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Thursday Rally – 19 October 2017

Thursday Rally – 19 October 2017

| 17/10/2017 | 0 Comments

  THURSDAY: all members go to York Campus ☑ YORK CAMPUS SOLIDARITY RALLY ☑ SUPPORT STRIKING ONTARIO COLLEGE FACULTY ☑ THURSDAY 19 October, 12:00-2:00 pm York University, Keele Campus   All other picket lines are suspended on Thursday. Local 560 Members: meet at S@Y picket line ( 70 The Pond Road ) around 11:00 am […]

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Call Your MPP

Call Your MPP

| 15/09/2017 | 0 Comments

It’s time to increase the pressure Yesterday’s strike vote sent a clear message to the College Employer Council that they need to address faculty issues. Across the province, 68 per cent of college faculty who cast ballots voted to entrust their bargaining team with the power to call a strike if necessary. Going on strike […]

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Two visions for a system in crisis; which one do you want?

Two visions for a system in crisis; which one do you want?

| 25/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Which college system do you want? In early August, after college management refused to deal with any of the core issues raised by faculty, our bargaining team called for a strike vote in September. That vote has been scheduled for September 14, and will give faculty the opportunity to vote “YES” and send a clear […]

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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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Contract Faculty Union Vote in October

Contract Faculty Union Vote in October

| 17/07/2017

The Labour Board has decided that the representation vote for part-time and sessional faculty will begin on October 2, 2017. For contract faculty, this will be an incredible opportunity to radically improve their working conditions. OPSEU will be sending an email to contract faculty shortly, informing them of the upcoming vote. OPSEU will be updating […]

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Contract faculty will vote to unionize.

Contract faculty will vote to unionize.

| 27/06/2017

Contract faculty working at all 24 of Ontario’s public colleges will soon have a chance to vote to unionize,  starting October 2 (updated date) The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) filed an application on 23 June 2017 to become the bargaining agent for faculty members who teach part-time and sessionals. Read more here.

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OPSEU Part-Time/Sessional Unionizing Drive

OPSEU Part-Time/Sessional Unionizing Drive

| 19/06/2017

OPSEU Part-Time/Sessional Unionizing Drive Over one third of Seneca Faculty are Part-Time or Sessional That means that over one-third of our colleagues… …never get a vacation or sick day …get paid less per hour than Partial-Load and Full-Time faculty, for doing the same work …have no right to be considered as internal candidates when FT […]

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The Stakes of This Round of Bargaining: $20/hour Teachers Proposed at Mohawk College

The Stakes of This Round of Bargaining: $20/hour Teachers Proposed at Mohawk College

| 19/06/2017

The Stakes of This Round of Bargaining: $20/hour Teachers Proposed at Mohawk College   Mohawk College in Hamilton features a summer program taught in conjunction with a Quebec CEGEP.  Traditionally, Mohawk has staffed similar programs with Mohawk employees who were members of our provincewide CAAT-A bargaining unit. However, this spring, Mohawk informed its faculty union […]

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Twitter Day of Action March 3 for Contract Faculty

Twitter Day of Action March 3 for Contract Faculty

| 27/02/2017

Tweet, Post, Comment, ReTweet #Fairness4CF On March 3, faculty, students, staff, and concerned citizens from across Ontario will engage in a day of action on Twitter to raise awareness about the need for fairness for contract faculty. Throughout the day, university and college community members will be invited to send their Boards of Governors or […]

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Pension for Contract Faculty

Pension for Contract Faculty

| 17/01/2017

OPSEU members in either CAAT Academic or CAAT Support who are not employed on a regular full-time basis can now join the CAAT Pension Plan when they are hired, or at any time following their date of hire. Joining the CAAT Pension Plan can help you build a stable, predictable retirement income while you work. […]

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CAAT Faculty Support CFS Day of Action on Tuition

CAAT Faculty Support CFS Day of Action on Tuition

| 02/11/2016

https://opseu.org/news/college-faculty-back-students-fight-quality-accessible-education Excerpt: Ontario college faculty represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) are throwing their support behind today’s Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) National Day of Action, which aims to keep colleges and universities public and accessible to all. “Faculty are deeply worried about the quality of education in the face of funding […]

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Fairness for Contract Faculty Day of Action

Fairness for Contract Faculty Day of Action

| 29/09/2016

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