Dispatches

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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What the Employer is Actually Saying

What the Employer is Actually Saying

| 10/08/2017 | 0 Comments

You have read what they wrote, now read what they are actually saying: The Question The Employer’s Answer The Truth 1.  Why [is the employer] making this offer to college faculty? “The colleges considered it only fair to provide the same opportunity to its faculty as other public sector unions have received.” It is not […]

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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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Quick Notes on Strike Vote from Local 560

Quick Notes on Strike Vote from Local 560

| 04/08/2017

Dear Local 560 members, I hope that your summer is going well. In light of our bargaining team’s latest, fifth newsletter yesterday, and the team’s request for a Strike Authorization Vote, I wanted to offer a quick update about bargaining. As you know, bargaining between OPSEU and the College Employer Council is underway. Representing faculty […]

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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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Faculty Social BBQ

Faculty Social BBQ

| 19/07/2017

Deadline to respond is July 28th Our local is planning a “Faculty Social BBQ” for its past, current, and future members to help break down silos and build bridges amongst us. The “Faculty Social BBQ” is being planned at the end of August, the week before classes. In order to schedule the best to time […]

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