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Bargaining Update – August 12

The team wrapped up their final day with the CEC this month. They will meet again with them September 9th and 10th. Please see the attached Bargaining Update.
Union Response to Counsellor Class Definition and Workload Proposals
CEC Team Chair Presentation
College Proposal – Workload

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Bargaining Update – August 11

The team met with the College Employer Council team again today. Please see the attached Bargaining Update.
College Proposal – Workload
CEC Bargaining Team’s Response to Equity Proposal
Union Presentation – Equity Proposal
Union Proposal – Preamble

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Bargaining Update – August 10

The team met with the College Employer Council team again today. Please see the attached Bargaining Update. The CEC team presented their response to the faculty’s counsellor class definition proposal.
Faculty Proposal – Class Definitions
College Proposal – Counsellor Class Definition

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August Negotiations Bulletin

The latest Negotiations Bulletin from the bargaining team can be found here and has been posted on the Bargaining 2021 page.

In this bulletin, the bargaining team provides a list of several of the major proposals that the team presented to the Employer at the bargaining table, on August 3-5. To provide context for those proposals, the team’s overview that was presented at the table on August 3rd has been included in its entirety. 

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Bargaining Update – August 4 & 5

August 4, 2021

The bargaining team tabled proposals on the class definitions of a professor and counsellor. Additionally, they presented proposals on academic freedom, intellectual property rights and shared governance, and finally, staffing.
Class Definitions Proposals
Academic Freedom, Intellectual Property, and Academic Councils Proposals
Staffing Proposals

August 5, 2021

The bargaining team presented proposals on Joint Committee Time, Article 11.06 (outside employment), and Coordinators.
Joint Committee Work Proposals
Outside Work Proposals
Coordinators Proposals

They will return to the negotiations table with the Employer on Tuesday, August 10th and will continue to keep you updated.

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Bargaining Update – August 3

The bargaining team will be meeting with the employer on August 3, 4, and 5. Their goal is to table their entire proposal package by the end of this week so that they can begin negotiations immediately and work toward a better collective agreement that satisfies our members’ demands.
Partial Load Proposals
Workload Proposals
Equity Proposals

The proposals are rooted in feedback from consultations with faculty and students; existing best practices in our system and in other post-secondary education (PSE) institutions; model language from and discussions with Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and other PSE leaders; and through review of both the language proposed by the locals this round, along with language that has been tabled previously. It is all backed by research and bolstered by the findings in the updated Report on Education.

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Bargaining Update – July 7 & 8

The bargaining team met with the College Employer Council’s bargaining team to discuss ground rules, set the tone for bargaining, and exchange initial proposals.
Union Opening Statement and Overview of Proposals
Employer Non-Monetary Proposals

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Bargaining Update: Online Learning

The latest video from the bargaining team can be found here and has been posted on the Bargaining 2021 page. In this video, they discuss the role of online learning in the public college system and how using it primarily as a means of efficiency, as college administrators are keen to do, undermines students’ learning needs.

Bargaining will begin with the College Employer Council on July 7th, and the team will be bargaining for better on behalf of all Ontario public college faculty members and students.

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Equity Town Hall and Indigenous Caucus

Equity Seeking Group Town Hall (via Zoom) with the Bargaining Team – June 25th, 10:00 – 11:30 am

We invite faculty (Professors, Counsellors, Librarians, Instructors) from equity seeking groups from all 24 colleges, to join us in a discussion focused on the barriers to access, opportunity and resources experienced in the college system. We would like to provide space to discuss our approach in the upcoming bargaining to ensure they represent your demands. We really hope you will join us, your input is essential.

*This event requires pre-registration at the link below.  The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to the email you provide 1 hour before the event.
Equity Town Hall Registration Link: https://forms.gle/dw8ni3NAXPBLg9ke7

 Indigenous Caucus (via Zoom) with the Bargaining Team – June 28th, 12:00 – 1:30pm

We invite Indigenous faculty (Professors, Counsellors, Librarians, Instructors) from all 24 colleges, to join us in a discussion focussed on the barriers to access, opportunity and resources experienced by Indigenous faculty in the college system. We would like to discuss how our strategies and language in the upcoming bargaining can better represent First Nations, Metis and Inuit concerns. We really hope you will join us, your input is essential.

*This event requires pre-registration at the link below.  The link to the Zoom meeting will be sent to the email you provide 1 hour before the event.
Indigenous caucus registration link: https://forms.gle/bANMkNN229UZUSDx8

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Bargaining Update: Workload

The latest video from the bargaining team can be found here and has been posted on the Bargaining 2021 page. This video summarizes and highlights some of the key concerns members have brought forward regarding workload. The top demand coming out of the final demand setting meeting in April was around workload. This is an ongoing issue in our negotiations, and the conditions brought on by the pandemic, rapid expansion of online learning, microcredentials, inequality, and maximization have only heightened the need to make gains this round.