This is to advise you that the Full-Time College Support Pre-Bargaining Conference has been scheduled.
Date(s): Friday, November 12, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday, November 13, 2021 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Virtual Meeting: Participation instructions will be provided to all attendees upon confirmation of attendance.
Registration: Friday, November 12, 2021 8:00 am – 9:00 am
We will be electing the Bargaining Team and EERC and paying particular attention to preparing to mobilize our locals for what will be a crucial round of bargaining for our sector.
Committees are asked to submit their reports to Evelin Lucaci (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, October 15, 2021 to allow adequate time for translation.
Due to the pandemic, the process for elections at the Pre-Bargaining conference will be different as we are not able to meet in-person as per our practice. Instead, we will be conducting the meeting virtually, using Zoom and online voting technology.
As per Article # 2.2 of the CAAT-S FT Negotiations Procedures:
Full-Time College Support delegates are chosen by your Locals according to the
convention formula shown below, with the Local President or next highest ranking officer
serving as the automatic first delegate. The current Divisional Executive and Outgoing
Bargaining Team are automatic delegates over and above their Local’s entitlement.
The Local’s delegate entitlement (attached) is based on your Full-Time Unit membership
as of December 31, 2020.
Size of Part-Time Unit in your Local:
- Up to 150 Members 1 delegate
- 151 to 300 Members 2 delegates
- 301 to 500 Members 3 delegates
- 501 to 800 Members 4 delegates
- 801 to 1100 Members 5 delegates
- 1101 to 1500 Members 6 delegates
- 1501 to 1900 Members 7 delegates
Expenses incurred by alternate(s)/observer(s) are at the Local’s expense.
OPSEU/SEFPO Head Office will cover an alternate’s expense ONLY where the alternate
attends instead of and in place of the delegate. Please note that alternates, like delegates,
must be elected.
**Please Note: As this meeting is being held virtually, no expenses outside of time
off (if required) will be reimbursed except in special circumstances where
expenses have been pre-approved. To inquire further about pre-approval, please
Credential Attestation Form
The OPSEU/SEFPO Policy Manual (Section 16.1) states that credentials must be
submitted with the signatures of two (2) Local Officers on the Credential Attestation Form.
We have provided one form for you to list all attendees on. Please send this completed
form to the Conferences Unit at email@example.com no later than
Wednesday, October 6, 2021. Please clearly identify your status on the form (i.e.
Once the form is received, a follow up email will be sent to you to register via
OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Portal on Friday, October 8, 2021. In order to confirm your
registration, please register through the Member Portal no later than Wednesday,
October 13, 2021.
**Please Note: Registration and other required forms cannot be processed until the
Credential Attestation Form is received.
Human Rights Accommodation Request Form
Should you require a human rights accommodation or have an existing accommodation under the Human Rights Code, please complete and submit the Human Rights Accommodation Request Form in full.
OPSEU/SEFPO Child Care Policy
OPSEU/SEFPO will reimburse for child care expenses as per policy. OPSEU/SEFPO’s rate of family care to be paid $15/hr to a max of $220 within a 24 hr period to cover the cost of you doing union business. A receipt, signed by the care provider, showing the dates the service was provided, the address and phone number of the care provider and the names and ages of the children will need to be provided.
**Please Note: As this meeting is being held virtually, child care expenses will not be reimbursed unless pre-approved. To inquire further about pre-approval, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Procedures for Online Registration
Once the Credential Attestation Form has been received and processed, members are to register through OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Portal.
Credential Attestation Form – October 6
Attendee Registration on OPSEU/SEFPO Portal by October 13
Committee Reports – October 15
We appreciate your cooperation and participation in these meetings.