February 2022

February 4, 2022 – Many thanks to the 700+ faculty who turned out to the Provincewide Bargaining Update webinar on February 2nd, and to the additional hundreds of faculty who’ve been attending local bargaining Q&As. Please see the Bargaining Update for more details.
Recording of the presentation and Q&A
February 2022 Bargaining Team Presentation

February 9, 2022 – Legal Brief Supports Faculty Proposals. OPSEU requested a legal brief on Bill 124 as it impacts our bargaining, from Christine Davies of the law firm Goldblatt Partners LLP.  The conclusions of this brief are clear: “In our view, the union’s proposals regarding workload do not offend Bill 124”, since the tabled faculty proposals “…do not result in an increase to salary or compensation, as defined by Bill 124.

February 11, 2022 – Please see the Bargaining Update for a look at the CEC’s long-term vision for the system, correction and clarification of the CEC’s claims this week, and a link to the provincewide student town hall.

February 18, 2022 – Ontario college faculty have rejected a contract offer from their employer and are calling on the College Employer Council to either come back to the table and finish the job of negotiating a collective agreement, or enter into voluntary binding interest arbitration. In voting this week, 62% per cent of you voted to reject Council’s January 17 offer. Please see the Bargaining Update for more details.

February 22, 2022 – As many of you enter the Reading/Intersession/Study/Engagement Week or Spring Break, here is a gentle reminder of the activities that you should continue as part of the Phase 1 and Phase 2 work-to-rule. It’s important to note that faculty are withdrawing their volunteer labour from the Colleges in order to demonstrate the essential value of what we actually do. Please see the Bargaining Update for more details.