Bargaining 2017

Bargaining 2017
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News Release—October 15, 2017

Ontario college strike begins Monday morning as employer rejects faculty offer 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 [...]

News Release—October 14, 2017

College faculty table 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 [...]

Easy Ways to Show Your Support

Dear Members, You can easily show your support for  your Bargaining Team in two ways: Use the attached image for your Facebook, Twitter or other social media app. Just right click the image and choose "Save image as...", navigate to your desktop or documents and click "Save". We are [...]

Information for Members of Local 558

Dear Members, As you can appreciate, we are experiencing an extremely high volume of emails and phone calls at this time. Please be assured that we have officers and stewards working through the weekend to reply to you as soon as possible. If your concern is regarding strike pay [...]

Bargaining Team Update – October 12, 2017

College Employer Council's latest bulletin: more misinformation and double-speak 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. [...]

Negotiations Bulletin – October 11, 2017

Council walks away from the table College faculty returned to the bargaining table Tuesday morning, October 10, ready to negotiate. Council tabled an offer that did not address any of faculty’s key demands. We could not recommend it to our members, and we told them so in detail. [...]

News Release—October 10, 2017

Hello All, Below is the press release from OPSEU. All things are pointing to us being on strike as of Monday October 16, 2017 at 7AM. Do not do any work or give any direction to assist the college in keeping any parts of the college operational e.g. continuing [...]

Negotiations Bulletin – October 5, 2017

Update: Faculty team proposes new bargaining dates 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 The next day, on September 29, the conciliator/mediator suggested that both parties “stand [...]

Negotiations Bulletin – September 28, 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 setting the academic direction [...]

Q&A for OPSEU members on strike

Questions and answers about being on strike or lockout for OPSEU members at Ontario colleges. For information on what happens during a strike or lockout at Ontario colleges, follow this link.   Q&A for OPSEU members on strike

Negotiations Bulletin – September 22, 2017

Union team asks for no-board report Employer still refuses to discuss faculty issues Following the strong strike vote by college faculty last week, your union bargaining team returned to the table this week ready to bargain in good faith and move negotiations forward to a fair settlement. Unfortunately, the College Employer [...]

Negotiations Bulletin – September 15, 2017

Call your MPP It’s time to increase the pressure Yesterday’s strike vote sent a clear message to the College Employer Council that they need to address faculty issues. Across the province, 68 per cent of college faculty who cast ballots voted to entrust their bargaining team with the power [...]

College Faculty Strike Vote Sets Table For Talks

TORONTO – The bargaining team for faculty at Ontario’s 24 public colleges has received a strike mandate from its members, setting the table for collective bargaining that is scheduled to resume next week. Sixty-eight per cent of college faculty represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) entrusted [...]

Polling Stations for Strike Vote

Strike Vote Set for Sept. 14 Your Bargaining Team is committed to continuing to bargain for a settlement, not a strike, but the result of the vote will help send a clear message to management. We are asking members for a strong ‘YES’ vote to help the team push for [...]

Council Communication Clarification

Hello Everyone,As we are all busily getting ready for the start of classes tomorrow your Local 558 stewards and officers have also been working hard to support the work of our bargaining team, especially as we get closer to the September 14th vote.In support of that communication effort attached please find the latest bulletin from management, corrected for accuracy. View [...]

Negotiations Bulletin – August 25, 2017

Two visions for a system in crisis Which college system do you want? In early August, after college management refused to deal with any of the core issues raised by faculty, our bargaining team called for a strike vote in September. That vote has been scheduled for September [...]