Welcome. We are Vancouver's primary union for teachers of English as a Second Language. Here you may find an abundance of information on what it means to be part of a union as a teacher in today's ESL industry. If you're wondering what we're about, or if you're even considering unionizing at your own school, you've come to the right spot.
November 8, 2012
The fourth teachers’ social was held at the newly renovated Goldie’s Pizza on November 1. This, the fourth social of its kind saw teachers come out from 12 private post-secondary schools across Vancouver. The party went late into the evening as teachers networked and discussed what’s new at their schools. A survey was distributed at the social, and many teachers indicated they would like to see “Preparation Time and Industry Standards,” at an upcoming professional development event. Organizers of the social were very happy with the turnout for this event.
July 17th, 2012
On July 16, teachers at INLINGUA-Vancouver voted in favour of joining ETEA as Local #7. We welcome these teachers into the process of organizing themselves and look forward to continuing to welcome more schools as our organizing drive continues to roll. Let's change our working conditions by claiming our voice and improving the ESL industry!
February 24, 2012
"It's hard to overstate the importance of what these members have been able to get in their first round of collective bargaining," said Cindy Oliver, President of the Federation of Post-Secondary Educators. Oliver was referring to the news that the newly organized faculty group at King George International College (KGIC) had reached a first agreement with their employer. The contract includes a number of substantial changes with the most significant being an overhaul to the KGIC salary scale, an overhaul that lifts individual salaries by an average of 5% in the first year.
Vancouver–Instructors at Pacific Language Institute have voted overwhelmingly to join the Education and Training Employees’ Association (ETEA), a union that represents post-secondary educators in British Columbia’s private colleges and institutes.The vote to unionize was supervised by the Labour Relations Board.Over 90 per cent of the PLI instructors voted to join ETEA.