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MPP grills Liberals over contract faculty in colleges

MPP grills Liberals over contract faculty in colleges

| 20/09/2017 | 0 Comments

London West MPP Peggy Sattler put Liberal cabinet ministers on the spot Wednesday when she asked about government plans to help improve job security and bring in “equal pay for equal work” for contract faculty in Ontario’s public colleges. Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews and Labour Minister Kevin Flynn were noncommittal but thoughtful in their […]

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York University Unions support Ontario College Faculty

York University Unions support Ontario College Faculty

| 20/09/2017 | 0 Comments

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2017 /CNW/ – The Cross-Campus Alliance at York University sends its solidarity to the 12,000 members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)’s College Academic Division who are currently in bargaining with their employer, College Employer Council.  Over the past two decades, we have witnessed a rise in the number of […]

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Union to MPPs: Support ‘better plan’ for Ontario’s colleges

Union to MPPs: Support ‘better plan’ for Ontario’s colleges

| 20/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Toronto – Unionized college faculty from across Ontario are at Queen’s Park today to ask MPPs to support their “better plan” for the province’s 24 public colleges. “Ontario’s colleges are at a critical juncture,” said JP Hornick, chair of the college faculty bargaining team for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). “We are increasingly working […]

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19-09 UPDATE: PT & Sessional Vote to Unionize

19-09 UPDATE: PT & Sessional Vote to Unionize

| 19/09/2017 | 0 Comments

A quick update: Voting schedule: begins on October 2nd  lasts approximately two weeks. We don’t have the specific times and dates yet as these are  determined by the Ontario Labour Relations Board The employer’s voters list has 14,237 people on it will include 7778 new names, which were hired after the date of filing (June […]

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Whose Plan is Better for Partial Load?

Whose Plan is Better for Partial Load?

| 11/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Currently, over 80% of the teaching done in Ontario colleges is being done by contract faculty: part-time, partial-load, and sessional faculty combined.  On September 14, partial-load faculty face a choice about what kind of a system is better for them and their students.  Your union represents all partial-load and full-time faculty, and is engaged in […]

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Petition to improve the learning and teaching environment of Ontario’s public colleges

Petition to improve the learning and teaching environment of Ontario’s public colleges

| 03/09/2017 | 0 Comments

TO the Legislative Assembly of Ontario WHEREAS Ontario’s public colleges, which educate over 500,000 full- and part-time students annually, are a fundamental part of high-quality education and a growing economy; AND WHEREAS our colleges face major challenges because of government underfunding and poor decisions by college administrators; AND WHEREAS the exclusion of faculty from academic decision-making, […]

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Letter from a Partial Load Professor

Letter from a Partial Load Professor

| 15/08/2017 | 0 Comments

Dear CAAT-A faculty members: I know that many of you have waited quite some time for an increase in your salaries. After the proposal by the College Presidents this past winter to the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development requesting a hefty increase to their salaries, I know that many of you deserve an […]

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Student success depends on faculty support

Student success depends on faculty support

| 19/07/2017

For students to succeed, they need the support of faculty who are given enough time and stability to develop curriculum, teach courses, provide out-of-class support, and use what they learn in one term to improve the course for the next. Sadly, the share of faculty who are in full-time positions and able to provide that […]

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Contract Faculty Union Vote in October

Contract Faculty Union Vote in October

| 17/07/2017

The Labour Board has decided that the representation vote for part-time and sessional faculty will begin on October 2, 2017. For contract faculty, this will be an incredible opportunity to radically improve their working conditions. OPSEU will be sending an email to contract faculty shortly, informing them of the upcoming vote. OPSEU will be updating […]

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Public colleges should be publicly funded

Public colleges should be publicly funded

| 12/07/2017

Ontario’s public colleges play a crucial role in supporting economic growth and educating students for the jobs of tomorrow. Sadly, however, years of government under-funding have created a situation where Ontario’s public colleges now receive the least per-student funding of any province. This is pushing colleges into questionable ventures with private colleges, corporations, and overseas […]

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Contract faculty will vote to unionize.

Contract faculty will vote to unionize.

| 27/06/2017

Contract faculty working at all 24 of Ontario’s public colleges will soon have a chance to vote to unionize,  starting October 2 (updated date) The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) filed an application on 23 June 2017 to become the bargaining agent for faculty members who teach part-time and sessionals. Read more here.

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OPSEU Part-Time/Sessional Unionizing Drive

OPSEU Part-Time/Sessional Unionizing Drive

| 19/06/2017

OPSEU Part-Time/Sessional Unionizing Drive Over one third of Seneca Faculty are Part-Time or Sessional That means that over one-third of our colleagues… …never get a vacation or sick day …get paid less per hour than Partial-Load and Full-Time faculty, for doing the same work …have no right to be considered as internal candidates when FT […]

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Faculty Member Facing HRTO Complaint over Accommodations

Faculty Member Facing HRTO Complaint over Accommodations

| 19/06/2017

Faculty Member Facing HRTO Complaint over Accommodations There are none who are more committed to students’ access to quality education than our members. Yet, as a cautionary tale we sadly recount the circumstances that find one of our number answering to a discrimination charge before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario (HTRO).  If nothing else, […]

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College Denies that Accommodating Special Needs Students Requires Additional SWF Time

College Denies that Accommodating Special Needs Students Requires Additional SWF Time

| 18/06/2017

College Denies that Accommodating Special Needs Students Requires Additional SWF Time Recent Ontario legislation and guidelines from the Ontario Human Rights Commission underscore the legal importance of accommodating students with special needs. For this reason, it was shocking and disturbing to hear the College formally deny that students with special needs had, in fact, special […]

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Which Policy Has Hurt Seneca’s Academic Quality the Most?

Which Policy Has Hurt Seneca’s Academic Quality the Most?

| 18/06/2017

Academic Quality Survey Which Policy Has Hurt Seneca’s Academic Quality the Most?

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