President's Comment

When Colin Hansen rose in the Legislature on February 15 to table his 2011 budget he emphasized that his fiscal plan was anchored to the “status quo”. Despite improvements in a number of revenue areas...
Where's the sense in paying two people different rates for doing the same work? There isn't any, and that's the problem. The employer practice of picking and choosing who gets what pay for what work i...
Voters in BC have had quite a year. Following the May 2009 provincial election, they were stunned to find out that an issue the BC Liberals had promised not to enact-the harmonizing of our provincial...
The federal government is pushing hard to make a significant change in the way Statistics Canada conducts the 2011 Census. If the Minister responsible for Statistics Canada, Tony Clement, has his way,...
With close to 540 delegates drawn from all provinces and territories in Canada, the Canadian Apprenticeship Forum (CAF) met in Saint John's Newfoundland and Labrador last week to consider the road ahe...
There is a lot of momentum created when the representatives of 10,000 post-secondary educators in BC unite around a single plan for action in their sector. That's what happened last week as delegates...
Workplace stress comes in many forms, has many effects and, ultimately, can prove to be damaging not just for the worker who experiences the stress, but also the workplace where the stress is generate...
Solidarity has always been an integral part of the labour movement. It is a recognition by all that we share a common struggle and a common history. But our solidarity often extends far beyond those i...
BC's Finance Minster Colin Hansen has to be more than a little nervous these days. With his credibility in disarray following a 2009 budget that completely missed the obvious economic implosion that w...
Two years ago, FPSE made a major commitment to fund, staff and resource a broadly based effort to unionize private post-secondary institutions in our province. The commitment was part of a broader rec...