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What Your Colleagues Are Saying

What Your Colleagues Are Saying

| 13/11/2017

If you haven’t read the details of the offer set for the vote next week, you owe it to yourself to do so.  You can find copies of both sides’ offer, plus a comparison of the two at the College Faculty website. But this week, you’re not being asked to vote on which offer you […]

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Vote NO and REJECT the Collleges’ Offer

Vote NO and REJECT the Collleges’ Offer

| 10/11/2017

The contract offer put forward by the College Employer Council on November 6 is a bad one for faculty – and the students we teach. It entrenches inequity and takes us backwards on academic freedom. Here’s why all faculty should vote NO: This offer allows the colleges to continue to expand the pool of contract […]

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8 Serious Problems with the CEC’s Forced Vote Offer

8 Serious Problems with the CEC’s Forced Vote Offer

| 10/11/2017

Management’s offer contains serious concessions that would: Allow the Council to avoid applying Bill 148’s equal pay for equal work provisions to partial-load. Gut Article 2 and impair the ability of the union to create more full-time positions. Weaken workload protections to allow for unlimited overtime and unlimited teaching weeks. Allow management to narrow the […]

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How Does Precarious Work For Faculty Affect Students?  Research shows…

How Does Precarious Work For Faculty Affect Students? Research shows…

| 10/11/2017

What are the consequences of the colleges’ over-reliance on contract faculty? Harrington and Schibik (2001) found that as first-year students took more courses with contract faculty as opposed to full-time faculty in their first term, the likelihood of them returning for a second term reduced. Eagan and Jaeger (2008) found that the higher the proportion […]

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College presidents must move off destructive path

College presidents must move off destructive path

| 09/11/2017

The 24 college presidents who are prolonging a strike by 12,000 faculty must “move off the destructive path they are on” and start caring about the well-being of students and the faculty who teach them, the President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) says. “Any fair-minded person watching the faculty strike right now […]

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Well Said North Bay Students!  We Need a NEGOTIATED Settlement

Well Said North Bay Students! We Need a NEGOTIATED Settlement

| 09/11/2017

North Bay Students Protest With Faculty at MPP’s Office

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CEC, get back to the table

CEC, get back to the table

| 08/11/2017

OPSEU isn’t bargaining in the press, CEC, you are being hypocritical, disingenuous, and cynical.  Get back to the table, CEC.  

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Union team calls on faculty to reject colleges’ offer

Union team calls on faculty to reject colleges’ offer

| 07/11/2017 | 0 Comments

The union for striking Ontario college faculty is calling on its members to reject the colleges’ latest “take it or leave it” offer.   “Yesterday, after the College Employer Council pulled the plug on negotiations and called for a vote on their latest offer, the faculty bargaining team put forward a new proposal aimed at […]

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Council has called for a forced vote

Council has called for a forced vote

| 06/11/2017 | 0 Comments

On November 1, Day 17 of the strike, the College Employer Council (CEC) finally announced that they were prepared to return to the bargaining table. While this was welcome news at the time, their actions since returning indicate that this was clearly a publicity stunt.    Today, November 6, instead of negotiating a fair settlement […]

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OPSEU Local 560 Mourns Passing of Professor Jordan ANASTASIADE

OPSEU Local 560 Mourns Passing of Professor Jordan ANASTASIADE

| 03/11/2017 | 0 Comments

Member and colleague, Jordan Victor ANASTASIADE, Professor at Seneca College, School of Computer Science, passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital in London on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. A loving and beloved husband, brother, and uncle, Jordan had a complex and unique personality that touched, in a gentle but profound way, the lives of those who […]

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Member Blogs

Member Blogs

| 02/11/2017 | 0 Comments

Check out our member blogs and posts at blogs.opseu560.org

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College faculty ready to bargain as employer returns to table

College faculty ready to bargain as employer returns to table

| 02/11/2017 | 0 Comments

The union bargaining team for Ontario public college faculty is interested in what the College Employer Council has to say and ready to bargain when contract talks resume tomorrow, team chair JP Hornick says. “College faculty are taking a stand for a better college education system,” she said. “We are ready, as we have been […]

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Two sides to the strike?

Two sides to the strike?

| 31/10/2017 | 0 Comments

There really are two sides to this strike.  Have a listen and see whose side you think is reasonable.

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This strike produced, scripted, and choreographed by …

This strike produced, scripted, and choreographed by …

| 30/10/2017 | 0 Comments

This strike has been produced, scripted, orchestrated and choreographed by the employer – which is the Government of Ontario through an allegedly arm’s length institution called the College Employer Council. This body has refused even to entertain discussion of matters of “academic freedom,” “employee equity,” “college governance” and the quality of education. It prefers to […]

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Stand With Us – Why full-time matters

Stand With Us – Why full-time matters

| 28/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Local 657 says it well.

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