June 28, 2012
News from the bargaining table
Face-to-face bargaining started on June 4th, 2012.
The Union and Employer negotiating teams introduced themselves and exchanged
opening documents. Both parties confirmed that they would like to negotiate an
on-time settlement by August 31.
The Union bargaining team presented all 28 demands that we will be discussing at
the negotiating table. Management presented only their non-monetary proposals
and indicated that their monetary proposals would not be tabled at this time.
They advised that, when tabled, their monetary proposals would entail more than
salary. (The colleges identify monetary proposals as those which will either
cost or save them money.)
Detailed discussions followed the opening talks. Among the proposals that the
Union bargaining team advanced at this stage were two modifications to the
Collective Agreement which would improve the job security and employment rights
for partialload teachers.
The full list of faculty proposals is available through your local. You may
contact your local president or communications officer directly for access to
The faculty team will
be working throughout the summer — 22 days of direct face-to-face negotiations
are scheduled — more than enough to reach a settlement if one is possible with
Working with staff
from OPSEU, the bargaining team is arranging the communication workshop for
local presidents and communication officers.
Your bargaining team
•• Carolyn Gaunt, Cambrian College (Co-Chair)
•• Ted Montgomery, Seneca College (Co-Chair)
•• Rod Bain, Algonquin College
•• Gary Bonczak, Fleming College
•• Benoît Dupuis, La Cité collégiale
•• Lynn Dee Eason, Sault College
•• JP Hornick, George Brown College
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