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Letter from a Partial Load Professor

Letter from a Partial Load Professor

| 15/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Dear CAAT-A faculty members: I know that many of you have waited quite some time for an increase in your salaries. After the proposal by the College Presidents this past winter to the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development requesting a hefty increase to their salaries, I know that many of you deserve an […]

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Employer Proposal Flawed, Unacceptable; Has Serious Negative Implications.

Employer Proposal Flawed, Unacceptable; Has Serious Negative Implications.

| 08/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Members: You may have received a communication from your employer indicating that a settlement proposal was brought by the Employer to the Bargaining Team last week. The Team followed our consultation process in sharing the proposal confidentially with the Presidents of all 24 Union Locals as well as the Bargaining Advisory Committee (BAC), which is comprised of […]

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Without fairness, there can be no deal

Without fairness, there can be no deal

| 03/08/2017

Negotiations Bulletin, Issue 5 Fifty years in, our college system has its successes – and its flaws. On the one hand, the system has grown in leaps and bounds, supporting the economic growth of a province that continues to boast one of the strongest economies in the country. On the other, it has failed to […]

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College faculty call for strike vote as management refuses to deal with core issues

College faculty call for strike vote as management refuses to deal with core issues

| 03/08/2017

Toronto – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) has asked the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) to schedule a September strike vote for faculty at Ontario public colleges. The chair of the union bargaining team, JP Hornick, says the vote should come as no surprise to college management, given their refusal to deal with […]

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Student success depends on faculty support

Student success depends on faculty support

| 19/07/2017

For students to succeed, they need the support of faculty who are given enough time and stability to develop curriculum, teach courses, provide out-of-class support, and use what they learn in one term to improve the course for the next. Sadly, the share of faculty who are in full-time positions and able to provide that […]

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Team takes firm stand as management refuses to discuss faculty’s top issues

Team takes firm stand as management refuses to discuss faculty’s top issues

| 12/07/2017

The bargaining team has made the decision to file for conciliation.The bargaining team chair JP Hornick made it clear that the team felt they were left with no other choice, given management’s refusal to even entertain discussions around faculty’s top issue. “While the management team claims in their public communications to be seeking integrity in […]

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Public colleges should be publicly funded

Public colleges should be publicly funded

| 12/07/2017

Ontario’s public colleges play a crucial role in supporting economic growth and educating students for the jobs of tomorrow. Sadly, however, years of government under-funding have created a situation where Ontario’s public colleges now receive the least per-student funding of any province. This is pushing colleges into questionable ventures with private colleges, corporations, and overseas […]

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

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

| 11/07/2017

Toronto – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) has asked the Ministry of Labour to appoint a conciliator in its contract negotiations with the College Employer Council. The union was left with no choice after the refusal of the management bargaining team to even entertain discussions of proposals to address the top concerns of […]

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