PostSecondary Unions Call for Safer Return in January

(For immediate release Vancouver, BC, December 22, 2021) With the Omicron variant, faculty and staff at BC’s postsecondary institutions are seeing an increase in COVID19 cases among students and campus communities. As this year wraps up, some have managed to implement online exams through the end of term to minimize transmission but as the next term approaches, postsecondary labour organizations CUFA BC, FPSE, and BCITFSA continue to urge the BC government to support institutional autonomy in the sector, an autonomy established by legislation and available to postsecondary institutions across Canada. This is crucial so that our
postsecondary institutions can make decisions in the interest of the health and safety of BC’s students, faculty, and staff.

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