important many of these issues were, having insisted on receiving contract language before presenting their proposals!

We encourage everyone to read the text of the University package which will be posted on the Faculty Association web site later in the week. Below is a summary of the most egregious parts of the University's plan to lessen our rights, erode our status as professionals, and make us pay for the operation of the university and the cost of transforming it to implement the strategic and academic plans.


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