07
NOV
2017

Bad offer, bad faith bargaining

Dear Faculty, Students, Parents, We fully understand your confusion and frustration with the events on Monday.  The College Employer Council has acted in bad faith and needs to get back to the table to finish the negotiations.  While more official responses will be coming from...
26
OCT
2017

A (slightly) new spin on some old ideas – the latest College Council bulletin

There is a new council bulletin circulating that I am sure you will see soon if you have not already. Despite hiring a private “spin doctor” (with public money of course), the council has nothing new to offer in this latest communication. Like the previous bulletins, this one...
22
OCT
2017

Survey of news articles

I though it might be good to wrap up week one and start week two with a survey of some of news article that have been published about the strike. Ontario college strike spotlights ‘new norm’ of precarious labour in academia  — This is an excellent article that...
15
OCT
2017

Ontario college strike begins Monday morning as employer rejects faculty offer

Official Press Release TORONTO – More than 12,000 Ontario public college faculty will be on the picket line rather than in their classrooms on Monday morning after talks between the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council failed to produce...
14
OCT
2017

Union tables final offer in a bid to avert strike

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...
13
OCT
2017

Why was the Final Offer rejected?

The College Employer Council tabled a “final offer” on Tuesday and then walked away from further bargaining. This is not negotiation, but rather dictating terms of settlement. Still, any offer should be considered, and the bargaining team did consider it, but quickly...
10
OCT
2017

College faculty set October 16 strike deadline

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...
28
SEP
2017

This is no ordinary round

The current round of collective bargaining between the College Employer Council and your college faculty bargaining team is no ordinary round. In the colleges’ current governance structure, college administrators see faculty as employees only, not as colleagues whose voice in...
22
SEP
2017

College faculty request “no-board” report in contract talks

September 21, 2017 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...
18
SEP
2017

Speak up!

Now is the time to be heard!  Faculty, students, parents, indeed anyone who cares about public post-secondary education in our province should be concerned and speaking up about the current direction of Ontario colleges.  Call or write your MPP.  Sign the petition.  Even...