The electronic voting vote ended on 30 January and revealed a clear majority of the 827 members of the Faculty Staff Association (ASL) who voted by consensus on a transaction agreement. According to Mr. Reniers, there were other viable options instead of ratifying the agreement. On May 27, 2020, your negotiating team reached a preliminary agreement with BCIT. In accordance with the negotiation process, this interim agreement was submitted for ratification by the FSA. The negotiating team recommended voting “yes” to ratify the agreement. The vote took place from 3 to 8 June 2020 and on 8 June we announced that the agreement had been ratified by the FSA. The process of preparing the latest version of the collective agreement for printing has been painfully slow. Despite the time spent between collective agreements, the employer refused to make most of the changes requested as part of the proofing process. If the new collective agreement is finally published, then it will always contain an inconsistent use of terms, ambiguous references and other minor issues that we hope to resolve. In March, we proposed to the employer that only three errors in the collective agreement be corrected before the pressure was put. We have to hear. We intend to close the pressure of the 2010-14 agreement at the beginning of negotiations for its renewal.
In this case, printed copies of the current agreement will be available before the summer. In the meantime, they refer to the 2007-10 collective agreement and the 2010-14 transaction treaty. Richard Schaeffer, chair of the BCGEU negotiating committee, said that despite the ratification of a new agreement, support staff remain concerned. The publication of the 2010-14 FSA-BCIT collective agreement was approved by the Post-Secondary Employers Association. This issue contains amendments that were agreed with the ratification of the negotiated solution reached in early 2013. It does not address many minor issues that we wanted to resolve before publication. A limited number of copies of the agreement will be printed and made available in the coming weeks. In the meantime, an electronic version can be downloaded without the completed signature page.