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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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Part-Time / Sessional Faculty:<br /> Where You Can Vote to Unionize

Part-Time / Sessional Faculty:
Where You Can Vote to Unionize

| 28/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Part-Time and Sessional Faculty Vote To Unionize.  Vote “Yes” at: College Campus Date Time Room Seneca Newnham Campus. 1750 Finch Ave E, Toronto Monday, Oct 2nd 12 pm (noon)-4pm and 5:30pm-7:30pm Lobby – Building B (next to Fashion Boutique) Seneca Peterborough Aviation. 925-580 Airport Rd, Peterborough Tuesday, Oct 10th 12:30pm-1:30pm Boardroom, 2nd floor Seneca Newmarket […]

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Get Out The Vote for Part-Time and Sessional Faculty Colleagues

Get Out The Vote for Part-Time and Sessional Faculty Colleagues

| 28/09/2017 | 0 Comments

From October 2 to 13, part-time and sessional faculty at all 24 public colleges will be voting to join our union at locations across the province. This is an incredible opportunity for our part-time and sessional faculty colleagues to vote for equal pay for equal work, access to benefits, more full-time opportunities, and job security. […]

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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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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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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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