September 2021

September 9, 2021 – The team met with the College Employer Council team again today. Please see the attached presentations and proposals.
Union Presentation
Union Response – Counsellor Class Definition
Management Response – Class Definitions and Staffing Proposals
College Proposal – Pandemic Impact on Staffing

September 10, 2021 – The team met with the College Employer Council team today and completed this week’s bargaining. There are eight scheduled bargaining dates remaining before our Collective Agreement expires. Please see attached presentations and proposals.
Management Response – Joint Committee Work, Outside Work and Coordinators Proposals
College Proposal – Harassment and Discrimination Amendment
College Proposal – Union Release Time
College Proposal – Assignment of Coordinator Duties

September 14, 2021 – The bargaining teams met again today. The CEC team introduced counter-proposals [see attached] on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as well as a proposal on “Truth and Reconciliation.” The faculty bargaining team is reviewing these proposals and will provide responses.
College Proposal – Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
College Proposal – Truth and Reconciliation

September 17, 2021 – The faculty and employer teams met today to discuss the additional proposals and an offer of settlement tabled by the College Employer Council on Wednesday at 4pm. Please see the attached Bargaining Update. College proposals and the bargaining team’s presentation and comments are attached below.
Union Presentation
College Proposal – Housekeeping Amendments
Faculty Bargaining Team Comments on M10a
Faculty Bargaining Team Comments on M10b
College Proposal – Monetary Proposal
Faculty Notes on CEC’s Settlement Proposal

September 21, 2021 – The CAAT-A Bargaining Team met with Local Presidents and the Bargaining Advisory Committee on Monday, September 20, to review the College Employer Council team’s offer of settlement, tabled last Friday.
Below is a summary chart of the CEC team’s current offer of settlement, along with a detailed explanation of why the faculty team, after consultation with the Local Presidents and Bargaining Advisory Committee, cannot recommend the offer to members.  Simply put, the CEC offer does not address faculty’s demands, nor does it reflect the changes that are immediately needed in the system.
CEC Settlement Offer (Sept. 15, 2021) Summary
Below, we have included a separate summary of the faculty team’s proposals to address the demands of Partial-Load faculty, as well as what the CEC’s offer includes.  
Partial-Load Demands

September 22, 2021 – Attached please find the bargaining team’s reply to the CEC’s questions regarding our proposal for pre-conciliation mediation.  Due to internal delays beyond the team’s control, we were unable to send this yesterday. We did note the CEC’s update and their concern about a delay, and wanted to assure our members that the team is absolutely committed to continued and timely discussions in our remaining days this week.  We look forward to meeting with the CEC team tomorrow.
CEC Mediation Reply

September 23, 2021 – The faculty team invited the CEC team to the table today to clarify the status of bargaining, respond to their correspondence regarding mediation, and to propose additional dates. Please see the attached Bargaining Update. The union’s presentation and letter to JP are attached below.
Union Presentation
Letter to JP – Response to Mediation

September 24, 2021 – The College Employer Council’s Bargaining Team agreed to the process of mediation that was proposed last Friday in the hopes of fostering constructive dialogue between the teams. We are confident that both sides will soon reach agreement on details regarding the process.
When not at the table, the team spent much of the day going through our published proposals in an effort to distill them further and to incorporate feedback that we have received. We look forward to continuing a process of dialogue and compromise, in consultation with a mediator.
Union Presentation

The newly updated 2021 Report on Education, documenting and analyzing the changing landscape of Ontario’s Colleges, has been released.
2021 Update on Education in Ontario Colleges