Positions impacted as NLC addresses budget challenges

April 16, 2012

BC's Northern Lights College has overcome financial pressures of approximately $1.9 million in reaching a balanced budget for 2012-13. To meet the budget challenges, the college has undertaken several steps, such as accepting applications for early retirement or voluntary departures from 12 employees; cancelling the Geomatics Engineering Technology program due to low enrolment; and making decisions that will result in the elimination of some current positions, and the layoff of some employees. NLC states that including early retirements and voluntary departures, 14.32 full-time equivalent positions -- at all levels of the institution -- are impacted. This includes non-unionized staff, and unionized faculty and support staff represented by BCGEU. Discussions are underway with BCGEU to provide affected unionized staff members with their options. NLC News Release