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Union Bargaining Team Tables Final Settlement Offer to Employer

Union Bargaining Team Tables Final Settlement Offer to Employer

| 14/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Union’s Offer for Settlement as of 14 October 2017

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College faculty table final offer in a bid to avert strike

College faculty table final offer in a bid to avert strike

| 14/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Toronto – The union bargaining team for Ontario public college faculty has tabled its final offer to the College Employer Council in a bid to avert a strike at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The union offer is built around three critical proposals to improve education quality for students and treat faculty fairly: a 50:50 ratio of […]

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The path to a fair settlement: faculty table final offer to avert strike

The path to a fair settlement: faculty table final offer to avert strike

| 14/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Three critical issues remain – 50:50 ratio of full-time to contract faculty; job security for partial-load faculty; and academic freedom.   In a bid to avert a strike, the college faculty bargaining team has tabled its final offer to the College Employer Council. We made substantive changes to our offer in direct response to the Council’s stated concerns about […]

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College Council Walks Away from the Table

College Council Walks Away from the Table

| 11/10/2017 | 0 Comments

The faculty bargaining team is committed to staying at the table right up until the strike deadline. Council, however, has walked away from the table, and now claims that their offer was their final offer. By setting a strike deadline, we are giving a clear message to the employer that we expect a fair deal […]

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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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This is no ordinary round of bargaining

This is no ordinary round of bargaining

| 28/09/2017 | 0 Comments

The current round of collective bargaining between the College Employer Council and your college faculty bargaining team is no ordinary round. In the colleges’ current governance structure, college administrators see faculty as employees only, not as colleagues whose voice in setting the academic direction of colleges is fundamentally important to student success. When it comes […]

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Union’s Comprehensive Offer

Union’s Comprehensive Offer

| 27/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Union’s Comprehensive Offer for Settlement – September 27, 2017 College Council has an opportunity to bring their offer to faculty directly for a vote, after it has been presented to our team and rejected. If Council believes this to be the best settlement offer they can make to faculty, they just need to ask the OLRB […]

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State of Bargaining with the Colleges

State of Bargaining with the Colleges

| 26/09/2017 | 0 Comments

tl;dr – Colleges still stonewalling. Jump to 15:40 and watch. #aBetterPlan #fairness4CF

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Setting the Agenda and Educating Queen’s Park

Setting the Agenda and Educating Queen’s Park

| 22/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Faculty educate MPPs, media at Queen’s Park lobby day  College faculty are setting the agenda in this round of collective bargaining. Thirty-one faculty members from across the province were at Queen’s Park Wednesday to educate MPPs about two of the critically important issues the union has put on the table: education quality, and fairness for […]

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College faculty request “no-board” report

College faculty request “no-board” report

| 21/09/2017 | 0 Comments

College faculty request “no-board” report in contract talks TORONTO – The union bargaining team for 12,000 Ontario college faculty has asked the conciliator in its negotiations with the College Employer Council to issue a “no-board” report, a move that will put the parties in a legal strike or lockout position by mid-October. Under the Colleges Collective […]

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Union to MPPs: Support ‘better plan’ for Ontario’s colleges

Union to MPPs: Support ‘better plan’ for Ontario’s colleges

| 20/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Toronto – Unionized college faculty from across Ontario are at Queen’s Park today to ask MPPs to support their “better plan” for the province’s 24 public colleges. “Ontario’s colleges are at a critical juncture,” said JP Hornick, chair of the college faculty bargaining team for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). “We are increasingly working […]

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Call Your MPP

Call Your MPP

| 15/09/2017 | 0 Comments

It’s time to increase the pressure Yesterday’s strike vote sent a clear message to the College Employer Council that they need to address faculty issues. Across the province, 68 per cent of college faculty who cast ballots voted to entrust their bargaining team with the power to call a strike if necessary. Going on strike […]

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September 14: The time is now

September 14: The time is now

| 13/09/2017 | 0 Comments

[ tl;dr – Vote Yes. A strong strike vote doesn’t mean we’re going on strike, it strongly encourage employers to bargain.  ]   College faculty want a better college system – a strong strike vote gives us the power to get it   Fifty years after its founding, Ontario’s college system is broken. It is underfunded. […]

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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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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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