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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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