This month, post-secondary institutions continue to prepare for the Fall 2021 cohort to start in September. Currently, many Colleges have mandated vaccines to live in residence or play varsity sports. Seneca College has made being vaccinated a mandatory requirement for anyone who would like to attend or work on campus. Each College will work with public health officials and have posted its vaccination policy, exemptions, and enforcement details on its websites. The Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) has provided an update on what is currently permitted. Read the MCU highlights below.
What's going on?
MCU has shared updated information regarding Fall 2021 planning for the post-secondary education sector. Below are some key highlights:
Part-Time Support Staff
Earlier this summer, a tentative deal was reached between the College employers' bargaining team and the OPSEU Part-time Support Staff team.
The new collective agreement will run from February 1, 2021, to January 31, 2024. Some of the amendments to the current collective agreement include:
- A reduction in the probationary period from 936 hours to 742 hours
- An increase in the recall period from nine to twelve months
- A layoff meeting between the College and its local should 50 per cent of regular part-time staff employees or 15 regular part-time employees, whichever is greater, occur in a four-week period
- A division in appendixes to separate temporary and casual employees
The virtual ratification vote will take place from August 13 to 17. It will be supervised and administered by the Ontario Labour Relations Board using Simply Voting.
CAAT-A Full-Time and Partial-Load Academic Bargaining
This month, the College management bargaining team is scheduled to meet with OPSEU CAAT-A faculty (made up of professors, librarians, and counsellors) virtually at the table.
For up-to-date information on tabled proposals from both CEC and OPSEU please visit the CEC website.