bargaining 2017

Bargaining 2017 UPDATES

Union’s Offer for Settlement as of 14 October 2017

CAAT-A Negotiations Bulletin, Issue14:

The Path to a Fair Settlement:

Faculty Table Final Offer to Avert Strike







College faculty table final offer in a bid to avert strike


College faculty table final offer in a bid to avert strike

CAAT-A Negotiations Bulletin, Issue13:

College Employer Council’s latest bulletin: more misinformation and double-speak



CAAT-A Negotiations Bulletin, Issue12: College Council Walks Away

The faculty bargaining team is committed to staying at the table right up until the strike deadline. Council, however, has walked away from the table, and now claims that their offer was their final offer.






College faculty set October 16 strike deadline


CAAT-A Negotiations Bulletin, Issue11: Faculty Team Proposes New

We believe the College’s position is unacceptable and that management must come back to the table with a willingness to find solutions. We are at a historic juncture in the college system and a fair deal can be achieved if we stand strong.





CAAT-A Negotiations Bulletin, Issue 10: This is no ordinary round

  • We need a better plan, for students and faculty alike.
  • Moving forward to September 30
  • Our goal is to bargain a fair and reasonable contract




Union’s Comprehensive Offer


Union Comprehensive Offer for Settlement – Full Proposal

CAATA-A Negotiations Bulletin, Issue 9:  Setting the agenda

Setting the Agenda and Educating Queen’s Park



Colleges still refusing to discuss faculty issues



College faculty request “no-board” report


CAAT-A Negotiations Bulletin, Issue 8: Call your MPP

Yesterday’s strike vote sent a clear message to the College Employer Council that they need to address faculty issues.

  • It’s time to increase the pressure
  • All you have to do is “click to call”






College faculty strike vote sets table for talks

CAATA-A Negotiations Bulletin, Issue 7: September 14 – The Time is Now 

  • College faculty want a better college system – a strong strike vote gives us the power to get it  
  • Say no to concessions
  • Vote YES!

A strong strike vote doesn’t mean we’re going on strike. On the contrary: strong strike votes typically encourage employers to bargain. That is what we are trying to do. Getting the colleges to bargain has been our number one goal throughout this round of bargaining, and it will remain our goal to the end.

  • The future is calling


Whose Plan is Better for Partial Load?


Which plan will make your college better?  

Management’s offer isn’t what their spin suggests; take a closer look at what is really on the table, and what is missing.

Vote “Yes” on 14 September to give your bargaining team the strength to make “our better plan” a reality.





CAAT-A Negotiations Bulletin, Issue 6:   Two visions for a system in crisis

25 August 2017

Faculty and management have two very different visions for Ontario colleges

Which college system do you want?

It’s worse than we thought.

Your union has your back.

Proposing changes to address faculty workload pressures.

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What’s Wrong with the Employer’s Offer

Employer Proposal Flawed, Unacceptable; Has Serious Negative Implications.


CAAT-A Negotiations Bulletin Issue 5:  Without fairness, there can be no deal

3 August 2017

Team calls strike vote
Proposals that improve life for partial load faculty
1) Create more full-time jobs for faculty who want them
2) Provide equal pay for equal work
3) Improve job security for partial-load faculty
4) Give partial-load faculty access to benefits
Looking out for contract and sessional faculty
A management team that doesn’t want to work with us
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College faculty call for strike vote as management refuses to deal with core issues


CAAT-A Negotiations Bulletin Issue 4: Team takes firm stand as management refuses to discuss faculty’s top issues

12 July 2017

A better plan: what college faculty proposed in Week 1
Member Demands: Establish academic freedom and collegial governance; Strengthen intellectual property rights
Academic freedom
Intellectual property protection
Collegial governance
Member Demand: Strengthen language to improve union representation of members working inside and outside the province of Ontario
Member Demand: Create a workload formula for counsellors and librarians
What does filing for conciliation mean for negotiations?

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College faculty file for conciliation as management refuses to consider proposed improvements

CAAT-A Negotiations Bulletein Issue 3: Contract negotiations are under way

7 July 2017


Contract negotiations are under way

Our opening presentation: a mandate for change

The 2017 proposals

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4 July 2017: Union Proposals for Settlement

College faculty enter this round of negotiations with a clear mandate for change from our members. Our faculty have passed a focused set of demands to address two major issues: the quality of education in the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology (CAATs) and equity for all faculty. Our demand package reflects the concerns of faculty at all 24 colleges. These proposals align with the clear objective of the Ontario government to ensure fairness and better labour relations for workers, and a more robust college system for students that both reflects international standards and creates better pathways to careers and other post-secondary institutions. [ Continue Reading Here ]


CAAT-A Negotiation Bulletin Issue 2: United for what we all need

March 2017


United for what we all need

Demands for all members

Our colleges’ finances are better than we thought

Taking a stand against hate

What’s this round all about?

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CAAT-A Negotiations Bulletin Issue 1: Facing the challenges together


December 2016


Facing the challenges together

What happens next?

Meet your bargaining team

Broke on purpose: decoding messages from management


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2017 College Faculty Bargaining FAQ