GMM (General Membership Meeting): Friday September 3rd

Please join us on Friday, September 3, from 12 to 1:30 PM, for our Local 415 General Membership Meeting (GMM). You will find the meeting agenda here. At the meeting, we will provide an update on local and provincial matters, as well as proceed with elections to union committees for the 2021-22 academic year. To participate, please follow […]

College Vaccination Policy

Earlier this month, Ottawa’s Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Vera Etches, sent a letter to post-secondary institutions indicating her support for policies requiring on-campus self-identification of vaccination status. We have seen post-secondary institutions in Ottawa, as well as across the province, begin to issue vaccination policies and have been told that Algonquin College will issue one […]

Bargaining Update – August 11: Workload, Equity and College Finances

Workload Today, the College Employer Council (CEC) team presented a series of questions about the workload proposals that the Union presented last Wednesday. As in the case of their response yesterday to our tabled equity proposals, many of those questions presented challenges to the Union’s claim about faculty workload needs. The CEC team also presented […]

Getting down to brass tacks

Message from the President and First Vice-President Treasurer After first meeting with the College Employer Council in early July, CAAT-A bargaining resumed with the employer for three more days this week. The team laid out faculty members’ comprehensive list of ranked demands stablished at our April demand set meeting. Key issues focussed on workload, staffing, […]

Bargaining Update – August 10

The faculty bargaining team met with the employer today, for the first time after tabling nearly all of our proposals last week. We hope to be able to finish presenting our monetary proposals this week, but are still awaiting full financial disclosure from the College Employer Council (CEC), to confirm and finalize our information. On […]

Bargaining Update – August 4 & 5

As you know, the Bargaining Team is working on our behalf throughout the summer, meeting with the employer, and presenting proposals based on CAAT-A member priorities. Below are individual links to each of the proposals that have been presented so far: Equity Proposals Partial-Load Proposals  Staffing Proposals  Academic Freedom Proposals Working Class Definitions Proposals  Workload […]

Return to class announcement sparks workload and safety concerns

July 29/21 – The sudden announcement that Ontario colleges and universities can go back to classroom teaching this fall without physical restrictions or limits on class sizes has caught many faculty by surprise.  And while some colleges are taking an aggressive stance on returning to the classroom, not all are rolling out more on-campus teaching […]