Tag: Bargaining

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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Arbitration award to be made during week of December 18

Arbitration award to be made during week of December 18

| 17/12/2017

            OPSEU and colleges joint statement: Arbitration award to be made during week of December 18   TORONTO – OPSEU CAAT Academic and the colleges’ bargaining team participated in mediation from December 14 through December 16. Following the mediation, an arbitration took place on Saturday, December 16. The arbitrator’s award […]

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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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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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Disband College Employer Council

Disband College Employer Council

| 16/11/2017

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

| 16/11/2017

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!

| 16/11/2017

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

| 16/11/2017

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

| 14/11/2017

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

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13 Nov.  Forced Vote Update from Jonathan Singer

13 Nov. Forced Vote Update from Jonathan Singer

| 13/11/2017

Some of you may have listened earlier today to a webcast from the College Employer Council. Contrary to claims made during the webcast, the offer before us is one with concessions and will harm faculty. The Employer repeatedly stated throughout the webcast that “union and management teams have agreed to all major items except for […]

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Vote NO and REJECT the Collleges’ Offer

Vote NO and REJECT the Collleges’ Offer

| 10/11/2017

The contract offer put forward by the College Employer Council on November 6 is a bad one for faculty – and the students we teach. It entrenches inequity and takes us backwards on academic freedom. Here’s why all faculty should vote NO: This offer allows the colleges to continue to expand the pool of contract […]

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How Does Precarious Work For Faculty Affect Students?  Research shows…

How Does Precarious Work For Faculty Affect Students? Research shows…

| 10/11/2017

What are the consequences of the colleges’ over-reliance on contract faculty? Harrington and Schibik (2001) found that as first-year students took more courses with contract faculty as opposed to full-time faculty in their first term, the likelihood of them returning for a second term reduced. Eagan and Jaeger (2008) found that the higher the proportion […]

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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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CEC, get back to the table

CEC, get back to the table

| 08/11/2017

OPSEU isn’t bargaining in the press, CEC, you are being hypocritical, disingenuous, and cynical.  Get back to the table, CEC.  

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