CAAT-A Divisional Executive (DivEx)
The Divisional Executive is the governing body for Academic employees of OPSEU/SEFPO. The Divisional Executive meeting is made up of delegates from each of the Community Colleges using the formula found in the OPSEU/SEFPO Constitution.
Its responsibilities are to:
- promote quality public education
- monitor and enforce the Collective Agreement
- identify and act on issues pertaining to post-secondary education
- lobby organizations and governments on issues pertaining to post-secondary education
- develop and recommend policy to the OPSEU/SEFPO Executive Board
- liaise with student, education and labour organizations
- run demand setting meetings
- oversee the committees of the Division
The purpose of the Executive is to conduct the business of the Division between Divisional meetings. It shall take the necessary actions and decisions to ensure that the Division, its committees and the locals operate within the constitution, bylaws and decisions of the Division and OPSEU/SEFPO. The Executive consists of five persons elected by the Division. The chair and vice-chair are elected by the division.
The responsibilities of the Divisional Executive are as follows:
- provide support and leadership to locals within the Division
- consult with the locals to give and to seek advice and direction
- communicate regularly with locals
- facilitate communications between locals
- organize in conjunction with OPSEU/SEFPO administration and Staff the Pre-Bargaining Conference
- coordinate local demand setting and final demand setting
- act as the OPSEU/SEFPO representatives to the Employer Employee Relations Committee (EERC)
- implement the decisions of the Division
- review draft local agreements and provide recommendations to the OPSEU/SEFPO President in a timely manner
- appoint ad hoc committees for specific purposes
- maintain and distribute the contact lists for Workload Monitoring Group co-chair and designated Health and Safety co-chairs
- distribute approved minutes of meetings from the Divisional Executive, EERC and Divisional Meetings
- select the retiree representative and retiree alternate to the CAAT Pension Plan Board of Trustees
Jonathan Singer, L560, Chair
Josée St-Jean, Local 673, Vice-Chair
Kevin MacKay, L240, member
Robert Montgomery, L655, member
Josée St-Jean, L673, member
Rebecca Ward, L732, member
Contact the executive members at email@example.com
Heather Petrie, CAAT-A Supervisor, Negotiations
Kathleen Flynn, Negotiator
Manzur Malik, Research Officer
Tina Faibish, Campaigns Officer
Justin Stayshyn, Communications Officer
Employer Employee Relations Committee (EERC)
The Employer Employee Relations Committee (EERC) is made up of the five members of the Divisional Executive and management members appointed by council from either the council or the colleges. Terms of reference are detailed in Article 903 of the collective agreement.
The duties of the EERC are as follows:
- to facilitate communications between management and union at the provincial level
- to preclude and resolve common problems during the life of the agreement
- to permit both parties to enter negotiations with much of the groundwork completed
Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT)
OPSEU/SEFPO elects two delegates to represent and promote the colleges at CAUT and to actively participate in CAUT activities.
Collective Bargaining Information Services (CBIS)
This is an advisory committee made up of the union (OPSEU/SEFPO) and management (the Council) to assist in the gathering and analyzing of data for collective bargaining purposes.
Health and Safety Co-ordinating Committee
This is a provincial committee that addresses health and safety across the province by coordinating the work of Local Health & Safety committees through a discussion forum.
Joint Education Qualifications Committee (JEQS)
|JEQS||Elisabeth Von Moos||415||2022-26|
Joint Grievance Scheduling Committee (JGSC)
The Grievance Scheduling Committee consists of representatives of the council and the union which meet monthly to schedule grievances for arbitration. The committee frequently makes recommendations in an attempt to streamline scheduling. Guidelines for Grievances and Arbitrations in the College System
This document is intended to provide an overview of the grievance and arbitration process in the college system and how the joint Grievance Scheduling Committee (JGSC) schedules arbitration hearings.
- New Arbitrator Reference Manual: This is a manual containing information about the procedures/processes for arbitration cases in the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, including the steps involved in processing grievances arising from the provisions of the two Collective Agreements (Academic and Support Bargaining Units), beginning with the referral of the complaint to arbitration and ending with the Arbitrator’s award
- Expedited Arbitration Scheduling memo, May 19th, 2009
- Guidelines for grievance mediation in the college system
- Terms of Reference for the Joint Grievance Scheduling Committee (JGSC)
Joint Insurance Committee (JIC)
This committee facilitates communication between the union (OPSEU/SEFPO) and management (the Council) on the subject of group insurance and negotiated benefits. For issues of the “Benefits You” Newsletter and information about appealing a benefit claim, please click here. CAAT Academic Joint Insurance Committee.
The CAAT Pension Plan serves the employees of Ontario’s Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology, providing Members with retirement income for life, calculated on their earnings and years of service.
For complete information go to the CAAT Pension Plan website.
There are two trustees with the legal title to and fiduciary obligation for the assets of the plan. The sponsor is an individual elected by the division to participate in the operation of the pension plan.
|Pension Sponsor||Shawn Pentecost||415||2022-25|
|Pension Trustee||Donald Smith||350||2022-25|
|Pension Trustee||Audrey Wubbenhorst||562||2022-25|
Sick Leave Buyout
This committee is made up of the union (OPSEU/SEFPO) and management (the Council) to allow individuals hired prior to 1991 to buy out their sick leave plan prior to termination or retirement.
Sick Leave BuyoutSusan Ehlert2422022-24
|Sick Leave Buyout||Susan Ehlert||242||2022-24|
|Sick Leave Buyout||Darryl Bedford||110||2022-26|
Local Legal Coordinator
|LLC||Michelle Arbour (subject to approval)||125||2022-24|