We Want A Negotiated Settlement!



The Strike Has Been Ended By Legislation:

  • the previous Collective Agreement remains in effect pending arbitration
  • this includes Article 11 Workload Protections still being in effect

Management has Monday Meetings Scheduled:

  • ask your manager
    • if meetings are assigned work or voluntary
    • if Partial Load faculty will be compensated for attending
    • if attendance counts towards SWF’ed time for Full Time faculty
  • meetings should include discussion of (i.e. bring these things up in the meeting):
    • requests for written directions of managers’ expectations of your workload
    • requests for written directions that specify the time that this expected to take
    • revised SWF’s for Full Time faculty, compensation for Partial Load faculty, to reflect the additional work that will be required

 

 

95% of eligible voters voted
86% faculty voted to REJECT the CEC forced vote offer.
Why do the Colleges (CEC) still refuse to return to the negotiating table?

 

We will continue to seek a resolution that will benefit students and the college system for generations.

 


Bargaining Dispatches

Picketing Cancelled on 17/11/17

Picketing Cancelled on 17/11/17

Local 560 Picketing has been cancelled for Friday 17/11/17. Members can pick up their personal items from the trailers / picket sites on Friday. All picketers will receive strike pay for Friday.

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Disband College Employer Council

Disband College Employer Council

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is calling on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to disband the College Employer Council, the “private club” that represents 24 public colleges in collective bargaining. “Today, after college faculty overwhelmingly rejected Council’s latest contract offer, we hoped real negotiations would ensue,” said JP Hornick, chair of the OPSEU college […]

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Back To Work Legislation Pending

Back To Work Legislation Pending

Back to work legislation reportedly to be tabled Friday 17/11. Debate on legislation to continue over the weekend. OPSEU Presient Smokey Thomas predicts faculty will return to work Monday. Friday 17/11 last scheduled day of picketing.

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Faculty REJECT forced vote Offer:  CEC, Negotiate NOW!

Faculty REJECT forced vote Offer: CEC, Negotiate NOW!

College faculty from across the province have voted to REJECT the College Employer Council’s latest offer, an offer which would have damaged academic quality and staffing at Ontario’s colleges, including at Seneca. We hope that the CEC will now be willing to return to the bargaining table, which is what the OPSEU faculty bargaining team […]

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Students and Supporters – 86% Faculty Vote to REJECT Offer

Students and Supporters – 86% Faculty Vote to REJECT Offer

Dear students and supporters – Thousands of college faculty from across the province have voted to reject the College Employer Council’s latest offer, which would have damaged academic quality and staffing at Ontario’s colleges. As a result, unionized faculty members remain on strike at all Ontario public colleges, including at Seneca. I know that a […]

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

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

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

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On The Line

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

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

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

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

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

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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Quick Talk

Points Rapides

Sujets de conversation Le Conseil a imposé ce vote – pas le syndicat. Le Conseil aura pu imposer ce vote dès la première semaine. Le Conseil a épargné l’argent pour les collèges, mais il a gaspillé le temps pour tout le monde. Cette offre … Attaque toujours des emplois à temps plein (elle affaibli et […]

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Pole Haraka

Point za Kuzungumza: ⦁  Baraza la Mwajiri ndilo limeitisha hii kura ya kulazimishwa wala sio Muungano wa profesa na         wahathiri. ⦁  Kura ya kulazimishwa ingeweza kufanyika wiki ya kwanza bila ya kusubiri wiki tano zipotee     bure. ⦁  Imehifadhi fedha za vyuo na kupoteza wakati wa kila mtu. Mkataba huu… ⦁  Bado […]

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Pontos Rápidos

Pontos de discussão: O concelho administrativo convocou este voto – não o sindicato. Isto poderia ter acontecido na primeira semana. As faculdades só pouparam dinheiro e desperdiçaram o tempo de todos.   Esta oferta…  Continua a atacar empregos a tempo inteiro (subverte e ataca o 2o artigo) e não faz nada para ajudar a precária […]

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簡要說明

关键点: 这次投票是由评委会组织的,并不会工会发起的。 这个投票本可以在第一个礼拜就举行。 这次投票给学校省了很多钱,但是浪费了每个人的时间。 这个新的合同: 还是对全职员工不利(见第2条),而且对兼职员工一点帮助也没有。并且一点都没有提到教育质量和公平问题。 一点都没有提高教职员工学术自由的权利,教授们不能决定课程内容,怎么教课,怎么评分书。 可以让学校有权利要求教职员工无限制加班和延长学期的长度。 可以让评委会躲过148法案:同样的工作,同样的待遇。 给管理层关于教职员工的职业发展更多控制权:他们很可能会决定什么样的职业发展适合教职员工,而不是我们自己决定。

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Puntos Rápidos

Este voto • El Consejo llamó a esta votación, no el sindicato. • Podría haberse dado en la primera semana. • Los colleges han ahorrado dinero y han desperdiciado el tiempo de todos. Esta oferta… • Todavía ataca empleos de tiempo completo (socava y ataca el artículo 2) y no hace nada para ayudar a […]

