Today, we met with the employer and received their Article 2 Staffing proposal. The employer proposes to suspend the union’s ability to rely on staffing data during the pandemic for staffing grievances going forward.
We also received their responses to a number of our proposals from August, and the assurance that they would have further responses for us tomorrow and next week.
We presented a counter-proposal on the counsellor class definition, incorporating feedback from our consultation with counsellors across the province. Our counter-proposal also addresses some of the concerns that the management team raised concerning our original proposal.
Finally, we responded to a series of the CEC team’s troubling assertions around key faculty issues, their lack of any significant proposals or counter-proposals to address their stated areas of concern, and reaffirmed our commitment to bargain a fair settlement that satisfactorily addresses the changes faculty need now.
The detailed presentations and proposals communicated today by both teams are attached below. Stay tuned for a further update tomorrow.
Union Response – Counsellor Class Definition
Management Response – Class Definitions and Staffing Proposals
College Proposal – Pandemic Impact on Staffing