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Joint Re-training Fund
As part of the 2010-2012 collective agreement, the multi-union Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) negotiated additional funding and more flexible guidelines for the Joint Re-training Fund.
Those eligible must be regular employees, who are laid off or bumped due to contracting out, and covered by the facilities subsector contract.
Members who choose to bump, fill a vacancy, or take the enhanced severance package are not eligible to receive re-training funds.
There may be opportunities for group training to be sponsored – for those laid off and eligible for re-training monies – if there’s interest in training in a particular area by a large number of impacted members.
FBA Education Fund
Through recent bargaining activities, the Facilities Bargaining Committee has secured an additional $1.25M to allocate to members for training. This brings the total to $8.75M of FBA education funding since 2006.
The FBA Education Fund is a health care education and training fund managed by the unions in the Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA). The fund provides skills upgrading and career mobility opportunities for union members covered by the facilities subsector collective agreement. The application and selection process is overseen by union members and staff. Over 2,100 applications for training assistance from every occupational group have been supported.
Important note: please read overview before completing an application.
For FBA Education Fund information, contact your local shop steward, local executive or union servicing representative; email <email@example.com> or call the FBA Education Fund at 604-456-7146 or toll-free 1-800-663-5813, extension 7146.
The Hospital Employees’ Union is the largest of the ten Facilities Bargaining Association (FBA) unions, followed by the British Columbia Government and Service Employees’ Union.
The other unions are: the International Union of Operating Engineers; the Construction and Specialized Workers’ Union; the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; the United Steelworkers of America; the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners; International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, and the United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry.
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