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Component Bargaining

December 7, 2017

"Our members' patience and commitment to the union's fight for a better deal were key to getting this deal." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

December 5, 2017

“This has been a long, arduous, and difficult round of bargaining" — Jerry Earle, NAPE President

December 1, 2017

“This just shows what faculty have been saying all along: college administrators are making decisions about academic programs that they are not qualified to make.” — JP Hornick, OPSEU/NUPGE

November 27, 2017

Thomas said it was “ironic, but not funny” that the government had passed Bill 148, which improves certain labour standards, “just a few days after it had walked all over the Charter rights of more than 12,000 workers.”

November 17, 2017

The contract will be presented to NBU/NUPGE members working as instructors in the community college sector.

November 16, 2017

“With cooperation from Council at the bargaining table I believe we can settle this strike in short order.” — JP Hornick, OPSEU's Chair of the faculty bargaining team

November 15, 2017

“If the minister can tell the colleges how to spend the money they’ve saved, she can tell them how to bargain fairly as well. I encourage her to do so this weekend.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 14, 2017

"A year and a half may seem a long time, but there are important issues that require urgent attention. British Columbians can't wait a year and a half for real solutions." — Stephanie Smith, BCGEU President

November 10, 2017

“College presidents should get back to the bargaining table and settle this strike now before they do any more damage to a college system that students and our economy depend on.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

November 7, 2017

“Negotiation is the only way to go at this juncture. I agree completely with recent statements by the Premier and by Advanced Education Minister Deb Matthews that the solution to this strike is at the bargaining table.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President