The parties have reached an agreement to enter binding interest arbitration and the strike that was scheduled to commence at 12:01 am on March 18, 2022, is called off. This also concludes all work-to-rule strike activities.
Greetings all: Yesterday, the faculty bargaining team invited the CEC to join us back to the table today and tomorrow (see letter below) with no preconditions, and they have agreed to meet on Thursday. Both parties will meet on Thursday to attempt to reach a negotiated settlement prior to the strike deadline at 12.01am Friday, March 18. As … Continue reading Bargaining continues Thursday
Announcement of Strike Deadline Dear Faculty, Today, three months after commencing work-to-rule action, we are setting a strike deadline in an effort to compel the College Employer Council (CEC) and the College Presidents to do either of the two things they have refused to do since bargaining began: Complete negotiations on faculty’s priority issues, or,Refer … Continue reading Announcement of Strike Deadline
WORK-TO-RULE PHASE 3 STARTS TOMORROW: DETAILS BELOW Greetings faculty: The Colleges’ team, via the CEC, continues to assert that they will not return to the bargaining table, nor agree to refer outstanding issues to interest arbitration, despite faculty having clearly rejected their final offer. Typically in bargaining, following a failed final offer vote, the employer … Continue reading Phase 3 Work-to-Rule Information
Dear CAAT-A Members, As the semester winds to a close, we wanted to reach out to keep you posted on the latest developments related to the conclusion of a new Collective Agreement. Mediation/Arbitration Scheduling In March, both sides agreed to go to interest arbitration before Arbitrator William Kaplan, who will oversee a process of mediation … Continue reading Update from the Bargaining Team
JP Hornick has been elected as the new President of OPSEU/SEFPO marking the first change in the union’s presidency in 15 years. Hornick is the Coordinator of the School of Labour at George Brown College, a long-time OPSEU/SEFPO leader and a women’s rights, equity, LGBTQ+ and HIV/AIDS activist. She ran for President on a platform of … Continue reading OPSEU/SEFPO welcomes new leadership: JP Hornick and Laurie Nancekivell
Greetings Faculty: A huge thank you to each of you for standing strong during a long and difficult round of bargaining. As you know by now, facing pressure from student organizations and the resolve of faculty, on Thursday evening–just one hour before the strike deadline–the College Employer Council (CEC) agreed to send matters to binding … Continue reading Bargaining and Arbitration update
Dear Faculty, Over the past two days, the bargaining team has met with close to 2,000 members at various Locals to address questions arising as a result of the strike deadline. The solidarity and resolve demonstrated by faculty in these meetings was simply inspiring. The faculty bargaining team is meeting with the College Employer team … Continue reading Bargaining Update: Sample Letters to Students