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OPSEU files charter challenge to defend right to strike

OPSEU files charter challenge to defend right to strike

| 23/01/2018

 The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) filed a charter challenge today regarding the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Labour Dispute Resolution Act, also known as Bill 178. The union maintains this Act, which forced an end to the college faculty strike in November 2017, violates the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. OPSEU […]

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Ontario College Part-Time Support Staff Now Unionized

Ontario College Part-Time Support Staff Now Unionized

| 10/01/2018

Victory for precarious workers:  Thousands of college part-time support staff join OPSEU after mammoth organizing drive   Toronto – The largest union organizing drive in Canadian history has resulted in roughly 20,000 college part-time support staff voting to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).   An historic vote count at the Ontario Labour Relations Board […]

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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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Ballots cast in 2016 by Part Time Support Staff to finally be counted

Ballots cast in 2016 by Part Time Support Staff to finally be counted

| 18/12/2017

Dear friends,   I’m writing to you today with some great news: our union has won a huge victory on behalf of thousands of part-time support staff working in Ontario’s 24 public colleges.   In a ruling late last week, the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) announced that the ballots cast by thousands of part-timers […]

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The LOCAL- What Constitutes New Work or Overtime?

The LOCAL- What Constitutes New Work or Overtime?

| 10/12/2017

Read the latest issue of our newsletter THE LOCAL                        

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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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College Faculty: Update from your bargaining team – Issue #2

College Faculty: Update from your bargaining team – Issue #2

| 02/12/2017

  Mediation set for mid-December Arbitrator William Kaplan has set out his schedule for trying to arrive at a new collective agreement for Ontario college faculty through mediation. Beginning December 12, both the College Employer Council and OPSEU will file mediation briefs to give the arbitrator background information on the issues in dispute. Kaplan, an […]

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College Faculty: Update from your bargaining team – Issue #1

College Faculty: Update from your bargaining team – Issue #1

| 24/11/2017

  Solidarity has set us up for success! Strike action is a profound experience of solidarity. I know we will all remember our time on the picket line with colleagues, students, allies and family for the rest of our lives. We know firsthand what it means to take part in a province-wide work action, and […]

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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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“Vote To REJECT”- Local 560 Membership Meeting 14 November

“Vote To REJECT”- Local 560 Membership Meeting 14 November

| 14/11/2017

Did you miss the membership meeting? Here is what you missed.

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OPSEU Local 560 Mourns Passing of Professor Jordan ANASTASIADE

OPSEU Local 560 Mourns Passing of Professor Jordan ANASTASIADE

| 03/11/2017 | 0 Comments

Member and colleague, Jordan Victor ANASTASIADE, Professor at Seneca College, School of Computer Science, passed away peacefully at Victoria Hospital in London on Tuesday, October 31, 2017. A loving and beloved husband, brother, and uncle, Jordan had a complex and unique personality that touched, in a gentle but profound way, the lives of those who […]

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Member Blogs

Member Blogs

| 02/11/2017 | 0 Comments

Check out our member blogs and posts at blogs.opseu560.org

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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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