Negotiations 2014 – archive
Links to documents used to make decisions will be archived here for the time being. They may be useful as we work in under the contract agreed to by the full membership, but not by members of local 556.
1. The full text of the memorandum of understandingsigned by the negotiators, and which will be subject to the ratification vote.
2. An analysis and assessment of the memorandum of understanding that has been endorsed by stewards at GBC with a recommendation that we do not ratify the agreement.
3. Vocal Local Special Negotiations Bulletin No123
4. Please verify that your name is on the voters list. If not please get in touch with the Local office 416-415-5000 or email email@example.com.
Posted May 27, 2014: Overview of the CAAT report on Education. A must read for all faculty!!!
This report examines Ontario’s community colleges from the perspective of the faculty who deliver their public service – high quality post-secondary education and job training. The report was commissioned by the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology – Academic (CAAT-A) division of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). Research for this study involved conversations with over 600 faculty at all 24 colleges, along with historical research and present-day inquiry into the sector’s financing, management, and operations. The report is focused primarily on perceptions by college faculty that there is a crisis of quality within the college system today. The report examines challenges to quality, and advocates for system reforms that would properly resource Ontario’s colleges, and that would establish an equal partnership between faculty, government, and administration.
You can read the 2014-04_CAAT-A Report_Education_SUMMARY, or download the 2014-04_CAAT-A Report_Education_FULL
Posted Nov. 2013:
Stay tuned for information on pre-bargaining. Meanwhile please read the note from Tom below and make sure to check out the given web-site.