The OPSEU determines the amount of a possible deduction from union dues and the date depends on a number of factors, including the implementation of a collective agreement. We will inform staff once we have been informed of these details by OPSEU. The Board of Directors confirmed that 35.2% of affected employees signed cards. We have also received a notification from the College Employer Council that the majority voted in favour of OPSEU membership and that OPSEU is now officially recognized as a representative of part-time assistance staff at Ontario colleges. All faculties: their starting salary is based on a formula defined in the collective agreement. The union has the legal right to strike if negotiations between the college and the union on working and employment conditions are not successful. The colleges commit to working with the union to conclude this negotiation and avoid a work stoppage. The existing full-time assistance collective agreement does not apply to part-time assistance staff, so a separate collective agreement must be negotiated. After certification, the union gives written notice to the College Employer Council, which represents Ontario`s 24 colleges, to negotiate the first collective agreement.
A collective agreement is a contract that defines the working conditions of all employees. The vote took place at universities in June 2016. After the vote, the ballot boxes were sealed, as Ontario`s law requires that at least 35 per cent of affected employees have signed union cards to allow for a certification vote. Since then, the Council of Labour Ministers has found that the threshold has been reached. Each co-op student we hire as part of their training program, a college graduate during the 12-month period following the graduate`s completion of their studies or courses at the university, when the job is related to a certification, registration or bachelor`s degree requirement (this may include: athletic trainers, HR assistants (any graduate working at the university to obtain hours of work for certification, license to obtain, i.e. CHRP, CGA, etc., Guelph-Humber or Humber Co-op Student or any post-secondary student cooperative). The College Employer Council (CEC) and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) have entered into a two-year interim collective agreement for part-time assistance employees. You can find more information on this humber site hrs.humber.ca/updates , CECBargaining.ca and opseu.org/sector/college-support-part-time. .