The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators is the provincial voice of 10,000 faculty and staff at BC’s teaching universities, colleges, institutes and private sector institutions. We provide resources, legal services, and engage in advocacy on behalf of our members and the public post-secondary system. A federation of 19 faculty and staff associations, our collective action and solidarity is our greatest strength – leading to better outcomes for all members.
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 growing number 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. FPSE and precarious faculty across BC are mobilising to build support for fair working conditions. 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.
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?
BC's contract faculty do the same work as regular faculty, and they deserve to be treated fairly. They work hard, sharing their knowledge to ensure that students succeed and to improve the lives of all British Columbians. Despite this, they often earn lower salaries, have no employment stability, and are treated as disposable employees by institutions.
It's time to change this. I support fair treatment for contract faculty.
The labour movement fights for healthy and safe workplaces, decent wages and hours of work, fairness at work, and dignity in retirement. In doing so, unions play an important role, not only in improving our own wages and working conditions, but in raising the standards for all Canadian workers. It’s through our advocacy that we now have legislation governing things like minimum wage, overtime, and minimum vacation requirements. Unions also play an active role in our local and global communities. Through coalitions, partnerships, and financial contributions, the labour movement supports community initiatives, social justice actions and human rights.