Save our school year!
Save our school year! Write your college president now.
Ontario’s public college presidents have one job to do – make sure you get the school year you’ve paid for and the high-quality education you deserve. But despite their huge salary increases, they’re failing to do their job, and putting your school year at risk.
You can do something about it right now!
Just fill in your name, email, and college, and we’ll send an email on your behalf to the president of your college.
Here’s the email we’ll send to your college president on your behalf. When you hit send, we’ll address the email to the president of the college you chose above, and we’ll add your signature at the bottom. You’ll be CCed on the email (check your spam/junk!), and so will a variety of other college managers.
Dear College President,
As a public college president you have one job to do – make sure students get the school year they’ve paid for and the high-quality education they deserve.
But despite your huge salary, you’re failing to do your job, and putting students’ school year at risk.
You don’t seem to understand what students are going through. You’re ignoring their needs by continuing to put the profit agenda before students’ education.
That has to stop, and it’s why we are supporting college faculty in the fight for a better college system that puts students’ needs first – including more time for students.
It seems simple, but despite faculty’s reasonable demands, your bargaining team (the College Employer Council) is still refusing to bargain. It’s your job as a college president to stand up for your students and save our school year. That means instructing your bargaining team to resume bargaining with faculty, or to agree to voluntary binding interest arbitration.
With binding interest arbitration, a trusted, neutral party will decide on how the differences should be addressed and ensures there is no labour disruption. Surely, that’s what is best for students.
Instead of finding a resolution, your bargaining team is forcing an escalation and threatening students’ entire school year. As a college president, you get paid A LOT. It’s time to do your job, step in, and save our school year!
Signed by you
Time for colleges to put education over profits
Ontario’s public college presidents don’t get what students are going through. While college presidents continue to line their pockets, they’re ignoring students’ needs. They continue to put their profit agenda before students’ education. That has to stop, and it’s why college faculty have drawn the line.
College faculty are fighting for a better college system. We know students are stressed, and we have focused our demands on what students need now. We’re fighting for more time for students.
It seems simple, but despite our reasonable demands, the college bosses refuse to bargain.
Despite our offer to settle this dispute through voluntary binding interest arbitration, the college bosses refuse that too.
Instead of finding a resolution, they are forcing an escalation and threatening your entire school year.
It’s time for students to speak up and tell your college president to save the school year – whether it’s through bargaining or binding interest arbitration.
Your college president gets paid A LOT. It’s time they do their job.