Winter Message – 2021

As another calendar year draws to a close, we want to acknowledge the resilience of our members. Faculty have worked through this ever-changing landscape with strength and dignity, while continuing to prioritize quality education. Your commitment to our profession continues to be a critical factor in student success. You will be pleased to know that, […]

Work-to-Rule Phase 2

Please find the updated details regarding PHASE 2 of work-to-rule, which will begin on January 3rd, 2022.  We have also included a one-page summary document about the current state of negotiations, for your ease of reference.  Hold the date! The faculty bargaining team is planning a province-wide meeting on Work-to-Rule on January 5, 2022 from 6:30-8pm for […]

Work-to-Rule Phase 1

As promised, you will find guidance on the Phase 1 of our Work-to-Rule labour action here. Because a labour disruption is in nobody’s best interest, we were particularly disappointed to see the CEC impose terms and conditions on Monday. If no settlement is reached, Phase 1 will begin tomorrow, December 18, at 12:01 AM. Faculty members are asked to follow the […]

Message to Members on Imposition

Following the College’s decision to impose terms and conditions, attached please find the most recent communication from our Bargaining Team. In it, you will find some details around the meaning of this action and how our work will proceed. More communications will be shared soon about specific actions. In short, there is no good reason […]

Colleges reject faculty offer to negotiate

Unfortunately, the Colleges and CEC team have rejected faculty’s offer to extend the existing Collective Agreement until at least January 3, and have opted to impose terms and conditions of their choosing on Monday, December 13.  To be clear, the CEC has chosen labour disruption over further negotiations or voluntary binding interest arbitration, which are both still […]

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 vote 59 per cent in favour of job action to back contract demands in a strike vote that was supervised by the provincial Ministry of […]

December 10 Strike Vote Update from the Faculty

Only 24 hours remain for you to cast your ballot, to authorize the faculty bargaining team to organize work action in response to the CEC’s stated plans to unilaterally impose terms and conditions of employment Monday, December 13. The vote, which is administered by the Ontario Labour Relations Board, will end on Saturday, December 11 […]

Result of Officer Elections

Today, 240 members participated in the general election, with the following people elected to office: First Vice-President: Judy Puritt (80.1% of ballots cast) Chief Steward: Tracy Henderson (79.4% of ballots cast) They join the following people, acclaimed to their positions last week: President: Annette Bouzi Second Vice-President: Ala’ Qadi Treasurer: Shawn Pentecost Secretary: Martin Lee […]

Strike Vote Update from faculty team

A gentle reminder that starting today at 9am, and continuing through Saturday, December 11 at 3pm, all full-time and partial-load faculty have the opportunity to participate in the strike mandate vote.   As we had predicted, the College Employer Council has escalated their campaign of fear-mongering, and the individual Colleges are supporting them in distributing increasingly […]

Faculty Bargaining Update and Meeting Notes

Over the last two nights, the faculty bargaining team has held two provincewide bargaining update meetings, with over 2,400 faculty attendees in attendance. These meetings were in addition to the General Membership meetings that the team attended at seventeen different Union Locals over the last two weeks.   We are attaching the presentations from each of […]

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