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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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Union Bargaining Team Tables Final Settlement Offer to Employer

Union Bargaining Team Tables Final Settlement Offer to Employer

| 14/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Union’s Offer for Settlement as of 14 October 2017

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College faculty table final offer in a bid to avert strike

College faculty table final offer in a bid to avert strike

| 14/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Toronto – The union bargaining team for Ontario public college faculty has tabled its final offer to the College Employer Council in a bid to avert a strike at 12:01 a.m. Monday. The union offer is built around three critical proposals to improve education quality for students and treat faculty fairly: a 50:50 ratio of […]

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The path to a fair settlement: faculty table final offer to avert strike

The path to a fair settlement: faculty table final offer to avert strike

| 14/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Three critical issues remain – 50:50 ratio of full-time to contract faculty; job security for partial-load faculty; and academic freedom.   In a bid to avert a strike, the college faculty bargaining team has tabled its final offer to the College Employer Council. We made substantive changes to our offer in direct response to the Council’s stated concerns about […]

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Colleges publish more misinformation and double-speak

Colleges publish more misinformation and double-speak

| 12/10/2017 | 0 Comments

With their latest bulletin, the College Employer Council is once again misleading college faculty, students, and the Ontario public. They say their final offer will create full-time positions and increase faculty autonomy. In fact, it will do exactly the opposite. [ continue reading ]  

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Pre-Strike General Membership Meeting

Pre-Strike General Membership Meeting

| 11/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Local 560 Pre-Strike General Meeting You need to take specific action to prepare for the GMM.  Light Refreshments served 6:00; Meeting at 6:30 New and Improved Location  Le Parc Conference & Banquet Centre Agenda Bargaining Update Bargaining and Strike Q&A Sign up for strike duties, to become eligible for strike pay   All Full-Time and […]

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College Council Walks Away from the Table

College Council Walks Away from the Table

| 11/10/2017 | 0 Comments

The faculty bargaining team is committed to staying at the table right up until the strike deadline. Council, however, has walked away from the table, and now claims that their offer was their final offer. By setting a strike deadline, we are giving a clear message to the employer that we expect a fair deal […]

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College faculty set October 16 strike deadline

College faculty set October 16 strike deadline

| 10/10/2017 | 0 Comments

Toronto – College faculty represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) have set a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. October 16 in contract talks with their employer, the College Employer Council. “Today was another frustrating day of bargaining, during which our employer once again refused to consider key faculty issues. They have walked […]

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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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Legal strike or lockout date set for October 15

Legal strike or lockout date set for October 15

| 28/09/2017 | 0 Comments

TORONTO – The conciliator in contract negotiations between Ontario’s public colleges and their unionized faculty has confirmed October 15 at 12:01 a.m. as the time a legal strike or lockout could begin at all 24 public colleges in the province. The conciliator issued the date after faculty represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union […]

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College faculty request “no-board” report

College faculty request “no-board” report

| 21/09/2017 | 0 Comments

College faculty request “no-board” report in contract talks TORONTO – The union bargaining team for 12,000 Ontario college faculty has asked the conciliator in its negotiations with the College Employer Council to issue a “no-board” report, a move that will put the parties in a legal strike or lockout position by mid-October. Under the Colleges Collective […]

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September 14: The time is now

September 14: The time is now

| 13/09/2017 | 0 Comments

[ tl;dr – Vote Yes. A strong strike vote doesn’t mean we’re going on strike, it strongly encourage employers to bargain.  ]   College faculty want a better college system – a strong strike vote gives us the power to get it   Fifty years after its founding, Ontario’s college system is broken. It is underfunded. […]

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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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