Staff at Assiniboine Community College and Red River College have been without a contract for ten months. After 35 bargaining sessions, their employers have refused to negotiate any meaningful improvements to wages or health benefits.
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MGEU files complaint with the Manitoba Labour Board while employees make plans to picket.
'This group has asked for nothing more than the template wage offer made to all others and to retain their current agreement.' - Carol Furlong.
Students, faculty and staff at the college refused to cross a picket line set up by striking workers.
'This vote is not an endorsement of the imposed terms and conditions or the employer’s last offer. Fear of a strike, according to most reports, was a key factor.'
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Ontario Public Service Employees Union says mail-in ballots remain to be counted over the next 10 days.
Date pushed back to accommodate Feb. 10 vote on a concession-laced management offer that the union is encouraging all faculty members to reject.
'We have a solution if the colleges are serious about addressing our issues.' - Ted Montgomery, chair of the OPSEU bargaining team.
Faculty members cast ballots across the province after management walked away from the bargaining table.