Important Bargaining Information from the Team

As many of you may recall, the top demand coming out of the final demand setting meeting in April was around workload.  This is an ongoing issue in our negotiations, and the conditions brought on by the pandemic, rapid expansion of online learning, microcredentials, inequality, and maximization have only heightened the need to make gains […]

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 […]

Spring SWF Workshops and Info

Does a SWF workshop sound interesting to you? Your Local is offering three SWF Workshops between March 8-12. If this is something that interests you, keep reading. You may already have started Spring 2021 SWF talks with your manager. That’s fine. In most cases, your SWF should be discussed and presented to you by Friday, […]

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 […]

SWF Workload Reminders

If you are teaching a traditional semester, SWFs are due this Friday, by end of day on November 20. Please note that although the College continues to use its SWF adaptation formula to provide time for “COVID-19 Adaptation and Planning”, the Local has never endorsed this approach. In discussions with your manager about your workload, we […]

Academic Freedom and Course Delivery

As we finalize our preparation for the fall term start up, it felt timely to highlight a significant gain achieved during our last round of bargaining: academic freedom. Under Article 13.04 “Every faculty member is able to exercise academic freedom in the performance of his/her duties. Academic freedom at the College includes the right to […]

August Update

Dear Colleagues, With the return to most post-secondary classes scheduled for September 8, many are returning to work to prepare for the fall. We want to recognize the hard work of faculty who have been working throughout the Spring and Summer term, including the many who have participated in the Summer Pilot on our campuses. […]

June Update

With the annual leave period beginning for many faculty and a number of colleagues returning to work next week, we wanted to reach out to stay connected during this transition and highlight a few key points. Workload update: Over the last few weeks, several faculty members have seen positive results by bringing their SWFs to the […]

Local Update End of May

The college released information earlier this week regarding its approach to SWFs for the fall. Our local does not endorse this approach because it is outside of the parameters of our Collective Agreement. The college’s announcement does not change any of the advice that we have provided to date. SWFs: We continue to recommend that you engage in conversation […]