Tag: Negotiations

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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Picketing Cancelled on 17/11/17

Picketing Cancelled on 17/11/17

| 16/11/2017

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

| 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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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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Local 556 Responds to George Brown President’s Email

Local 556 Responds to George Brown President’s Email

| 16/11/2017

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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“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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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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8 Serious Problems with the CEC’s Forced Vote Offer

8 Serious Problems with the CEC’s Forced Vote Offer

| 10/11/2017

Management’s offer contains serious concessions that would: Allow the Council to avoid applying Bill 148’s equal pay for equal work provisions to partial-load. Gut Article 2 and impair the ability of the union to create more full-time positions. Weaken workload protections to allow for unlimited overtime and unlimited teaching weeks. Allow management to narrow the […]

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College presidents must move off destructive path

College presidents must move off destructive path

| 09/11/2017

The 24 college presidents who are prolonging a strike by 12,000 faculty must “move off the destructive path they are on” and start caring about the well-being of students and the faculty who teach them, the President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) says. “Any fair-minded person watching the faculty strike right now […]

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Live Telephone Town Hall with Bargaining Team

Live Telephone Town Hall with Bargaining Team

| 09/11/2017

All CAAT-A members are invited to participate in a live and interactive telephone town hall this evening.   I will be on the call, along with OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, our College Faculty Executive Chair, RM Kennedy, and our college faculty bargaining team vice-chair, Nicole Zwiers.     The telephone town hall will take […]

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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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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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