We all received the notice via email that the college entered into an agreement with Lambton, Sault, and Northern College last week; however, it is not clear to the Local that the other colleges have received this information. The details of that agreement are contained in the attached document: Multi-College Collaboration Model MOU 190109.pdf
The Local is monitoring this situation with respect to impact on programs and full time positions. The bullet in the communication that references avoiding “duplication” is of particular concern.
We are reviewing this in conjunction with the 2017 Price Waterhouse report attached “Fiscal Sustainability of Ontario Colleges Final Copy.pdf”, which called for a reduction in staff.
Pat Kennedy, President
OPSEU Local 415