College full-time support delegates, alternates and observers met in-person and virtually at the Sheraton Hotel in Toronto on April 30 to set their demands for the 2022 round of bargaining.

OPSEU/SEFPO President JP Hornick and OPSEU/SEFPO First Vice-President/Treasurer Laurie Nancekivell set the tone for the two-day meeting. The newly elected President delivered a rousing message that hit all the right notes with members who share so much with Hornick, a college faculty member.

Following speeches, bargaining team members took turns presenting slide deck information dealing with the demands submitted and the bargaining environment.

Delegates built the demand set, and, for ease of organization, the team condensed some 600 demand submissions into 46 recommendations grouped into 13 categories. Each category was debated and voted upon:

  • wages
  • benefits
  • education
  • health and safety
  • holidays
  • job postings
  • job security
  • layoff and recall
  • leaves of absence
  • other (new)
  • union matters
  • vacation
  • working conditions

Next Steps:

  • May 9-13: The team prepares bargaining proposals
  • June 2: The teams submits its notice to bargain.
  • Scheduled bargaining dates: June 13-16, July 18-22, August 8-12, August 22-September 2
  • August 31: The collective agreement expires.

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