Tag: Vote

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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Faculty REJECT forced vote Offer:  CEC, Negotiate NOW!

Faculty REJECT forced vote Offer: CEC, Negotiate NOW!

| 16/11/2017

College faculty from across the province have voted to REJECT the College Employer Council’s latest offer, an offer which would have damaged academic quality and staffing at Ontario’s colleges, including at Seneca. We hope that the CEC will now be willing to return to the bargaining table, which is what the OPSEU faculty bargaining team […]

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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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Flying Picket

Flying Picket

| 15/11/2017

WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 10:00 A.M. LOCATION: 505 University Ave (muster on the sidewalk) Tomorrow morning, at 10:30 A.M., the results of the forced offer vote will be announced. We have been invited to bring 40 of our members to a mini rally in front of the OLRB. Unfortunately, we have been asked to bring […]

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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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General Meeting for All Members: Preparing for the Vote

General Meeting for All Members: Preparing for the Vote

| 13/11/2017

OPSEU 560 General Membership Meeting In advance of the forced vote (beginning Tuesday, Nov. 14) on the Employer’s offer, Local 560 will be holding a General Membership Meeting.  We will discuss the vote and the profound implications that it may have.  Your questions will be welcomed. This meeting will be held at Le Parc. Doors […]

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What Your Colleagues Are Saying

What Your Colleagues Are Saying

| 13/11/2017

If you haven’t read the details of the offer set for the vote next week, you owe it to yourself to do so.  You can find copies of both sides’ offer, plus a comparison of the two at the College Faculty website. But this week, you’re not being asked to vote on which offer you […]

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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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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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Get Out The Vote for Part-Time and Sessional Faculty Colleagues

Get Out The Vote for Part-Time and Sessional Faculty Colleagues

| 28/09/2017 | 0 Comments

From October 2 to 13, part-time and sessional faculty at all 24 public colleges will be voting to join our union at locations across the province. This is an incredible opportunity for our part-time and sessional faculty colleagues to vote for equal pay for equal work, access to benefits, more full-time opportunities, and job security. […]

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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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19-09 UPDATE: PT & Sessional Vote to Unionize

19-09 UPDATE: PT & Sessional Vote to Unionize

| 19/09/2017 | 0 Comments

Check where and when to vote here. A quick update: Voting schedule: begins on October 2nd  lasts approximately two weeks. We don’t have the specific times and dates yet as these are  determined by the Ontario Labour Relations Board The employer’s voters list has 14,237 people on it will include 7778 new names, which were […]

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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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