August 29, 2012
We have been advised, the Union has accepted the following agreement subject to ratification:
Here are the highlights:
We will provide you with more details as they become available.
August 23, 2012
On Wednesday, August 22, 2012 the parties met with the Ministry of Labour and a strike vote was scheduled for Monday, September 10, 2012. Please note there are no advanced polls. The location of the polls will be announced as we get closer to the date.
The parties have not been able to reach an agreement despite working with a conciliator for the past two weeks. The Colleges’ have asked the conciliator to advise the Ministry of Labour that conciliation has not been successful to date. If OPSEU receives a strike mandate on September 10, 2012, the union would be in a legal position to strike on September 15, 2012.
The Colleges’ proposal is in line with the Governments’ expectation to freeze wage increases in the public sector and does not ask for any concessions from faculty. The Government has been clear that it will not fund wage increases nor will it support increased costs to service delivery.
Management Proposal – Highlights:
There is still time to reach a negotiated settlement with 5 days of bargaining remaining before the contract expires on August 31, 2012.
We remain hopeful a settlement will be reached.
We will keep you up-to-date as the process unfolds. Updates will be posted on the website: http://www.humber.ca/update, in the Bargaining News icon located on your FirstClass desktop and will be distributed by email.
If you have any questions please contact me.
July 31, 2012
The College Employers Council and OPSEU, representing more than 10,000 college faculty in Ontario are currently in the midst of negotiating a new collective agreement. They have agreed to the services of a Ministry of Labour conciliator when talks resume on August 14, 2012. The faculty's contract expires on August 31, 2012.
There have been 10 days of bargaining thus far and there are another 11 days scheduled between now and the expiry of the Collective Agreement.
Staff, students and parents can be assured that Humber College is monitoring the situation and that contingency plans are being developed. In the meantime, both bargaining teams are committed to reaching a settlement by the Fall term.
Further updates with regard to academic staff bargaining will be provided as the process unfolds.
All information is also posted to the corporate email system under the "Bargaining News 2012" conference on your FirstClass Desktop.