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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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Thursday Rally – 19 October 2017

Thursday Rally – 19 October 2017

| 17/10/2017 | 0 Comments

  THURSDAY: all members go to York Campus ☑ YORK CAMPUS SOLIDARITY RALLY ☑ SUPPORT STRIKING ONTARIO COLLEGE FACULTY ☑ THURSDAY 19 October, 12:00-2:00 pm York University, Keele Campus   All other picket lines are suspended on Thursday. Local 560 Members: meet at S@Y picket line ( 70 The Pond Road ) around 11:00 am […]

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Colleges publish more misinformation and double-speak

Colleges publish more misinformation and double-speak

| 12/10/2017 | 0 Comments

With their latest bulletin, the College Employer Council is once again misleading college faculty, students, and the Ontario public. They say their final offer will create full-time positions and increase faculty autonomy. In fact, it will do exactly the opposite. [ continue reading ]  

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Faculty team proposes new bargaining dates

Faculty team proposes new bargaining dates

| 05/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Dear faculty, On September 28, the College Employer Council rejected, with very little discussion, our most recent comprehensive offer of settlement. We encourage you to review this offer at collegefaculty.org.  The next day, on September 29, the conciliator/mediator suggested that both parties “stand down” to take a break from the bargaining process and to allow […]

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Updated Bargaining & Strike/Lockout Q&A

Updated Bargaining & Strike/Lockout Q&A

| 08/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Are you wondering what a “yes” strike vote means?  or when a lockout can happen? or what happens to bargaining after the strike vote? Get these questions and some of your questions answered in our updated Bargaining 2017 Q&A.  

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General Membership Meeting – 12 September 2017

| 05/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Pre-Strike Authorization Membership Meeting Agenda: Bargaining Team Chair presentation Strike Pay discussion Budget Resolution: Solidarity/Mobilization Proposed Budget Amendment [ continue reading ]

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What’s Wrong with the Employer’s Offer

What’s Wrong with the Employer’s Offer

| 21/08/2017 | 0 Comments

August 21, 2017 Dear Faculty Members: As you may already know, on August 8, the College Employer Council, which represents all 24 of Ontario’s colleges in bargaining, made a settlement offer to cut short the current round of collective bargaining for partial-load and full-time faculty. This premature offer ignores all faculty proposals to address fairness […]

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Quick Notes on Strike Vote from Local 560

Quick Notes on Strike Vote from Local 560

| 04/08/2017

Dear Local 560 members, I hope that your summer is going well. In light of our bargaining team’s latest, fifth newsletter yesterday, and the team’s request for a Strike Authorization Vote, I wanted to offer a quick update about bargaining. As you know, bargaining between OPSEU and the College Employer Council is underway. Representing faculty […]

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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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New Stewards Elected for SEL & SOM

New Stewards Elected for SEL & SOM

| 06/07/2017

Thankyou and welcome to our new stewards at S@Y: Prof. T. Abbott representing the School of Media (SOM). Prof. A. Ainsworth representing the School of English and Liberal Studies & Liberal Arts University Transfer (SEL & LAT)

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Weekend Educational 23.09-24.09

| 28/06/2017

Region 5 Weekend Educational Date: September 23-24 2017 Application Deadline: 4:00 p.m. July 11, 2017 LOCATION: Courtyard by Marriott Downtown Toronto 475 Yonge Street, Toronto, ON    M4Y 1X7 Tel: Toll-free 1-800-847-5075 or 416-924-0611 Sat., Sept. 23, 2017              9:00 am – 5:00 pm (approx.) Sun., Sept. 24, 2017             9:00 am – 4:00 pm (approx.) […]

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