January 2022

January 5, 2022 – Work-To-Rule Faculty Town Hall was held.
WTR Provincewide Meeting Slides – January 5, 2022

January 14, 2022 – OPSEU/SEFPO Files Unfair Labour Practice Complaint Against CEC. Specifically, the complaint centres on the ways in which the CEC team and certain colleges “…have blatantly interfered with the rights of OPSEU’s members to choose to demonstrate support for their bargaining agent’s position during contract negotiations” and have attempted to silence support for the union to gain “an unfair advantage in bargaining.”  The ULP also asserts that they “have also interfered with the Union’s right to seek support from its members, and to engage in strike activity that is free from undue influence and threats of reprisal.”
ULP Complaint

January 20, 2022 – A forced offer vote will be held online from 9 am on February 15th to 3 pm on February 17th. You are being asked to vote on the last offer presented by the College Employer Council (CEC), which is virtually unchanged from its November 23rd offer. Faculty have already rejected this with the strike mandate we handed down in December. Please see the “Why Vote to Reject?” and “Forced Offer Vote” posts for more details.
REJECTING the Employer’s Forced Offer

January 26, 2022 – This week, the CEC distributed a chart that tries to make an attractive offer that offers negligible improvements in some areas and no improvements in others.  Attached, please find the Bargaining Team’s chart analyzing the CEC’s offer, and an explanation of some of the consequences that faculty will suffer if we vote to accept that offer for the next three years. Please see the “CEC Offer Debunked” post for more details.
Faculty Issues – CEC Offer Debunked
Video One – “Costs”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8w-ucW0oCEU
Video Two – “The Issues”: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGQ9TCjt8Qc

January 31, 2022 – Watch the latest video from the team, which reviews what’s missing from the CEC’s final offer, and how they are using anti-union captive audience communications techniques to force faculty to read their messaging. Attached please find a simple reference sheet, “Five Reasons to Reject the CEC’s Forced Offer.”  This document provides a quick overview for faculty on why the CEC’s offer fails to address faculty and student needs.
Five Reasons to Reject