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No Temporary Solution: Ontario’s shifting college and university workforce

No Temporary Solution: Ontario’s shifting college and university workforce

| 08/02/2018

Author(s): Erika Shaker, Robin Shaban February 8, 2018 While post-secondary institutions are places of learning, they also employ thousands of people across a broad spectrum of job classifications. This report explores the extent to which workers in Canada’s post-secondary institutions are experiencing precarity.   Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives report

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Academic Freedom and Precarious Work in Ontario Colleges

Academic Freedom and Precarious Work in Ontario Colleges

| 08/02/2018

By Jack Wilson, Algonquin College [originally published in the CALL Ontario newsletter]   On September 14, Ontario college faculty provided a strong strike mandate to their bargaining team coincidental with the 50th anniversary of the community college system. Faculty provided an even stronger mandate to the bargaining team on November 16 when they rejected the […]

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The Tremendous Strength of Collective Action, and the Importance of Solidarity – notes from UofM

The Tremendous Strength of Collective Action, and the Importance of Solidarity – notes from UofM

| 01/02/2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers, We are very happy to share our news that the Manitoba Labour Board has rules in favour of UMFA [University of Manitoba Faculty Association] in its Unfair Labour Practice filed against the University of Manitoba in connection with the 3 week strike in 2016. In our 2016 round of negotiations the […]

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College Faculty: Update from your bargaining team – Issue #3

College Faculty: Update from your bargaining team – Issue #3

| 20/12/2017

  Arbitrator awards union language on academic freedom; previously agreed-to items included in award   Just over a month after the province legislated striking faculty back to work, we have a new collective agreement.   In an award issued Wednesday, December 20, arbitrator William Kaplan set out the terms of a four-year contract that will […]

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Bargaining Update from Local 560 President Jonathan Singer

Bargaining Update from Local 560 President Jonathan Singer

| 20/12/2017

Fellow OPSEU 560 members, re: Kaplan Award When the College Employer Council could not break our solidarity, the provincial government legislated us back to work.  On December 20, Arbitrator William Kaplan released an Award that shapes our Collective Agreement for the next four years. By standing united, we have beaten back the College Employer Council’s […]

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Kaplan Award Released

Kaplan Award Released

| 20/12/2017

The Kaplan arbitration award, following the return to work legislation that ended the CAAT-A strike in November 2017, has been released.  Read it HERE.

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Recipient of the Canada 150 Citizenship Award for Thought Leadership

Recipient of the Canada 150 Citizenship Award for Thought Leadership

| 06/12/2017

  Howard A. Doughty has been a post-secondary teacher for 48 years at Seneca College, where he is also a union steward, and has been an Adjunct Professor at the College of International Studies and at Hawai’i Pacific University in Honolulu. Among his many accomplishments, Howard has published over 400 articles in peer-reviewed journals and […]

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Faculty stand with students

Faculty stand with students

| 19/11/2017

We understand that the last five weeks have been very difficult for you, as they have been for us. Rest assured: we would have preferred to be in class with you. We are glad to be back working with you again. We are committed to your success. We will do what is required to save […]

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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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Local 613 Has a Few Words for the Goverment When it Comes to Their Students

Local 613 Has a Few Words for the Goverment When it Comes to Their Students

| 17/11/2017

November 17, 2017 Subject: Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Labour Dispute Resolution Act, 2017 Dear MPP, As faculty at L613, Sault College, we met today to discuss the upcoming Back-to-Work Legislation being debated in the legislature this afternoon. As there were a number of concerns raised that are immediate in nature, we bring them […]

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We REJECT the Forced Offer, Go Back to the Table, but the CEC REFUSES TO NEGOTIATE

We REJECT the Forced Offer, Go Back to the Table, but the CEC REFUSES TO NEGOTIATE

| 17/11/2017

We unequivocally reject the offer. We return to the bargaining table. The CEC still refuses to negotiate a settlement. The Ontario government threatens Back-To-Work legislation. Even if the legislation passes, nothing prevents us from negotiating a new collective agreement, except that the CEC continues to refuse to do so. SHAME on the CEC, and on […]

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Local 556 Responds to George Brown President’s Email

Local 556 Responds to George Brown President’s Email

| 16/11/2017

Anne, In your memo to us this afternoon your suggestion appears to be that we don’t appreciate several key things in this dispute: Our role in our students’ learning, the impact of this strike on students, and the intent of the CEC in bargaining.  I am truly surprised at your underestimation of those of us who […]

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Open Letter to Seneca President David Agnew

Open Letter to Seneca President David Agnew

Dear Mr. Agnew: I would like to remind you, with regard to the recent negotiations, that it was the College Employer Council that walked out, not the Union. And it did so twice. Now, I too was optimistic when the two sides resumed talks a little over a week ago. As usual, however, I was […]

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Flying Picket

Flying Picket

| 15/11/2017

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 10:00 A.M. LOCATION: 505 University Ave (muster on the sidewalk) Tomorrow morning, at 10:30 A.M., the results of the forced offer vote will be announced. We have been invited to bring 40 of our members to a mini rally in front of the OLRB. Unfortunately, we have been asked to bring […]

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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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