BCIT students are getting another day off —  except those at the aerospace campus in Richmond —because of another one-day strike by the institute's faculty and staff association.

The workers are demanding settlement of their ongoing contract dispute, saying BCIT is willing to offer a deal that contains a four per cent increase over two years, but the provincial government is refusing to approve the pact.

Meanwhile support staff at Vancouver Island University, Camosun, North Island College, College of New Caledonia, College of the Rockies and Vancouver Community College have announced three days of job action.

They say any picket lines will not affect classes, but the 3,000 CUPE workers intend to shut down specific departments at each of the post-secondary institutions and rally outside MLA's offices to back demands for a new contract.