“They can’t just opt out of the law. We expect all colleges to take note of this decision and make the necessary changes." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President
MGEU/NUPGE members have negotiated improvements to the collective agreement at the bargaining table.
Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD) planning to contract out the work of Custodial staff and eliminate the Administrative Assistant and Clerk positions.
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"You have to wonder how many more positions they are planning to cut without telling the public, the workers affected, or their union," says NAPE/NUPGE President-elect Jerry Earle. "Do we have to ask about every single job in the public service to get a straight answer?”
Vocational instructors back bargaining proposals with support for strike.
The new collective agreement includes a wage increase of at least 5.5 per cent over the life of the contract, local improvements and language that better supports the faculty’s work.
“We are saddened by this development, but we appreciate that Nipissing is working with the union in an effort to minimize the impact on staff throughout this process." — Rob Boulet, President, OPSEU Local 608, Nipissing University.
News that Ottawa's Algonquin College is offering diplomas in a Saudi Arabian college raises concerns for the President of OPSEU.
Outstanding issues include wages, job security and displacement rights, and job classification and appeal process.
“It is important now that we all continue to be vigilant and proactive as these recommendations are being implemented.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President.
"The Colleges Ontario report shows a disturbing lack of respect for, and awareness of, what it takes to deliver on their promises." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
Union will ensure collective agreement is respected.
Lengthy round of bargaining concludes with a collective agreement on par with that of other public sector workers.
Congratulations to MGEU/NUPGE member Barry Chetyrbok on being recognized for his valuable contributions to the Apprenticeship system.