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Bargaining Update from Local 560 President Jonathan Singer

Bargaining Update from Local 560 President Jonathan Singer

| 20/12/2017

Fellow OPSEU 560 members, re: Kaplan Award When the College Employer Council could not break our solidarity, the provincial government legislated us back to work.  On December 20, Arbitrator William Kaplan released an Award that shapes our Collective Agreement for the next four years. By standing united, we have beaten back the College Employer Council’s […]

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Steward Elections (Markham Campus)

| 05/12/2017

Make Your Voice Heard What: Local 560 Steward Elections For: Markham Campus Where: G90 (downstairs beyond the cafeteria cashier in the corner)

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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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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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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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Pre-Strike-Vote Lunch

| 13/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Dear Colleagues, We invite you to join you us for a delicious lunch at Cucinetta (in York Lanes, 4700 Keele St, a 3 minute walk from S@Y) on Sept. 13th between 11:30 am and 2:00 pm. Please come and enjoy authentic pasta, pizza, salad and soft drinks while catching up on union business. We’ll be […]

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General Membership Meeting – Pre-Strike Authorization Vote

General Membership Meeting – Pre-Strike Authorization Vote

| 12/09/2017 | 0 Comments

GMM for all Full Time and Partial-Load Professors, Instructors, Counsellors and Librarians. Lady Hamilton Ballroom Refreshments at 5:30, meeting begins at 6:00 p.m. Agenda: Bargaining Team Chair presentation Strike Pay discussion Budget Resolution: Solidarity/Mobilization Proposed Budget Amendment Free parking, child/eldercare reimbursement. All Full-time and Partial-load faculty should attend. We welcome Part-time and Sessional faculty as […]

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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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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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