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Quick Points

This Vote Council called this vote – not the union. It could have been given in week one. It has saved the colleges money and wasted everyone’s time. This Offer… Still attacks full-time jobs (undermines and attacks article 2) and does nothing to help part time, precarious faculty. Quality of education/fairness issue. Provides a next-to-useless […]

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More Quick Talk

मुख्य मुद्दे

मुख्य मुद्दे – वोट कॉलेज कौंसिल करवा रही है, न कि यूनियन – यही वोट पहले हफ्ते भी करवाई जा सकती थी – इस देरी से कॉलजों ने डॉलर बचाये हैं, और सब का समय बर्बाद किया है दी हुई पेशकश …. – अभी भी पक्की (फुल टाइम) नौकरिओं के हक़ में नहीं (आर्टिकल २ […]

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نكات مهم

نكات مهم: ١-رأى گيرى به درخواست شوراى مديريت كالج صورت مى گيرد – نه به درخواست اتحاديه. ٢- درخواست راى گيرى (توسط شوراى مديريت كالج) در هفته اول اعتصاب نيز امكان پذير بوده است. ٣- تاخير در درخواست رأى گيرى موجب اتلاف وقت سايرين ( دانشجويان و اساتيدو أعضاى هيات علمى) و موجب ذخيره سازى […]

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Punti di Discussione Rapidi

Punti di discussione     Il Consiglio ha richiesto uesto voto, non il sindacato.     Potuta essere richiesto nella prima settimana.     Fa risparmiare i soldi ai Colleges ma fa perdere tempo a tutti. Questa offerta…     Attacca ancora i posti di lavoro a tempo indeterminato (mina e attacca l’articolo 2) e non fa nulla per aiutare i docenti precari, […]

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Puntos de Conversación Rápida

Puntos de conversación: El Consejo llamó a esta votación, no el sindicato. Podría haberse dado en la primera semana. Ha ahorrado dinero a los Colleges y ha desperdiciado el tiempo de todos. Esta oferta… Todavía ataca los empleos de tiempo completo (socava y ataca el artículo 2) y no hace nada para ayudar ni al […]

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быстрое обсуждение

Позиции обсуждения: Совет колледжа созывает это голосование – не UNION. Это может быть предложено на первой неделе. Это сэкономило деньги для колледжа, но каждый потерял свое время.   Это предложение… По прежнему направлено против позиций с полным рабочим днем (подрывает и нарушает статью 2) и не оказывает помощи для социально незащищенных сотрудников с неполным рабочим […]

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Poenta

Poenta razgovora Kauncil je naredio glasanje – ne unija. To se moglo uraditi prve sedmice. To je uštedilo koledžu novac i izdangubilo svačije vreme. Ova ponuda… Još uvek napada stalna (full-time) radna mesta (podriva i napada artikal 2) i ne čini ništa da pomogne delimičnim (part time), neizvesnim predavačima. Predmet (problem) obrazovanja i pravednog tretmana […]

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Even More Quick Talk

Point za Kuzungumza

Point za Kuzungumza: ⦁ Baraza la Mwajiri ndilo limeitisha hii kura ya kulazimishwa wala sio Muungano wa profesa na wahathiri. ⦁ Kura ya kulazimishwa ingeweza kufanyika wiki ya kwanza bila ya kusubiri wiki tano zipotee bure. ⦁ Imehifadhi fedha za vyuo na kupoteza wakati wa kila mtu. Mkataba huu… ⦁ Bado washambulia kazi za wakati […]

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मुख्य मुद्दे

मुख्य मुद्दे – वोट कॉलेज कौंसिल करवा रही है, न कि यूनियन – यही वोट पहले हफ्ते भी करवाई जा सकती थी – इस देरी से कॉलजों ने डॉलर बचाये हैं, और सब का समय बर्बाद किया है   दी हुई पेशकश …. – अभी भी पक्की (फुल टाइम) नौकरिओं के हक़ में नहीं (आर्टिकल […]

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ਮੁੱਖ ਮੁੱਦੇ

ਮੁੱਖ ਮੁੱਦੇ -ਵੋਟ ਕਾਲਜ ਕੌਂਸਲ ਕਰਵਾ ਰਹੀ ਹੈ, ਯੂਨੀਅਨ ਨਹੀਂ -ਇਹੋ ਵੋਟ ਪਹਿਲੇ ਹਫ਼ਤੇ ਵੀ ਕਰਾਈ ਜਾ ਸਕਦੀ ਸੀ -ਇਸ ਦੇਰੀ ਕਰਕੇ ਕਾਲਜਾਂ ਨੇ ਡਾਲਰ ਬਚਾਏ ਨੇ, ਤੇ ਸਭ ਦਾ ਵਕਤ ਬਰਬਾਦ ਕੀਤਾ ਹੈ ਦਿੱਤੀ ਹੋਈ ਪੇਸ਼ਕਸ਼… – ਅਜੇ ਵੀ ਪੱਕੀਆਂ (ਫੁੱਲ ਟਾਈਮ) ਨੌਕਰੀਆਂ ਦੇ ਹੱਕ ਵਿਚ ਨਹੀਂ (ਆਰਟੀਕਲ 2 ਦੀ ਉਲੰਘਣਾ ਤੇ ਉਸ ਤੇ […]

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