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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 […]

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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

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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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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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Major Concessions: the top three problems with Council’s offer

Major Concessions: the top three problems with Council’s offer

| 13/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Over the past several months, faculty met, discussed, and voted on 16 demands that would improve the quality and fairness of the college system in Ontario. The College Employer Council has ignored every single one of our proposals. Their offer extends concessions from the previous collective agreement and worsens our working conditions. Ever wonder why […]

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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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Which Plan Will Make Our College Better?

Which Plan Will Make Our College Better?

| 11/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Academic freedom, fair treatment of contract faculty, intellectual property, union representation, improved treatment of librarians and counsellors,  and more; ten important issues which management refuses to talk about,  much less bargain in good faith regarding. Read what management is not telling you.  [ Continue Reading Here ]

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College faculty strike vote set for September 14

College faculty strike vote set for September 14

| 29/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Media outlets reported last week on the upcoming strike vote at Ontario colleges. OPSEU sets Sept. 14 strike vote for Ontario college teachers, instructors College teachers and other faculty at Ontario’s 24 colleges will hold a strike vote on September 14. Today is the last scheduled day of talks before the start of the school […]

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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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