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...
06
JUN
2012

Bargaining Team: Summary of Management’s Opening Proposals

Attached here find the team’s summary of management’s initial contract amendment proposals. The Bargaining Team
05
JUN
2012

Message From the Bargaining Team

Academic Negotiations 2012-Bargaining Update June5, 2012-Initial Proposal Attached here and here are the Union’s proposals tabled with the Employers Council today. There is a covering three- page overview which captures the 28 demands passed at the provincial demand setting...
18
FEB
2012

Local Demand Setting

The local 653 demand setting meeting is on Feb 15th at all campuses Our current Collective Agreement will expire at the end of August  of this year. In preparation for  the next round of negotiation, the Bargaining Team  is asking for directions. Demand Setting ProcessTo gather...
18
FEB
2012

The Coordinator Project

“I propose that we help management compile a list of the duties academic coordinators perform…send me your additions to the list!” We all familiar with academic coordinators, but unless you have done the job, there is a good chance you don’t have a clear idea what it...
18
FEB
2012

Part-Time Faculty Statistics

You may have noticed a few new full-time faculty members on your campus this year.  Several of these new faculty members were hired as a result of retirements, but some were new positions which your union fought for via grievance.  We believe that a strong and steady complement...
18
FEB
2012

Workload Vigilance

“If we do not use the workload protections we currently have in place, we risk losing them” Burn out, overwork, stress leave…these are all too common in the teaching profession, and placing reasonable limits on the amount of work that can be assigned to faculty...
18
FEB
2012

Overtime Work FAQ

Can full-time faculty work overtime hours? Our Collective Agreement places restrictions on overtime work for all full-time faculty. Full-time faculty can work limited overtime hours under certain conditions and only with voluntary agreement. For full-time faculty the overtime is...
18
MAY
2011

President’s Report 2011

“Almost 70 per cent of 2010–11 faculty were teaching on a non full time basis.” It is coming to the end of another academic year and time to reflect on the successes and challenges of 2010-11 and the opportunities for 2011-2012. I feel the successes achieved were...