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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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Well Said North Bay Students!  We Need a NEGOTIATED Settlement

Well Said North Bay Students! We Need a NEGOTIATED Settlement

| 09/11/2017

North Bay Students Protest With Faculty at MPP’s Office

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Students: This Friday, Join Seneca Faculty on the Picket Line!

Students: This Friday, Join Seneca Faculty on the Picket Line!

Seneca students — Join Seneca faculty on the picket line! Come out on Friday November 10th at any time between noon and 2:00 pm to say hi, chat with profs, and ask questions. We will be at the following locations on Friday: Newnham Campus: 1750 Finch Ave E, North York Seneca at York Campus: 70 The Pond […]

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Two sides to the strike?

Two sides to the strike?

| 31/10/2017 | 0 Comments

There really are two sides to this strike.  Have a listen and see whose side you think is reasonable.

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This strike produced, scripted, and choreographed by …

This strike produced, scripted, and choreographed by …

| 30/10/2017 | 0 Comments

This strike has been produced, scripted, orchestrated and choreographed by the employer – which is the Government of Ontario through an allegedly arm’s length institution called the College Employer Council. This body has refused even to entertain discussion of matters of “academic freedom,” “employee equity,” “college governance” and the quality of education. It prefers to […]

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Ontario colleges are on strike: Letter to the Editor

Ontario colleges are on strike: Letter to the Editor

[ in response to the story of October 18, published in The Excalibur. ] As a York grad twice over (BA, Glendon, 1967 & MA, Political Science, 1982), I was pleased to read your excellent front-page reporting of the current college strike. Having been an active member of OPSEU Local 560 since college teachers first organized […]

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An update on the Ontario Colleges strike from OPSEU 560 President, Jonathan Singer

An update on the Ontario Colleges strike from OPSEU 560 President, Jonathan Singer

| 30/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Seneca students and supporters, In light of President David Agnew’s email to students last week, I wanted to take a moment to reach out. As we enter the third week of the college faculty strike, let me start by saying how deeply I regret that we are currently on strike.  Strikes are always incredibly […]

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Stand With Us – Why full-time matters

Stand With Us – Why full-time matters

| 28/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Local 657 says it well.

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