OPSEU NEWS RELEASE for November 30, 2017: “Suspensions at La Cité show why ‘academic freedom’ matters

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                                       November 30, 2017   Suspensions at La Cité show why ‘academic freedom’ matters: OPSEU   TORONTO – The suspension of four college professors at La Cité collégiale in Ottawa shows why college faculty must have the freedom, and the authority, to make decisions on academic matters, the Ontario Public Service […]

Strike Pay and Wynne admits faults

Strike Week Five Pay is now available in the union office, which has hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For those faculty picketing at Perth or Pembroke, or at other colleges, your cheque will be available at your home campus.   Cheques for Pembroke will be delivered there on Thursday.   ——————————————- Ontario Premier Kathleen […]

Update Sunday, November 19

Adele Yamada and Neil Hunter – their interviews regarding the return to work legislation on CBC Friday “All in a Day” show http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/programs/allinaday/back-to-work-reactions-1.4408202 Personal items left in the trailers We collected a number of items from the three trailers on Friday. They will be available for retrieval from the Union Office (C215b) this week.   Letter […]

Strike Bulletin #6 and Message to Students

Attached here please find a bulletin and message to students for distribution to all members ASAP.  In it you will find information about return to work and suggestions on how faculty can keep up the the momentum we have built. While the decision of the Wynne government to legislate us back is not the ideal way […]

OPSEU to government: disband College Employer Council

  November 16, 2017 OPSEU to government: disband College Employer Council TORONTO – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is calling on Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne to disband the College Employer Council, the “private club” that represents 24 public colleges in collective bargaining. “Today, after college faculty overwhelmingly rejected Council’s latest contract offer, we […]

College faculty reject contract, call on employer to get back to the table

November 16, 2017 College faculty reject contract, call on employer to get back to the table TORONTO – Ontario college faculty have rejected a contract offer from their employer and are calling on the College Employer Council to come back to the table this afternoon and finish the job of negotiating a collective agreement. In […]

Local 415 Strike Update

Voting on Forced Offer continues Wednesday There has been a very heavy turnout on the first day of voting based on reports from the Woodroffe lines with a resounding “Reject” based on members volunteering their voting preferences.  If you did not have a chance to vote on Tuesday, please vote ASAP on Wednesday. If you […]

Local 415 Strike Update

Voting on Forced Offer begins Tuesday at 9:00 am You may vote beginning Tuesday with the PIN sent to you from the OLRB to your Algonquin email address. Please vote as soon as possible. If you did not receive an email on November 13, 2017 outlining how to vote and providing a personalidentification number (PIN), you […]

Local 415 Strike Update

Email access for the Forced Offer Vote If you have not done so, please check that your college email password is valid. If it has expired, please contact IT at 5555 ASAP. Access to the password is crucial in order to vote November 14-16.   PIN numbers for voting available on Monday, November 13 – […]