11/14/2012 13:42 EST | Updated 01/14/2013 05:12 EST

BCIT staff stage job action

The BCIT Faculty and Staff Association is staging a round of job action Wednesday, withdrawing members from all activities for several hours.

In a written release, the FSA says no regular full-time classes are scheduled during the job action, from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. PT. An exception will be made for the student awards ceremonies scheduled for that time.

The FSA — which has been without a contract since June 30, 2010 — is in a legal strike position after serving 72-hour strike notice on Friday.

"FSA members are dedicated to BCIT and its students. We are only at the point of striking because our members see the quality of BCIT’s instructional model being threatened," FSA president Teresa Place said in the release.

The news comes after support staff at Simon Fraser University and Vancouver Community College staged a 24-hour strike last week. Teaching assistants at UBC and UVic reached tentative deals last week.