Spring SWFs, PD Days, and Vacation Planning

March 25th, 2021|Public News|

Full-time Faculty should have their Standard Workload Forms (SWFs) from their managers very soon, as SWFs are due at least six weeks before the start of the next semester. Read more about the SWF timeline here: A few things need to be considered by Full-time Faculty, especially if they are teaching in the [...]

Postsecondary COVID-19 Help a Good Start – Keep Investing in the Future: OPSEU/SEFPO

March 22nd, 2021|Public News|

The Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU), which represents Partial Load and Full-time Faculty, Counsellors, and Librarians at Ontario Colleges, responded to Friday's announcement of COVID-19 funding to support Ontario Colleges, including $6.4 million for St. Lawrence College. The OPSEU press release is here.  A news report from the Cornwall Freeholder Standard is [...]

Zoom Drop-In Meeting: Wednesday, April 7, 7pm

March 19th, 2021|Drop-In Meetings, Meetings, Public News|

Questions about your contract? Your SWF? Your workload? Bring them to Stewards and members of the Local 417 Executive Committee. When? Wednesday, April 7, 7:00pm to 8:00pm Where? Via Zoom There will be door prizes! Get the zoom meeting information here: Find the Zoom link information in Friday’s email digest. If you [...]

Counsellor Class Definition Committee – Survey Highlights and an Opportunity to Contribute to New Definition

March 19th, 2021|Public News|

In January, Counsellors were invited to participate in a survey developed by the provincial Counsellor Class Definition committee. See In March, Counsellors are being asked to identify what they want in the new Counsellor Class definition. A meeting will be organized to learn more about Counsellor perspectives and ideas, and highlights from the [...]

Program Advisory Committees – Feedback Requested

March 12th, 2021|Public News|

Coordinators and many faculty are familiar with the Program Advisory Committees, made up of faculty, management, students, graduates, employers, industry representatives, community members, and other stakeholders in program development and delivery at Ontario Colleges. Each program is required to have a PAC and meet with it at least twice yearly to share program news [...]

Bargaining 2021: Where Are We in the Process?

March 11th, 2021|Public News|

CAAT-A is the OPSEU division for Ontario college Partial Load Faculty, Full-time Faculty, Counsellors and Librarians. The current contract for CAAT-A members expires at the end of September 2021. While the end of an old contract may seem stressful, it is part of the normal ebb and flow of our work lives and is [...]

Take a Coffee Break with Your Union!

March 5th, 2021|Public News|

WHEN?  Thursday, March 11 @ 2:30 - 4:30 pm WHERE?  via Zoom Many of us are half-way through our winter semester (or close to it). Time for a break! Join friends and colleagues for a casual get-together to chat and connect, rest and recharge. Bring along a coffee or tea or even a snack. [...]

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