Province-wide strike vote will be held Jan. 13 after management walks away from bargaining table.
Education and Training
9,000 teachers at Ontario's 24 community colleges will hold strike vote on Jan. 13.
Support staff at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish vote to join provincial public sector union.
'We tabled an offer that is affordable and which should have been acceptable. It is well within the range of other recent public sector agreements.' - Ted Montgomery.
“We are very pleased to welcome these new members at St. FX to the NSGEU/NUPGE. They will find a home here amongst our locals at other universities and colleges across the province” said NSGEU President Joan Jessome.
'Imposing a collective agreement is wrong, and it should stop now. If they want a strike, they will get a strike the likes of which they have never seen before.' - Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
'No alternative but to go to our membership and seek a strike mandate.' - OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
'New York City invests twice as much per student in public education as Toronto.'
Chronic government underfunding has created a problem for Canadian post-secondary institutions and their students.
OPSEU seeking Ontario Labour Relations Board hearing as soon as possible to resolve the impasse.