Strike date set in College labour dispute

September 29, 2017 by

opseuFaculty at Ontario’s public colleges will be in a legal position to strike in just over two weeks.

OPSEU has confirmed October 15 at 12:01 a.m. as the time a legal strike or lockout could begin.  The date was issued by a conciliator after college faculty requested a “no-board” report last week.

The union said in a statement it set the date to encourage their employer to get down to business and work at the bargaining table to reach a fair settlement.

It says their bargaining team will do everything in its power to achieve that settlement.

A strike has the potential to impact students at all 24 colleges in Ontario, including Algonquin College’s Campus in Perth.

The union said key bargaining issues relate to education quality and the ongoing exploitation of contract faculty.

OPSEU represents more than 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians at the province’s colleges. Their collective agreement expires on Saturday