On behalf of our entire leadership team, thank you for participating in the vote on the employer’s forced offer. We are grateful to you for participating in the process and having your voice heard, particularly during this difficult round of negotiations. Of the 699 ballots cast at Algonquin College, 373 rejected the College Employer Council’s offer. […]

College faculty reject contract, call on employer to negotiate or arbitrate

Ontario college faculty have rejected a contract offer from their employer and are calling on the College Employer Council to either come back to the table and finish the job of negotiating a collective agreement, or enter into voluntary binding interest arbitration.  In voting this week, 62% per cent of you voted to reject Council’s January […]

Members Lacking Vote PINs

As you know, the forced offer vote on the Employer’s offer will end on Thursday at 3:00 P.M.  We hope to receive the results on Friday.  If you have not received a PIN for voting from the Ontario Labour Relations Board, please e-mail the bargaining team IMMEDIATELY, at bargainingteam2021@gmail.com.  Please contact us regardless of whether […]

Tomorrow’s Vote: a Message from Local 415 President

Starting tomorrow, faculty have an opportunity to vote on the employer’s offer. If that offer were fair, it would be my duty as union president to recommend it to you. While the offer contains new and updated language, these changes do not enhance the union’s ability to support faculty members in key areas, like workload […]

Voting, Next Steps and Positive Thoughts

Just a friendly reminder that the CEC-requested forced offer vote starts tomorrow, February 15 at 9am, and runs through February 17 at 3pm.  Results will be shared by the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) on February 18th. The faculty team is encouraging faculty to REJECT the CEC’s offer as it does not address faculty’s key […]

Weekly Bargaining Update – Feb 11

We know that many of you have been receiving a constant barrage of information from the CEC, and that it is difficult to sift through the information, both in terms of volume and legitimacy of the content.  The faculty bargaining team has truly appreciated the ability to meet with and hear from many of you […]

Bill 124 And Faculty Workload

It has been an eventful and exciting week in bargaining so far, and we wanted to share the following update with you regarding faculty workload proposals and Bill 124.  Please pass it along to your faculty colleagues, but we ask that you not post the brief in its entirety on social media or other public […]

February Message

OPSEU Local 415 condemns the ongoing truck convoy protest. We respect and support everyone’s right to peacefully protest, but this occupation has long passed that point.  To all of our members impacted by the protest, please reach out to us if you require any support, including accessing resources from the college. Our local also has […]

Bargaining Update Feb 4

Many thanks to the 700+ faculty who turned out to the Province-wide Bargaining Update webinar on February 2nd, and to the additional hundreds of faculty who’ve been attending local bargaining Q&As.  There has been incredible engagement at these events, along with fantastic questions and feedback from those who have been able to attend.  The message has been […]

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