Mediator Brian Keller has imposed a “total communications blackout on negotiations” as mediation continues between Ontario’s public college faculty, represented by OPSEU/SEFPO, and the employer, the College Employer Council.

Until the blackout is lifted, OPSEU/SEFPO will be unable to provide further information on the progress of negotiations.

Other Bargaining Updates

Dates confirmed for the College Employer Council’s forced-offer vote

The College Employer Council (CEC) filed an application with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) yesterday for a forced-offer vote. Their latest offer includes only a slight change from the offer they tabled on November 23, 2021. It also follows its decision to...

OPSEU/SEFPO files ULP over CEC interference in bargaining

Toronto – On January 14, 2022, OPSEU/SEFPO filed an unfair labour practice (ULP) complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations Board, accusing the College Employer Council (CEC) and a number of colleges of interfering in the rights of members to support their union’s...

OPSEU/SEFPO denounces college failures raised by AG

TORONTO – OPSEU/SEFPO hopes the leaders at Ontario’s public colleges don’t ignore recent concerns expressed by the Auditor General about an over reliance on international student tuition for the colleges’ financial viability. OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey)...

Letter re concerns about employer communications to college faculty

January 7, 2022 Graham LloydChief Executive OfficerCollege Employer Council Dear Graham, Faculty members represented by OPSEU/SEFPO working at Ontario’s 24 public colleges have now begun Phase 2 of the work-to-rule campaign, as part of a legal strike action, which...

Work to Rule: Phase 2

Starts 12:01am, January 3, 2022 (if no settlement or no agreement on extension of existing terms and conditions before then)  Focus Imposition of terms and conditions prevents the possibility of good labour relations. It is a choice by the colleges and the CEC to...

Work-to-rule FAQ

This document will be revised and updated as appropriateCurrent version: December 16, 2021Work-to-rule is any job action in which employees do their jobs exactly as outlined by the rules of their contract or job description. This may cause a slowdown or increase...

Work to Rule: Phase 1 for all Faculty

Starts 12:01am, December 18, 2021 (if no settlement or no agreement on extension of existing terms and conditions before then) Focus The imposition of terms and conditions prevents the possibility of good labour relations, eliminates faculty consent, and is itself a...

OPSEU/SEFPO stands in support of college faculty members

Dear College Faculty: As you know, the CEC has imposed employment conditions on college faculty following last week’s strike vote. Instead of returning to the bargaining table to hammer out the final details of a contract, they’ve taken a different approach:...

College faculty hand bargaining team strike mandate

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says a strike mandate shows the union’s college faculty members want a collective agreement reached at the bargaining table. OPSEU/SEFPO’s faculty members voted 59 per cent in favour of job action to back contract...