New Collective Agreement This Week

TORONTO – OPSEU CAAT Academic and the colleges’ bargaining team participated in mediation from December 14 through December 16. Following the mediation, an arbitration took place on Saturday, December 16. The arbitrator’s award will form the new collective agreement for Ontario college faculty and will be handed down during the week of December 18. The… Continue reading New Collective Agreement This Week

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 attempts to present the Colleges’ last offer… Continue reading A (slightly) new spin on some old ideas – the latest College Council bulletin

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 a tentative collective agreement. “On October 14, we presented Council with… Continue reading Ontario college strike begins Monday morning as employer rejects faculty offer

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 and treat faculty fairly: a 50:50 ratio of… Continue reading Union tables final offer in a bid to avert strike

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 determined it was not acceptable. The team has provided a point by point… Continue reading Why was the Final Offer rejected?

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 determined it was not acceptable. The team has provided a point by point… Continue reading Why was the Final Offer rejected?