Bargaining Update: 21 September 2021

What are the issues with the employer’s offer of settlement? 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 […]

Bargaining Update: 17 September 2021 Part 2

Attached please find Faculty’s Notes on Management’s Settlement offer, in addition to the tabled proposals M09, M10a/b, and M11 which were sent out earlier this evening.  All of these proposals were tabled by the CEC team on Wednesday at 4pm.  This attachment contains a comprehensive review of the language the CEC team has proposed.  Please […]

Bargaining Update: 17 September 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.  We were pleased that the CEC responded to faculty’s request to table their complete package, and that they chose to include a settlement offer at the same time.   […]

Bargaining Update: 14 September 2021

The bargaining teams met again today.  The CEC team introduced counter-proposals on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, as well as a proposal on “Truth and Reconciliation.”  These proposals conclude their responses to the full equity proposals tabled by faculty. The CEC team has proposed the formation of committees that would report to the Employee/Employer Relations Committee […]

Bargaining Update: September 9, 2021

The faculty bargaining team wishes all faculty the best for the start of the Fall semester and recognizes the enormous amount of work and anxiety that professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians are experiencing this September. The team was back at the table today and will return again tomorrow.  Today, we met with the employer and […]

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, […]