Education and Training

October 16, 2017

“Unfortunately, Council refused to agree on even the no-cost items, such as longer contracts for contract faculty and academic freedom” —  JP Hornick, Chair, union bargaining team

October 12, 2017

 "Tuesday was another frustrating day of bargaining, during which our employer once again refused to consider key faculty issues. They have walked away from the table" —  JP Hornick, union bargaining team chair

October 2, 2017

“It is hypocritical of the colleges, who promise students a good job and a bright future, to turn around and force thousands of contract staff into jobs with low pay, no benefits, and no job security of any kind.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 30, 2017

“Right now, our contracting out language saves people, but this new language is a step forward because it gives us an opportunity to save the work and save the jobs. That’s not only good for current staff, but for the next generation of workers as well." — Janice Hagan, chair of OPSEU's College Support Division 

August 24, 2017

. “I strongly encourage everyone to support their leadership team which is recommending that members vote yes on August 29.”  — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

August 9, 2017

“College faculty are committed to providing high-quality education for the hundreds of thousands of students who rely on Ontario colleges to prepare them for the rest of their lives. It’s time for management to listen to their expertise on how best to do that.” — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

July 5, 2017

Union says contract is fair and equitable for both sides.

June 29, 2017

The pay equity adjustments for the 3 groups will cost $8.4 million over 10 years. The pay increase at the end of the 10 years will result in hourly rates' increases from as low as just over $2 to as high as almost $9 per hour, depending on the classifications.

June 12, 2017

“It affirms once again that workers’ right to unionize and take part in collective bargaining is a right protected by the Charter, and it lets governments know that violating that right comes with a price tag." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

June 5, 2017

Teachers look for a stronger voice in the workplace with the BCGEU/NUPGE.