There will be a vote on the attached Offer to Extend our Current Collective Agreement by all members of the College Support Staff bargaining unit, across Ontario, on Tuesday, August 29th. Polling locations will be announced as soon as possible.
Our current Collective Agreement expires on August 31st, 2018. We have two choices. Take the offer attached, of a 7.75% pay increase and other cost-neutral improvements to our Collective Agreement, or turn it down, elect a bargaining team, set demands and go into regular bargaining.
Here is a link to the original announcement, if you were not on our first email:
Information sessions we be held this afternoon at Newnham Campus, and tomorrow at noon, at the Seneca@York campus. I did some sessions at Markham earlier this week and will do my best to hold sessions at King as soon as possible. I apologize for the short notice, but have to work around vacation times and other college visits. I have attached a complete list of stewards for those who have questions. I will also answer any questions at:
cell: (416) 540-9642
I am in support of this deal. It provides the highest pay increase achieved by a union in Ontario in the past few years, gives us some relief on days off to care for ill family members, catastrophic drug coverage, the first improvement in job security language in over 20 years (stronger contracting out language), and allows new parents to stretch their maternity leave (and benefits and pension) over an additional six months, if proposed EI changes are enacted next year.
Contract Extension Info Sessions
Thursday, August 10, 2017
Newnham Campus, Room TBA
Friday, August 11, 2017
Seneca@York, Lower Kaleidescope Room
11:30 am – 12 pm
Note to New Members, Appendix D (replacement) employees and Summer student workers: everyone is entitled to vote and attend an information session, whether or not you have officially joined the union.