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The Tremendous Strength of Collective Action, and the Importance of Solidarity – notes from UofM

The Tremendous Strength of Collective Action, and the Importance of Solidarity – notes from UofM

| 01/02/2018

Dear Sisters and Brothers, We are very happy to share our news that the Manitoba Labour Board has rules in favour of UMFA [University of Manitoba Faculty Association] in its Unfair Labour Practice filed against the University of Manitoba in connection with the 3 week strike in 2016. In our 2016 round of negotiations the […]

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Ontario College Part-Time Support Staff Now Unionized

Ontario College Part-Time Support Staff Now Unionized

| 10/01/2018

Victory for precarious workers:  Thousands of college part-time support staff join OPSEU after mammoth organizing drive   Toronto – The largest union organizing drive in Canadian history has resulted in roughly 20,000 college part-time support staff voting to join the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).   An historic vote count at the Ontario Labour Relations Board […]

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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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Kaplan Award Released

Kaplan Award Released

| 20/12/2017

The Kaplan arbitration award, following the return to work legislation that ended the CAAT-A strike in November 2017, has been released.  Read it HERE.

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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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PT / SESS Unionization Q&A

PT / SESS Unionization Q&A

| 26/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Part Time and Sessional — Vote YES to unionize. You are seeing how important it is for FT and PL to be unionized; now it is your turn to be heard.  While you are waiting to vote, check out the Q&A  

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York University Unions support Ontario College Faculty

York University Unions support Ontario College Faculty

| 20/09/2017 | 0 Comments

TORONTO, Sept. 20, 2017 /CNW/ – The Cross-Campus Alliance at York University sends its solidarity to the 12,000 members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)’s College Academic Division who are currently in bargaining with their employer, College Employer Council.  Over the past two decades, we have witnessed a rise in the number of […]

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