Langara Lfa Agreement

With the current five-year collective agreement between the Langara Faculty Association and the College expiring in just seven weeks, faculty and administrators are now working to define their priorities. For Jessie Smith, a professor from Latin America, the main problem is international student enrollment, which has increased significantly since the previous agreement came into effect. Let`s zoom thematic Breakout Rooms – holiday games, stories, Christmas carols, interesting to know! Wear what you want – sparkling, pajamas, ugly sweater, party hats, plaid shirts, tuxedos! Competition! Both sides were careful not to disclose their negotiating position, but teachers mentioned some of their main concerns, including support for international students and fixed-term contracts. Increased demand for psychiatric services among students “This is the problem of unpredictability for many people to live their lives and commit to working and teaching at university under these conditions,” he said. Smith said that while all teachers take care of their students and want them to do well, some of these students lack basic academic discourse and critical thinking skills. However, they take care of all students, no matter where they come from. CBAs are usually signed between the LFA and the university for a period of three years. However, the last one had to be five years and expires on March 31, 2019. The longer term was negotiated through the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC and was part of each CBA with member institutions.

McLean also said fixed-term contracts leave session instructors without job security and make it difficult to plan for long-term life. “We`re at the very beginning, but I think we`re all doing our homework on both sides,” Palmer said. Erfan Rezaie is one of the happy instructors who have a regular contract. But for three years he taught as a sessional. She also wants more support to prepare students before entering university courses. “We want them to learn and do well, but they lack basic academic discourse and critical thinking skills,” Smith said. The director of the university`s bargaining team is Dawn Palmer, vice president of human resources. She acknowledged that wages were not identified as a major problem, but some of the questions related to the LFA survey sent to union members were related to working conditions. “There has been increasing pressure on all of us,” said Scott McLean, president of the LFA. He agreed that job security was important to him and his family. Virtual LFA President`s Zoom Bar Friday, December 18, 2020, 4:30 p.m. – 4:.m.

– 6: .m. “I want to get more involved in the union to help others fight for job stability and job stability,” Rezaie said. . . .