December 2021

December 2, 2021 – Strike authorization vote is confirmed for December 9th to 11th at 3:00PM. Provincewide Bargaining Update Meetings will take place on December 7th and 8th from 6:30PM to 8:00PM. Please see the Bargaining Update for more details.

December 7, 2021 – Write Your College President campaign is underway. The Auditor General released their report on private and public colleges in Ontario. Please see the Bargaining Update for more details.
Write Your College President
Private Career Colleges Oversight
Public Colleges Oversight

December 9, 2021 – The meeting notes from the provincewide faculty meetings held on December 7th and 8th are attached. We are also including the faculty team’s response to the CEC’s recent “Strike Vote FAQ”, in which we address some of the misleading statements that have recently been published by the CEC in advance of the strike mandate vote. A FAQ about voting (including a phone number to call if you have any problems voting) can be found at:  College Faculty Strike Vote
Please see the Bargaining Update for more details.
Partial Load Faculty Meeting – December 7
All Faculty Meeting – December 8
Response to CEC’s FAQ

December 11, 2021 – College faculty vote 59.4% in favour of strike mandate. Please see Strike Vote Results for more details.

December 12, 2021 – Unfortunately, the Colleges and CEC team have rejected faculty’s offer to extend the existing Collective Agreement until at least January 3, and have opted to impose terms and conditions of their choosing on Monday, December 13. Faculty will be providing the required 5-day notice of labour action to the CEC as a result, and can begin work-to-rule, which will begin first with the union Locals, as of December 18.  Details will follow shortly. Please see the Bargaining Update for more details.

December 13, 2021 – Starting today, the Colleges have imposed terms and conditions. The faculty team provides details about the terms and conditions in their Bargaining Update. Work action will commence on December 18th.

December 17, 2021 – OPSEU/SEFPO stands in support of college faculty members.

December 18, 2021 – Work-To-Rule Phase 1 begins. Guidelines and FAQ are posted at the top of the page.

December 21, 2021 – Work-To-Rule Phase 2 will begin on January 3, 2022. Guidelines have been posted at the top of the page. We have also included a one-page summary document about the current state of negotiations, for your ease of reference.
Negotiations Summary