06
SEP
2012

Ratification Vote – Monday Sept 10th

Your union strongly encourages your participation in Monday’s ratification vote and asks for your support of this negotiated settlement. Please read the Collective Agreement Amendments document that outlines the changes to our collective agreement under this settlement. As...
29
AUG
2012

College Faculty reach tentative agreement in time for school year

August 29, 2012 College Faculty have reached a tentative agreement with the Colleges Employer Council. Pending ratification of the offer, they have accepted two years of zero wages in a bold move to improve job security for partial-load faculty and have a contract in place before...
27
AUG
2012

Vote YES September 10

See the original article at collegefaculty.org Download the PDF of this bulletin for printing or sharing: Bargaining Update – August 22 College faculty and college students are naturally concerned about the upcoming strike vote so early in the school year.  Many may be...
27
AUG
2012

Brief Overview of Settlements in the Education Sector

See the original article at collegefaculty.org It’s a fact, exercised over several rounds of bargaining, that high school teachers and university professors are the comparator groups for Ontario college academics. Since the last provincial budget, tabled in March, University of...
20
JUL
2012

Nursing Clinical Facilitators – Update

Update: Union analysis of the ‘Facilitator’ classification: Your union negotiating team has provided a detailed analysis of management’s proposal to add a new faculty classification.  You can read the summary here (PDF link below), and the union’s comments...
20
JUL
2012

Is Management Bargaining in Good Faith?

Jonathan Singer does a fantastic job of reviewing the lack of movement and proposals from management at the bargaining table in this post: Nothing Ado about Much It is a good, if discouraging read…
20
JUL
2012

College faculty request conciliator as contract talks stall

From the Bargaining team: The union representing more than 10,000 community college faculty has requested the services of a Ministry of Labour conciliator as contract talks with management have come to a standstill. “Management is telling us they want a deal by the time our...
28
JUN
2012

News from the bargaining table

Face-to-face bargaining started on June 4th, 2012. The Union and Employer negotiating teams introduced themselves and exchanged opening documents. Both parties confirmed that they would like to negotiate an on-time settlement by August 31. The Union bargaining team presented all...
20
JUN
2012

AGM Report

The Local 653 AGM was held on June 8th in Kirkland Lake. We were lucky to have Rod Bain, professor at Algonquin College and member of the union bargaining team, present to outline the unions proposals going into this round of bargaining. This document outlines th...
20
JUN
2012

Coordinator Project: Update

In the February issue of the newsletter I asked present and former Academic Coordinators to forward me the list of duties they regularly perform (read the article here).  While I did not get an overwhelming response, I did get some feedback. One prof submitted a list of duties as...