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?

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 employer once again refused to consider key faculty issues. They have walked… Continue reading College faculty set October 16 strike deadline

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 employer once again refused to consider key faculty issues. They have walked… Continue reading College faculty set October 16 strike deadline

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 setting the academic direction of colleges is fundamentally important to student success. When it comes… Continue reading This is no ordinary round

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 mid-October. Under the Colleges Collective Bargaining Act (CCBA), either… Continue reading College faculty request “no-board” report in contract talks