Tag: Fairness

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

| 17/11/2017

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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Union team calls on faculty to reject colleges’ offer

Union team calls on faculty to reject colleges’ offer

| 07/11/2017 | 0 Comments

The union for striking Ontario college faculty is calling on its members to reject the colleges’ latest “take it or leave it” offer.   “Yesterday, after the College Employer Council pulled the plug on negotiations and called for a vote on their latest offer, the faculty bargaining team put forward a new proposal aimed at […]

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Two sides to the strike?

Two sides to the strike?

| 31/10/2017 | 0 Comments

There really are two sides to this strike.  Have a listen and see whose side you think is reasonable.

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This strike produced, scripted, and choreographed by …

This strike produced, scripted, and choreographed by …

| 30/10/2017 | 0 Comments

This strike has been produced, scripted, orchestrated and choreographed by the employer – which is the Government of Ontario through an allegedly arm’s length institution called the College Employer Council. This body has refused even to entertain discussion of matters of “academic freedom,” “employee equity,” “college governance” and the quality of education. It prefers to […]

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Ontario colleges are on strike: Letter to the Editor

Ontario colleges are on strike: Letter to the Editor

[ in response to the story of October 18, published in The Excalibur. ] As a York grad twice over (BA, Glendon, 1967 & MA, Political Science, 1982), I was pleased to read your excellent front-page reporting of the current college strike. Having been an active member of OPSEU Local 560 since college teachers first organized […]

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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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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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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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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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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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