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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 ]  

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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Setting the Agenda and Educating Queen’s Park

Setting the Agenda and Educating Queen’s Park

| 22/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Faculty educate MPPs, media at Queen’s Park lobby day  College faculty are setting the agenda in this round of collective bargaining. Thirty-one faculty members from across the province were at Queen’s Park Wednesday to educate MPPs about two of the critically important issues the union has put on the table: education quality, and fairness for […]

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Colleges still refusing to discuss faculty issues

Colleges still refusing to discuss faculty issues

| 22/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Following the strong strike vote by college faculty last week, your union bargaining team returned to the table this week ready to bargain in good faith and move negotiations forward to a fair settlement. Unfortunately, the College Employer Council continued their refusal to engage in meaningful discussions. We hoped that our successful lobby day at […]

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College faculty request “no-board” report

College faculty request “no-board” report

| 21/09/2017 | 0 Comments

College faculty request “no-board” report in contract talks TORONTO – The union bargaining team for 12,000 Ontario college faculty has asked the conciliator in its negotiations with the College Employer Council to issue a “no-board” report, a move that will put the parties in a legal strike or lockout position by mid-October. Under the Colleges Collective […]

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Call Your MPP

Call Your MPP

| 15/09/2017 | 0 Comments

It’s time to increase the pressure Yesterday’s strike vote sent a clear message to the College Employer Council that they need to address faculty issues. Across the province, 68 per cent of college faculty who cast ballots voted to entrust their bargaining team with the power to call a strike if necessary. Going on strike […]

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College faculty strike vote sets table for talks

College faculty strike vote sets table for talks

| 14/09/2017 | 0 Comments

TORONTO – The bargaining team for faculty at Ontario’s 24 public colleges has received a strike mandate from its members, setting the table for collective bargaining that is scheduled to resume next week. Sixty-eight per cent of college faculty represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) entrusted their elected team with the ability […]

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September 14: The time is now

September 14: The time is now

| 13/09/2017 | 0 Comments

[ tl;dr – Vote Yes. A strong strike vote doesn’t mean we’re going on strike, it strongly encourage employers to bargain.  ]   College faculty want a better college system – a strong strike vote gives us the power to get it   Fifty years after its founding, Ontario’s college system is broken. It is underfunded. […]

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Two visions for a system in crisis; which one do you want?

Two visions for a system in crisis; which one do you want?

| 25/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Which college system do you want? In early August, after college management refused to deal with any of the core issues raised by faculty, our bargaining team called for a strike vote in September. That vote has been scheduled for September 14, and will give faculty the opportunity to vote “YES” and send a clear […]

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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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