“So we asked the arbitrator to publish a no board report. The CAAT-A team is obviously no longer interested in negotiations. We believe we have no choice but to move the process forward,” said Dr. Laurie Rancourt, Chair of the CEC Executive Bargaining Team. “Colleges don`t want students and employees to be negatively affected because the CAAT-A team is unwilling to bargain in good faith and work towards a collective agreement.” Sault College and other public colleges across the province could face a second faculty strike in five years if the union and management fail to agree on a new contract. Each college`s performance administrator must meet with you when you are hired to review your performance options. Unfortunately, this does not always happen. Because there are important deadlines to meet, you may need to contact your benefits administrator once you are hired to ensure you get the correct forms and are enrolled in the benefits that are best for you and your loved ones. Note: We are currently working to clarify this information in order to take into account the profits made in the new contract (contract 2017-2021) and how it works in practice. Here is a summary of the profits made on partial load (from Articles 26.10D and E of Collective Bargaining): OPSEU represents employees in too many collective bargaining units to provide copies of collective agreements for individual employers on the website. If you can`t find your collective agreement on this page, you can view it in our private member area – the members portal.
Please log in to the member portal to check if your collective agreement has been published for you. “After many years and many rounds of negotiations, we have now established a mature negotiating relationship,” Thomas said. “That`s why it`s so intimidating that the parties have ended up here. But I remain convinced that an agreement is still possible. If you have any questions about the collective agreement and are a faculty member at Fanshawe College, please contact us. The CEC represents Ontario`s 24 public colleges at the bargaining table, while the ESFP represents the full-time and partial-load faculties, librarians and consultants at these colleges. If you would like a hard copy of your collective agreement, please speak to your steward. If you don`t know who your steward is or how to get to your home, contact your local CUPE office. In the case of extended health care, the college is required to pay 100% of the premiums for all part-time workers, with the exception of persons who are insured with a spouse. The plan is voluntary only for this group.
Our advice is that anyone who is part of this group and answers the question “Is your spouse a judge?” with “NO” should opt for extensive health services. There is a provision called benefit coordination, and the only spouses who would have a plan that would erase the value of two plans to coordinate benefits are the judges. A definition of service coordination can be found in the above-mentioned brochure Your Services. Since your LTS contract is short-term and not indefinite, you will need to rejoin the union if your college job is interrupted. We recommend that you contact us shortly after you are hired or reinstated under a partial load contract. CaAT-A consists of 24 colleges. We all follow the same collective agreement (CA). Ontario is divided into seven (7) regions, and local numbering is based on region.
All CUPE members work under the protection of a contract called a collective agreement. Your local negotiates the terms of the agreement. Elected local union leaders also work with the employer to resolve issues in the workplace. You can also contact your staff representative or the regional office nearest you to obtain a copy of your collective agreement. A list of all regional offices can be found here. If there is a strike, it would be the second strike to affect Ontario college students in the past five years. OpSEU regularly receives requests from members covered by provincial collective agreements for copies of their central contract. The following six links provide easy access and allow you to download a copy of your collective agreement in Adobe format. If you have questions about your rights at work, the best person to talk to is your steward or local leader. You will know the specific details of your agreement. Partial-load faculties are evaluated in terms of education and experience to determine their starting salary. Job classification plans at the end of the collective agreement set out the factors for assessing your qualifications and calculating your initial placement.
Colleges are required to provide union locals with the first step in the placement of part-time workers so that your local can verify your placement with you. If you have any concerns, please contact us for a consultation. While colleges are required to automatically enroll you in extended health care, please note that standard coverage applies to individuals. Therefore, be sure to complete the Sun Life Positive Group Insurance Enrolment Form to formally indicate your decision to participate in available benefits, whether with individual or family coverage. (1.) Carefully read the information packages provided to you by the university and respond within 31 days of hiring during each contract period to ensure the most advantageous coverage. For example, if you and/or your family members already have existing health issues, you can still sign up if you don`t miss the 31-day window. If you wait beyond the initial 31-day period to register, you will need to submit proof of health through a “health questionnaire form”, and Sun Life may find that you may never be eligible. Optional life insurance, medical, dental and paraprofessional services are part of a compensation plan negotiated by ESPO for all partial-load faculties and their dependents under the Academic Pay Equity Plan, and we strongly recommend that you take advantage of these benefits, especially extended health care, the premiums of which are paid in full by the college for the duration of the employment contract. Benefit levels are the same as for full-time faculty for all insurance plans. A PDF version of your current collective agreement can be found here: Academic Collective Agreement 2017-2021. However, changes in the higher education system, such as the dramatic increase in class sizes and the increasing use of part-load faculties, have led to the creation of a large underpaid and revised segment of partial-load faculties whose workload is limited only by the maximum limit of 12 teaching hours per week, unlike full-time faculties, whose workload is limited compared to many other factors such as class sizes. Lesson contact times and the number of preparations and course sections.
“As a direct result of the CEC`s refusal to compromise on outstanding faculty requirements related to improving the workload of full-time and contract faculties, e-learning, and protecting the use of faculty course materials, refer open issues to an independent adjudicator, the faculty has no choice but to file a request for a strike vote with the Ministry of Labour. The chair of the faculty`s bargaining team, JP Hornick, said in the press release. Part-load professors should pay particular attention to Article 26. We have also prepared a FAQ. Last week, opSEU presented its final offer and the CEC concluded negotiations and demanded a report without a board of directors. In a press release, opSEU said the bargaining team was forced to call for a strike vote. Liquor Control Board of Ontario April 1, 2017 -_March 31, 2021 LCBO Collective Agreement .pdf. Sun Life, ESPO and The Council have produced a special performance brochure entitled Your Benefits Exclusively for Partial Load Faculties. You can find detailed information about your group benefits in this brochure or contact us if you have any questions or concerns.