Student Resources

Solidarity with CUPE education workers

You have hopefully received an email with a press release sharing OPSEU/SEFPO education workers will walk off the job this Friday in a show of solidarity with their CUPE colleagues in a province-wide protest against Stephen Lecce and the Ford government’s Bill 28. Please know that we’re ‘CAAT-A/College Faculty’, not ‘Education Workers/Sector 3’. Education workers…

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Information on college faculty bargaining for students

Dear Students: College faculty have agreed to go to voluntary binding interest arbitration to save the school year, and have asked the College Presidents to do the same. While we believe that the best deals are reached through continued negotiations, we know that the College Presidents will not engage with faculty about our proposals.  That’s…

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Getting Your Grades Sent to You in D2L

This is a resource to help students receive their grades as soon as they are entered on D2L. It provides the student with a secondary record of their grades in the form of a text message or email. The steps are: Click on your name in the upper right corner or the course homepage in…

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Response to Students Associations from Bargaining Team

Response to 15 College Students Associations Across Ontario Send Open Letter to College Employer Council, Ontario Public Service Employees Union, Ministry of Colleges and Universities Dear Student Leaders: Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts and perspective.  We understand the stress you are under, and share your concerns about the continued unrest.…

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Feb 8 LIVE Q&A for Students on Bargaining

On February 8 at 7pm, the faculty bargaining team, in conjunction with students, will be holding a LIVE Q&A Webinar to talk with students about what’s happening in bargaining, what faculty are asking for in order to better support students, and to answer questions that students may have.   Faculty are fighting for: More time to support students…

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Show your support for college faculty, take action today!

College faculty members represented by OPSEU/SEFPO are currently undertaking a work-to-rule strike action at Ontario’s 24 public colleges. This comes on the heels of a successful strike mandate, as voted by college faculty members, and after the imposition of terms and conditions by the employer in December.  As such, college faculty are only performing the…

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Work-to-rule and Bargaining FAQ for Students

Dear Students, As you may be aware, faculty (academic employees) at Ontario’s 24 colleges, represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), and the College Employer Council (CEC), on behalf of the province’s colleges, have been working to negotiate a new collective agreement, which expired on September 30, 2021. The purpose of this ‘frequently…

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Ten things Ontario College students should know about their professors’ current bargaining with the Colleges

ON DECEMBER 15, 2021 BY ONTARIOCOLLEGEPROFIN 2021 ONTARIO COLLEGE BARGAINING 1. The faculty union represents over 15,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians at the 24 Ontario public Colleges. 2. Because College management refuses to present an offer that addresses faculty’s main concerns in this round of bargaining, faculty will begin “work to rule” in January. That means that faculty…

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