local560

rss feed

local560's Latest Posts

Thursday Rally – 19 October 2017

Thursday Rally – 19 October 2017

| 17/10/2017 | 0 Comments

  THURSDAY: all members go to York Campus ☑ YORK CAMPUS SOLIDARITY RALLY ☑ SUPPORT STRIKING ONTARIO COLLEGE FACULTY ☑ THURSDAY 19 October, 12:00-2:00 pm York University, Keele Campus   All other picket lines are suspended on Thursday. Local 560 Members: meet at S@Y picket line ( 70 The Pond Road ) around 11:00 am […]

Continue Reading

Union Bargaining Team Tables Final Settlement Offer to Employer

Union Bargaining Team Tables Final Settlement Offer to Employer

| 14/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Union’s Offer for Settlement as of 14 October 2017

Continue Reading

College faculty table final offer in a bid to avert strike

College faculty table final offer in a bid to avert strike

| 14/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Toronto – The union bargaining team for Ontario public college faculty has tabled its final offer to the College Employer Council in a bid to avert a strike at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The union offer is built around three critical proposals to improve education quality for students and treat faculty fairly: a 50:50 ratio of […]

Continue Reading

The path to a fair settlement: faculty table final offer to avert strike

The path to a fair settlement: faculty table final offer to avert strike

| 14/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Three critical issues remain – 50:50 ratio of full-time to contract faculty; job security for partial-load faculty; and academic freedom.   In a bid to avert a strike, the college faculty bargaining team has tabled its final offer to the College Employer Council. We made substantive changes to our offer in direct response to the Council’s stated concerns about […]

Continue Reading

Colleges publish more misinformation and double-speak

Colleges publish more misinformation and double-speak

| 12/10/2017 | 0 Comments

With their latest bulletin, the College Employer Council is once again misleading college faculty, students, and the Ontario public. They say their final offer will create full-time positions and increase faculty autonomy. In fact, it will do exactly the opposite. [ continue reading ]  

Continue Reading

College Council Walks Away from the Table

College Council Walks Away from the Table

| 11/10/2017 | 0 Comments

The faculty bargaining team is committed to staying at the table right up until the strike deadline. Council, however, has walked away from the table, and now claims that their offer was their final offer. By setting a strike deadline, we are giving a clear message to the employer that we expect a fair deal […]

Continue Reading

College faculty set October 16 strike deadline

College faculty set October 16 strike deadline

| 10/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Toronto – College faculty represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) have set a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. October 16 in contract talks with their employer, the College Employer Council. “Today was another frustrating day of bargaining, during which our employer once again refused to consider key faculty issues. They have walked […]

Continue Reading

Faculty team proposes new bargaining dates

Faculty team proposes new bargaining dates

| 05/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Dear faculty, On September 28, the College Employer Council rejected, with very little discussion, our most recent comprehensive offer of settlement. We encourage you to review this offer at collegefaculty.org.  The next day, on September 29, the conciliator/mediator suggested that both parties “stand down” to take a break from the bargaining process and to allow […]

Continue Reading

Part-Time / Sessional Faculty:<br /> Where You Can Vote to Unionize

Part-Time / Sessional Faculty:
Where You Can Vote to Unionize

| 28/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Part-Time and Sessional Faculty Vote To Unionize.  Vote “Yes” at: College Campus Date Time Room Seneca Newnham Campus. 1750 Finch Ave E, Toronto Monday, Oct 2nd 12 pm (noon)-4pm and 5:30pm-7:30pm Lobby – Building B (next to Fashion Boutique) Seneca Peterborough Aviation. 925-580 Airport Rd, Peterborough Tuesday, Oct 10th 12:30pm-1:30pm Boardroom, 2nd floor Seneca Newmarket […]

Continue Reading

Get Out The Vote for Part-Time and Sessional Faculty Colleagues

Get Out The Vote for Part-Time and Sessional Faculty Colleagues

| 28/09/2017 | 0 Comments

From October 2 to 13, part-time and sessional faculty at all 24 public colleges will be voting to join our union at locations across the province. This is an incredible opportunity for our part-time and sessional faculty colleagues to vote for equal pay for equal work, access to benefits, more full-time opportunities, and job security. […]

Continue Reading

Legal strike or lockout date set for October 15

Legal strike or lockout date set for October 15

| 28/09/2017 | 0 Comments

TORONTO – The conciliator in contract negotiations between Ontario’s public colleges and their unionized faculty has confirmed October 15 at 12:01 a.m. as the time a legal strike or lockout could begin at all 24 public colleges in the province. The conciliator issued the date after faculty represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union […]

Continue Reading

This is no ordinary round of bargaining

This is no ordinary round of bargaining

| 28/09/2017 | 0 Comments

The current round of collective bargaining between the College Employer Council and your college faculty bargaining team is no ordinary round. In the colleges’ current governance structure, college administrators see faculty as employees only, not as colleagues whose voice in setting the academic direction of colleges is fundamentally important to student success. When it comes […]

Continue Reading

Union’s Comprehensive Offer

Union’s Comprehensive Offer

| 27/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Union’s Comprehensive Offer for Settlement – September 27, 2017 College Council has an opportunity to bring their offer to faculty directly for a vote, after it has been presented to our team and rejected. If Council believes this to be the best settlement offer they can make to faculty, they just need to ask the OLRB […]

Continue Reading

PT / SESS Unionization Q&A

PT / SESS Unionization Q&A

| 26/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Part Time and Sessional — Vote YES to unionize. You are seeing how important it is for FT and PL to be unionized; now it is your turn to be heard.  While you are waiting to vote, check out the Q&A  

Continue Reading

State of Bargaining with the Colleges

State of Bargaining with the Colleges

| 26/09/2017 | 0 Comments

tl;dr – Colleges still stonewalling. Jump to 15:40 and watch. #aBetterPlan #fairness4CF

Continue Reading