Classes at all BCIT and VCC campuses have been cancelled on Monday because of a one-day strikes by unionized staff and instructors.
BCIT's Faculty and Staff Association says its 1,400 members have worked without a contract for more than two years and haven't had a wage increase for the last four years.
CUPE staff at VCC say talks broke down two months ago and they are holding out for a two year deal with increases of two per cent in each year, although the government has offered half that.
Both unions have been staging ongoing job action in recent weeks. All BCIT and VCC campuses are expected to resume classes tomorrow.
Meanwhile, staff at SFU are also planning job action this week, but classes have not been cancelled.
The Teaching Support Staff Union at Simon Fraser University says more than two years of negotiating is long enough and it's launching job action to pressure for a new contract.
Job action begins at 8:30 this morning and will include teach-ins, protests, and pickets throughout the week but classes are expected to continue.
Union leaders say SFU is the only remaining university in B.C. without an agreed contract and they accuse the university of what they call "destructive bargaining practices."