Category: Bargaining 2021

Bargaining Update

Included here you will find a link to the bargaining team’s initial video outlining our shared vision for this round of negotiations. Our vision is rooted firmly in college faculty’s commitment to transparent and democratic processes that lead to a shared set of demands reflecting our core issues. Our demands are grounded in foundational principles: […]

End of W’21 Semester

Happy Earth Day. Hopefully, you were able to take a pause away from your screens and reenergize in the spring sun. Today’s message covers a few key points, including wishes for a successful conclusion to the Winter ’21 semester and best wishes to those starting their annual leave later this month. WorkloadOur Local continues to […]

Final Demand Setting Bargaining Update – April 14, 2021

Attached please find the latest bargaining update from the Bargaining Team. It covers the events of the final demand setting meeting, including an overview of the approved demands and the Team’s commitment to increased transparency at the table. The update is available in English and French and highlights issues related to equity, partial load faculty, […]

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION: Bargaining Update Feb. 22’21

Dear Members, On February 16th, OPSEU received an offer from the College Employer Council regarding the Collective Agreement negotiations for both our own CAAT-A bargaining unit and the CAAT-Support-Part Time bargaining unit.  That offer would see the Collective Agreements of both units extended by an additional two years, with 1% annual increases of salary/wages.  The […]

February Update

As we continue to keep strict adherence to government guidelines with remote teaching and greatly reduced special on-campus classes the norm, please see a few Local updates below: Successful Demand Setting Meeting & Next StepsLast Thursday’s Demand Setting Meeting was a success. More than 100 members attended our online meeting and many took the virtual […]

February 4 Demand Setting & 2021 Bargaining Video #1

February 4 Demand Setting & 2021 Bargaining Video #1 Video thumbnail - Stewards explaining Bargaining 2021

This is a friendly reminder that our Local Demand Setting meeting is scheduled for 4 PM this Thursday, February 4th. If you haven’t yet registered, please register for the meeting providing your non-college e-mail account here. To learn more about the 2021 bargaining process, please watch this video prepared by stewards of our Local. We […]

Local 415 Demand Setting Meeting

Please join us Thursday, February 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. for our Local 415 Demand Setting Meeting. This meeting is a critical opportunity for you to have your voice heard as we set priorities for the 2021 round of collective bargaining. There are some key steps to this process: Please be sure you have completed […]

Partial Load W’21 Welcome

Happy New Year and Welcome to Winter 2021! In case you are new Partial-Load (PL), please let me introduce myself, Martin Lee, as your Partial-Load Liaison steward. I can be reached via COMMS@locallines.org Contract Faculty felt the weight of 2020 in very particular ways: we heard you. This year, as we enter bargaining, we need […]

General Membership Survey of Bargaining Priorities

To inform the process of Local Demand-Setting for the next round of bargaining, you are asked to complete the following survey by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, January 26, 2021.  This survey is your first chance to communicate your bargaining priorities directly to your Local and the Bargaining Team. It includes many opportunities to provide detailed feedback. Academic employees […]

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