Post–Secondary 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 post–secondary institutions are seeing an increase in COVID–19 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, post–secondary 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 post–secondary institutions across Canada. This is crucial so that our
post–secondary institutions can make decisions in the interest of the health and safety of BC’s students, faculty, and staff.
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