September 10, 2012 Faculty at Ontario’s 24 colleges have ratified a new collective agreement. The vote held on Monday, September 10, delivered 88.8 percent approval.
The agreement includes improvements to job security for vulnerable partial-load workers and makes progress in clarifying the role of coordinators, who may not supervise other bargaining unit members.
September 7, 2012 The college faculty bargaining team recommends acceptance of the terms of the memorandum settlement reached. The members will cast their vote Monday, September 10, 2012. more…
College Faculty video explains tentative agreement
August 31, 2012 College Faculty have reached a two year tentative agreement with the College Employer Council. See the new video below:
College Faculty reach tentative agreement in time for school year
August 29, 2012 College Faculty have reached a tentative agreement with the Colleges Employer Council. Pending ratification of the offer, they have accepted two years of zero wage increases in a bold move to improve job security for partial-load faculty and have a contract in place before the start of the school year. More…
VIDEO: College Faculty explain the bargaining process
OPSEU President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas, speaks in support of quality education at Ontario colleges.
Your Ontario college faculty bargaining team is working hard to negotiate a new collective agreement with our employer. We are working through the summer and have every intention of settling negotiations before the return to school in the fall, if that is possible.
We have put forward 28 demands to the employer as per the demand-setting meeting held with representative faculty members from all of Ontario’s 24 colleges. These demands include three very clear areas of concern: partial-load issues, academic freedom, and online learning. We are working hard to improve contract language for all of these issues.
We are committed to negotiating a new contract that is fair for faculty and ensures quality education for students.
As your elected bargaining team, we are making every effort to ensure ongoing communications with all Ontario College Faculty during negotiations. Your Local President and designated local communications officer are distributing regular bargaining bulletins. This website includes up-to-date information and downloadable resources. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter.