College Support Full-Time Bargaining Bulletin #3

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Week three at the bargaining table

Last week we held our third session of contract bargaining with the College Employer Council. So far, we’ve met with college employer representatives nine times. We have a possible 10 more days of talks available this month before our collective agreement expires on August 31.

Currently, talks are progressing and there has been continuous movement at the table. There are still outstanding issues that our team sees as concessions, and we’re working to remove those concessions and make gains elsewhere.

Given what was achieved last week, we expect to move to monetary proposals at our next round of bargaining from August 22-26. We are committed to negotiating a fair contract that we can bring back to the membership to ratify.

If you have any questions, please feel free to get in touch with the bargaining team at caatsftbargaining@opseu.org.

In solidarity,

Your CAAT-S Full-Time Bargaining Team:
Rasho Donchev, Chair
Christine Kelsey, Vice-Chair
Daniel Brisson
Shelley Gartshore
Robert Holder
Michael McKeown
Veneise Samuels

You painted the province Blue for Bargaining!

While the bargaining team met with the employer at the table, you cheered them on by wearing Blue for Bargaining on August 10. It was a strong message that the college employer couldn’t ignore: College Full-Time Support Staff stand behind their demands for Dignity, Fairness and Respect. Thanks for supporting your bargaining team! Click here to see everyone in their blue shirts!

Mobilizing activities at your college

As bargaining continues, so do local mobilizing activities! Your elected regional mobilizers are organizing events across the province – check in with your college’s bargaining point-person or local president to find out what’s happening this week at your college. Also keep an eye on your email and visit caatsftbargaining.org for more info about bargaining events.

Your regional mobilizers:

Carla Tillapaugh (Regions 1 and 2):
carlatillapaugh@hotmail.com, 519-384-1851
St. Clair, Lambton, Fanshawe, Conestoga, Mohawk, Niagara and Sheridan Colleges

Éric Lacroix (Regions 3 and 4):
ericl219@hotmail.com, 343-996-5469
Durham, Georgian, Fleming, Loyalist, St. Lawrence, La Cité and Algonquin Colleges

Colette Cameron (Region 5):
col.ccameron@gmail.com, 416-908-6478
Humber, Seneca, Centennial and George Brown Colleges

Lynn Ainslie (Regions 6 and 7):
lynthibault@hotmail.com, 705-669-7664
Canadore, Sault, Cambrian, Boréal, Northern and Confederation Colleges

Upcoming bargaining dates

  • August 22 – September 2, 2022

Contract expiry date: August 31, 2022

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