February 18, 2018

Four year deal at BCIT

Staff and faculty at BCIT have ratified a new four year deal with the government. It's two years under the "net zero" mandate, then two years with modest wage increases found from savings within the existing budget.  CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

BCIT Info Session – Degree in Computer Systems Technology

Working in the IT industry and need a credential to help you get advanced in your career? BCIT offers a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Systems Technology. You can stay at work and earn the degree part-time. Join our Info Session on February 6 for details. Start: 2013-02-06 6:00 PM End: 2013-02-06 8:00 … [Read more...]

More strikes at BCIT means the term for some students could be a write-off

Picket lines will be up once again at the British Columbia Institute of Technology Monday. BCIT Faculty and Staff Association President Teresa Place says with another day of job action, it's expected some students in nursing and part-time studies will lose their terms. "Our part-time studies students are going to be struggling to be able to make up … [Read more...]

Hampered by a technicality at BCIT

No classes during the day at all BCIT campuses Wednesday except at the Aerospace Technology campus, as faculty and staff hold another one-day strike. Teresa Place is President of the BCIT Faculty and Staff Association. She says the employer has found raises of 2 percent for next year and 2 percent for the year after to offer, but the Goverment … [Read more...]

BCIT job action continues

BCGEU support staff at BCIT will have another day of job action Tuesday. Uunlike today though, only the Aerospace Technolgy Centre in Richmond will be picketed.  Classes will proceed as normal. Monday classes at all BCIT campuses were cancelled due to the job action of instructors and support staff. CKNW Vancouver News … [Read more...]

VCC and BCIT strikebound today

There are no no classes today at the various campuses of Vancouver Community College and BCIT. That's because support staff at VCC and Faculty at BCIT are staging a one-day strike, to back their contract demands for more money. The weather is miserable as Faculty and union staff walk a picket line outside the downtown Vancouver campuses of … [Read more...]

Job action planned for VCC, BCIT and SFU this week

Students at Vancouver Community College have the day off Monday thanks to job action from Union staff. CUPE Local 4627 Spokesperson Jo Hansen anticipates job action for months to come, even though they are trying to ease the impact on students.  “We are trying to not hold those people hostage and that is a really different strategy for … [Read more...]

NO BCIT classes on Monday

No classes for BCIT students on Monday. BCIT faculty and staff association members will be staging a full scale walkout at all campuses. They're trying to turn up the pressure, and get the school to listen to their contract demands. Monday's job action is in addition to a immediate ban on overtime.  The 14-hundred association members have been … [Read more...]

BCIT faculty and staff vote to strike

Faculty and staff at BCIT are the latest employees of a Post Secondary institution to give their union a strike mandate. Six hundred and eighty nine members voted 78 percent in favor of job action. Paul Reniers with the union says it isn't yet clear what strike action could look like or when it could happen. "We feel right now our message is to the … [Read more...]

Unauthorized access of health clinic files at BCIT

There's been a security breach at BCIT. School officials say an unauthorized third party managed to access a computer server connected to the student health services medical clinic at the Burnaby campus. Records on the server contained patient contact information and medical data of patients who used the clinic. So far, nothing indicates any … [Read more...]