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Students and Supporters – 86% Faculty Vote to REJECT Offer

Students and Supporters – 86% Faculty Vote to REJECT Offer

| 16/11/2017

Dear students and supporters – Thousands of college faculty from across the province have voted to reject the College Employer Council’s latest offer, which would have damaged academic quality and staffing at Ontario’s colleges. As a result, unionized faculty members remain on strike at all Ontario public colleges, including at Seneca. I know that a […]

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13 Nov.  Forced Vote Update from Jonathan Singer

13 Nov. Forced Vote Update from Jonathan Singer

| 13/11/2017

Some of you may have listened earlier today to a webcast from the College Employer Council. Contrary to claims made during the webcast, the offer before us is one with concessions and will harm faculty. The Employer repeatedly stated throughout the webcast that “union and management teams have agreed to all major items except for […]

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An update on the Ontario Colleges strike from OPSEU 560 President, Jonathan Singer

An update on the Ontario Colleges strike from OPSEU 560 President, Jonathan Singer

| 30/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Seneca students and supporters, In light of President David Agnew’s email to students last week, I wanted to take a moment to reach out. As we enter the third week of the college faculty strike, let me start by saying how deeply I regret that we are currently on strike.  Strikes are always incredibly […]

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We Need Clarity

We Need Clarity

| 27/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Local 560 Members, I’m told that David Agnew e-mailed copies of the College Employer Council’s latest communique to all striking Seneca faculty. I’d like to take a moment to respond to it, providing some significant context for its claims.  Since the Employer’s position is virtually unchanged since August, it’s unsurprising that the latest message […]

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Whose Plan is Better for Partial Load?

Whose Plan is Better for Partial Load?

| 11/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Currently, over 80% of the teaching done in Ontario colleges is being done by contract faculty: part-time, partial-load, and sessional faculty combined.  On September 14, partial-load faculty face a choice about what kind of a system is better for them and their students.  Your union represents all partial-load and full-time faculty, and is engaged in […]

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What’s Wrong with the Employer’s Offer

What’s Wrong with the Employer’s Offer

| 21/08/2017 | 0 Comments

August 21, 2017 Dear Faculty Members: As you may already know, on August 8, the College Employer Council, which represents all 24 of Ontario’s colleges in bargaining, made a settlement offer to cut short the current round of collective bargaining for partial-load and full-time faculty. This premature offer ignores all faculty proposals to address fairness […]

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Quick Notes on Strike Vote from Local 560

Quick Notes on Strike Vote from Local 560

| 04/08/2017

Dear Local 560 members, I hope that your summer is going well. In light of our bargaining team’s latest, fifth newsletter yesterday, and the team’s request for a Strike Authorization Vote, I wanted to offer a quick update about bargaining. As you know, bargaining between OPSEU and the College Employer Council is underway. Representing faculty […]

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Seneca Executive Compensation Feedback

Seneca Executive Compensation Feedback

| 24/01/2017

As you may know, the Province has introduced a new framework for determining executive pay at Ontario’s Colleges. In response, the Seneca College Board of Governors has developed compensation guidelines for Seneca Senior adminstrators, located at: http://www.senecacollege.ca/about/consultation-program/index.html. This proposal would give the Seneca College President a maximum salary of $494,000, and Vice-Presidents a maximum salary […]

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