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College Faculty: Update from your bargaining team – Issue #2

College Faculty: Update from your bargaining team – Issue #2

| 02/12/2017

  Mediation set for mid-December Arbitrator William Kaplan has set out his schedule for trying to arrive at a new collective agreement for Ontario college faculty through mediation. Beginning December 12, both the College Employer Council and OPSEU will file mediation briefs to give the arbitrator background information on the issues in dispute. Kaplan, an […]

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College Faculty: Update from your bargaining team – Issue #1

College Faculty: Update from your bargaining team – Issue #1

| 24/11/2017

  Solidarity has set us up for success! Strike action is a profound experience of solidarity. I know we will all remember our time on the picket line with colleagues, students, allies and family for the rest of our lives. We know firsthand what it means to take part in a province-wide work action, and […]

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On The Line #6: The social movement continues

On The Line #6: The social movement continues

| 19/11/2017

As you know, the government announced on Thursday that they are legislating college faculty back to work. The union did not agree to back to work legislation, it was imposed by government. College faculty will return to work next week, although we will not know the exact date until back to work legislation passes. We believe they will […]

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Picketing Cancelled on 17/11/17

Picketing Cancelled on 17/11/17

| 16/11/2017

Local 560 Picketing has been cancelled for Friday 17/11/17. Members can pick up their personal items from the trailers / picket sites on Friday. All picketers will receive strike pay for Friday.

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Disband College Employer Council

Disband College Employer Council

| 16/11/2017

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is calling on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to disband the College Employer Council, the “private club” that represents 24 public colleges in collective bargaining. “Today, after college faculty overwhelmingly rejected Council’s latest contract offer, we hoped real negotiations would ensue,” said JP Hornick, chair of the OPSEU college […]

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Back To Work Legislation Pending

Back To Work Legislation Pending

| 16/11/2017

Back to work legislation reportedly to be tabled Friday 17/11. Debate on legislation to continue over the weekend. OPSEU Presient Smokey Thomas predicts faculty will return to work Monday. Friday 17/11 last scheduled day of picketing.

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Faculty REJECT forced vote Offer:  CEC, Negotiate NOW!

Faculty REJECT forced vote Offer: CEC, Negotiate NOW!

| 16/11/2017

College faculty from across the province have voted to REJECT the College Employer Council’s latest offer, an offer which would have damaged academic quality and staffing at Ontario’s colleges, including at Seneca. We hope that the CEC will now be willing to return to the bargaining table, which is what the OPSEU faculty bargaining team […]

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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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“Vote To REJECT”- Local 560 Membership Meeting 14 November

“Vote To REJECT”- Local 560 Membership Meeting 14 November

| 14/11/2017

Did you miss the membership meeting? Here is what you missed.

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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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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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Students: This Friday, Join Seneca Faculty on the Picket Line!

Students: This Friday, Join Seneca Faculty on the Picket Line!

Seneca students — Join Seneca faculty on the picket line! Come out on Friday November 10th at any time between noon and 2:00 pm to say hi, chat with profs, and ask questions. We will be at the following locations on Friday: Newnham Campus: 1750 Finch Ave E, North York Seneca at York Campus: 70 The Pond […]

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