Bargaining 2017

Bargaining 2017
Bargaining 2017 2017-11-19T01:16:54+00:00

A Message from JP Hornick, Bargaining Team Chair

Dear CAAT-A Faculty: Attached you will find a bulletin that details faculty's wins in Arbitrator Kaplan's award which dictates our new Collective Agreement.  This award, from a neutral arbitrator, is a clear vindication that faculty's vision for the college system is not only reasonable, but necessary for Ontario colleges. Despite [...]

Bargaining Team Update – Issue #3 – Dec. 20, 2017

Arbitrator awards union language on academic freedom; previously agreed-to items included in award Just over a month after the province legislated striking faculty back to work, we have a new collective agreement. In an award issued Wednesday, December 20, arbitrator William Kaplan set out the terms of a four-year [...]

Strike Purchase Information from the CAAT Pension Plan

Strike purchase information from the CAAT Pension Plan As a Plan member who was on strike, you will be able to purchase the pensionable service lost during the strike. The CAAT Plan is working on a special process “window” to efficiently deal with the expected high number of strike purchase requests. [...]

UPDATE from your Bargaining Team – Issue #2 – December 1, 2017

 Mediation set for mid-December Arbitrator William Kaplan has set out his schedule for trying to arrive at a new collective agreement for Ontario college faculty through mediation. Beginning December 12, both the College Employer Council and OPSEU will file mediation briefs to give the arbitrator background information on the [...]

News Release—November 30, 2017

Suspensions at La Cité show why ‘academic freedom’ matters: OPSEU TORONTO – The suspension of four college professors at La Cité collégiale in Ottawa shows why college faculty must have the freedom, and the authority, to make decisions on academic matters, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) says. [...]

UPDATE from your Bargaining Team – Issue #1 – November 24, 2017

Strike action is a profound experience of solidarity. I know we will all remember our time on the picket line with colleagues, students, allies and family for the rest of our lives. We know firsthand what it means to take part in a province-wide work action, and leverage our collective power [...]

News Release—November 23, 2017

OPSEU to file Charter challenge over college back-to-work law Publication Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017 - 3:00pm Toronto – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is challenging the Ontario government’s latest back-to-work legislation in court. The province ended a five-week strike by Ontario college faculty November 20 by passing [...]

Important News For Local 558 Members

Email Issues We are running into capacity issues with our existing email system. You will be receiving an email from Google Groups that has added you to a group (either contract or full-time academic). Please be assured that this message is legitimately from Local 558! In the interim, [...]

On the Line – Issue 5 – November 8, 2017

Fight off concessions and win academic freedom – reject the colleges’ offer College faculty will vote on the College Employer Council’s so-called “final” offer November 14 to 16, the Ontario Labour Relations Board has ordered. Under the Colleges Collective Bargaining Act, the employer can force a vote on its offer any time [...]

Update from the Bargaining Team

Dear Faculty Member, On November 1, Day 17 of the strike, the College Employer Council (CEC) finally announced that they were prepared to return to the bargaining table. While this was welcome news at the time, their actions since returning indicate that this was clearly a publicity stunt. Today, [...]

News Release—November 6, 2017

Colleges should get back to bargaining table, faculty say Toronto – The College Employer Council should be working out a deal at the bargaining table instead of calling a strike-prolonging vote on its final offer, the bargaining team for 12,000 striking college faculty says. “Rather than continue to bargain, [...]

Message From The President

Hi Everyone, We were waiting until lunch-time today to email in the hope of having new information for you from our bargaining team. While we can confirm that both sides continue to meet, they remain under a communications blackout which means none of us have information that is any [...]