Bargaining team goes to the brink
August 15, 2011 Frustrated by management’s refusal to respond to the demands of CAAT-S members, the bargaining team came very close to walking away from contract talks last week. Download
Management stalls at bargaining table
July 28, 2011 Despite the presence of a Ministry of Labour conciliator, management for the Colleges is making almost no effort to negotiate seriously. Download
July 15, 2011 There are serious shortcomings in management’s contract proposals. Now that we’ve successfully achieved a strong strike mandate the tough work begins in earnest. Between now and Aug. 31 we need to show management that we’re ready for any outcome. Get involved today! Download
Stand up and be counted!
June 22, 2011 There are serious shortcomings in management’s contract proposals. More than ever, your bargaining team will be looking for a strong strike mandate. Download
Analyzing management’s contract offer
June 16, 2011. Your bargaining team has taken a close look at management’s contract proposals and concludes it falls well short of our expectations. Download
Bargaining team calls for 100% strike mandate!
June 8, 2011. Read the latest CAAT Support Bargaining Bulletin for the full story behind the decision to ask the membership for a strike mandate. Download
What’s happening to the colleges?
May 31, 2011. CAAT Support Bargaining Bulletin #2. Despite assurances made three years ago, 18 of the 24 colleges have refused to grant time off for CAAT Support mobilizers. For more information, read the latest bargaining bulletin. Download
A new round of bargaining begins
May 10, 2011 It doesn't seem that long ago that we completed our last round of negotiations. But here we are about to start our next round of bargaining. Download
Stand up and be counted!
July 12, 2011 Issue Sheet 6 On Thursday July 14 support your bargaining team and send a loud and clear message to management by voting Yes to a strong strike mandate. Download
July 8, 2011 Issue Sheet 5 In a demonstration of strength and solidarity in advance of the July 14 strike vote, all CAAT-S bargaining unit members are urged to wear red clothing to work on Tuesday July 12. Download
Our jobs are not a fairy tale
July 6, 2011 Issue Sheet 4 Management’s contract proposals are straight out of fairyland. Nothing seems real. It’s time that management got serious about bargaining. They will if we give our bargaining team a strong strike mandate on July 14. Download
Our security is job security
July 5, 2011 Issue Sheet 3 Give your bargaining team a firm bargaining hand on issues of job security by voting for a strong strike mandate on July 14. Download
It's Wake up Time for College Management!
June 29, 2011 Issue Sheet 2 The CAAT Support bargaining team Issue sheet #2 is out. This issue calls on members to Vote Yes for a better contract on July 14. Download
Vote Yes on July 14 for a strong strike mandate!
June 29, 2011 Issue Sheet 1 The CAAT Support bargaining team is sending out Issue sheets for all members in 24 colleges. The first issue calls on members to Vote Yes for Job Security. Download
Question and Answer sheets
Download the latest sheets here.
Issue 1 – June 23, 2011
On June 22 the CAAT-S bargaining team issued a news release announcing that it had set a strike vote for Thursday July 14. Download
Issue 2 – July 13, 2011
On July 14 CAAT-Support bargaining unit members will vote on whether to give their bargaining team a mandate to call a strike if contract negotiations have broken down or have failed to progress Download
Issue 3 – July 19, 2011
On July 14 CAAT Support bargaining unit members voted 77 per cent in favour of giving their bargaining team a strike mandate. What happens next? What do our members need to know? Download
Issue 4 – August 29, 2011
Benefits in the event of a strike or a lockout. Download
Issue 5 – September 13, 2011
Bargaining team responds to misleading correspondence issued by college management Download