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...
18
MAY
2011

Attendance and Disability Policy

The recently revised Attendance and Disability policy is the result of a settlement agreed to at grievance arbitration hearing in December.  The union has been trying to get the college to simplify the Short Term Disability process by reducing the number of forms and questions an...
18
MAY
2011

SWF Basics

You should have received your fall SWF assignment by May 18th.  We encourage all faculty to review their SWF’s carefully.  All too often faculty accept SWF’s that do not accurately represent the work they are actually doing during the semester.  Keep in mind some of the basic...