BC's precarious faculty do the same work as regular faculty, and they deserve the same rights. They work hard, sharing their knowledge and their research to ensure that students succeed and to improve the lives of all British Columbians.
Luckily, BC's colleges and universities have excellent and dedicated teachers. Unfortunately, a third of these educators are non-regular faculty: instructors with no job security and often lower pay, hired on a per course or limited-term basis, never sure if they will be working next semester. These poor working conditions hurt students and they hurt communities. It's time to change that.
The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC (FPSE) opposes the casualization of academic work and advocates for the full employment and the fair treatment of all academic staff regardless of their appointment status. Precarious faculty do the same work as regular faculty and have the same qualifications. Despite this, they often earn lower salaries, have no employment stability, and are treated as disposable employees by institutions.
FPSE and its member locals have always fought to improve the working conditions of precarious faculty. And, we have made a difference. We were the first provincial union to achieve regularization language. We recently improved secondary scales at several of our locals. Over time, we have improved rights to new work, access to benefits, and working conditions. Unions across North America look to us for leadership on precarious work. But much more remains to be done. Join us as we continue to mobilise to build support for fair working conditions for all faculty.
BC's precarious faculty do the same work as regular faculty, and they deserve the same rights. Are you ready to join us as we fight for fairness?