Spring 2015 Board Elections and AGM

The schedule for 2015 LFA Board elections is now posted in full. It includes dates for nominations, campaign notes, balloting and counts for all Board positions.

April 9 update: Lynn Carter and Scott McLean have been acclaimed as President and Vice President respectively. Congratulations and thanks to both.

Free parking as a taxable benefit

Related case law from the Tax Court of Canada (TCC) and Federal Court of Appeal (FCA).

What does C-51 Mean for Academic Freedom & Campus Free Speech?

CAUT logoBill C-51, the federal government’s Anti-Terrorism Act, has raised concerns about the potential impact on the basic civil liberties of all Canadians. The proposed legislation would establish criminal offences that infringe upon the right to free expression.

Show Your Support: LFA Strike Vote March 12-13

A reminder that the LFA is conducting a strike vote this week. You can vote this Thursday and Friday, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm in the Employee Lounge. (Please bring a piece of photo ID when you come to cast your vote.) Please vote and show your support.

Thanks to members who have already cast their ballots.

Kind regards,
your bargaining team (Lynn, Darrell, Scott, Cheryl)

Langara Events on the Transit Plebiscite - March 11 & 18

Metro Vancouver residents have the opportunity to vote in the Metro Vancouver Transportation & Transit Plebiscite. Do you support a new 0.5% Metro Vancouver Congestion Improvement Tax, to be dedicated to the Mayors’ Transportation and Transit Plan?

The Canadian Studies and Environmental Studies programs are jointly sponsoring two events regarding the upcoming transportation plebiscite. Everyone is welcome to attend and admission is free.

UNBC Faculty Strike Information

The UNBC Faculty Association has been negotiating for an agreement similar to those at comparable Canadian universities since April 2012. Unable to reach a settlement though bargaining, mediation, or arbitration, Faculty have been on strike since March 5. UNBC faculty stationed at Langara are on strike but there are no picket lines.

Mount Polley Mine Disaster Response with Jacinda Mack

The FPSE Human Rights and International Solidarity Committee presents the Environmental Solidarity Speaker's Tour, featuring Jacinda Mack.

Monday March 9, 7:00PM 
Room A130 - Langara College, 100 W. 49th Ave 

March 5 Forum on ABE

Adult Education Forum

The BC Liberal government has cut millions of dollars from adult education, so that now tuition fees for high school classes could be even more than for university courses.

That means doors of opportunity are closing for thousands of British Columbians.

General Members Meeting - Wednesday, Feb 25

We have a membership meeting scheduled for:

Wednesday, February 25th
12:30-1:30pm in lecture hall A130

The LFA bargaining team would like to meet with members to answer any questions you have about bargaining and to hear from you about your concerns.

I and the bargaining team members look forward to seeing you there.

-- Lynn

National Adjunct Action Week Feb 23-27

National Adjunct Day of Action Feb 25, 2015Today the majority of university and college courses in the United States are taught by adjuncts. In Canada, about one third of all academic staff in post-secondary institutions are hired on a per course or limited-term basis.


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