“We ask that government take an honest approach to restructuring the school board system that respects existing collective agreements and school board employees and does not legislate away labour rights in order to dictate their own terms." — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
“It is a mystery to me how turning good jobs into lower paid part-time jobs is supposed to improve the delivery of quality education,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
"Downloading the cost of education onto students and their families does nothing to improve Ontario’s economy or create a strong well-trained workforce,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
"I want to congratulate college faculty on negotiating a tentative contract that helps to protect and enshrine quality education for students." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
After tough negotiations a tentative agreement has been reached for the support staff in Ontario's colleges.
“Losing these good jobs, affects not only the staff members but their families and the communities in which they live and the stores they shop at.” — Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
“Support staff do the work that is not seen but is necessary to keep the schools functioning.”— Joan Jessome, NSGEU President.
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“Whoever wins the upcoming Ontario election, we will hold them to account with regards to committing to quality post-secondary education,” said Thomas.
“We always knew Hudak’s positions on a score of issues were extremist, but a job-killing plan on this scale will help destroy the economic health of communities across Ontario." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
“By speaking with Ministers Cadieux and McRae, we were able to express our members’ frustrations, and to lobby for our members’ rights and their working conditions,” says Darryl Walker, BCGEU President.
MGEU/NUPGE members hope conciliation will help achieve a fair and reasonable settlement.
Preparations will now begin to negotiate a new collective agreement for the information technology members.
Negotiations are over for instructors at five B.C. colleges. New contract contains improvements to wages and benefits.
Two years of negotiations resulting wage increases and some market adjustments for professors.