Ontario College Faculty Ratify Agreement

61% vote in favour of a three-year deal with 4.5% salary increase over the length of the deal.

TORONTO, Sept. 23, 2014 /CNW/ - In a province-wide vote, faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges today ratified the agreement negotiated between the Colleges' Bargaining Team and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

Approximately 61% of votes were cast in favour of the agreement, according to unofficial results. The Ontario Labour Relations Board will confirm the vote results in the coming days.

College faculty agreed to a three-year deal with a 1.2% salary increase in the first year, 1.5% in the second year, and 1.8% in the third year. The parties mutually agreed to address some staffing, benefits, and workload issues.

"Today's results are great news for students, parents, faculty, and the colleges. I was very pleased that the colleges and the Union were able to reach an acceptable settlement in a timely fashion." said Sonia Del Missier, Vice-President Academic at Cambrian College and Chair of the Colleges' Bargaining Team.

SOURCE: College Employer Council

For further information: For media inquiries: College Employer Council, David Scott, 416-786-1641


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