Protecting the welfare, professional interest, and working conditions of KFA members

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Getting to Know Your Collective Agreement
Election Season at KPU 
By Panteli Tritchew, Member-At-Large ELECTION SEASON AT KPU Spring is in the air, and it’s election season at Kwantlen Polytechnic University! While our elections may lack the drama of more
Cautions and Caveats About Taking Leaves 
By Panteli Tritchew, Member-At-Large “Relax, said the night man, We are programmed to receive. You can check-out any time you like, But you can never leave.”   Kwantlen isn’t more
This impacts us all: the mysteries of work assignment, de-mystified 
By Diane Walsh, VP-Grievances The assignment of work, especially for non-regular faculty members, can seem like a great mystery, and it is a somewhat complex business. Work assignments are more
What If I Get Sick? Sick Leave, and Short-term and Long-term Disability Leaves 
By Diane Walsh, Member-At-Large Sick leave and disability leave provisions in the Collective Agreement help protect KFA members’ rights and serve to ensure people are treated fairly throughout their more
Moving from Non-Regular to Regular Status: Routes to Regularization 
By Diane Walsh, Member-At-Large The one question KFA non-regular members ask most often is: “How do I become a regular faculty member?” It’s easy to understand why a member more
Vacation and Accountable Time 
By Diane Walsh, Member-At-Large Vacation and accountable time are topics that always seem to generate a lot of questions from faculty members: what are the differences between vacation days more
By Diane Walsh, Member-At-Large Two of the purposes of the KFA, according to our Constitution, are to “Protect the welfare, professional interests, and working conditions of its members,” and more