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.
For more information, contact the Fund Administrator at 604-456-7146 (Lower Mainland) or toll-free at 1-800-663-5813, extension 7146 or by email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.