College faculty will vote February 10

Vote will happen one day before OPSEU's strike deadline

TORONTO, Feb. 3 /CNW/ - College faculty will have the opportunity to vote on the colleges' final offer on Wednesday, February 10 - the day before OPSEU's February 11 strike deadline. The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) will oversee a final offer vote to be held at all 24 colleges.

"We are very pleased that the OLRB was able to ensure that the vote can be held before the February 11 strike deadline," said Dr. Rachael Donovan, chair of the colleges' bargaining team.

The vote will ask college faculty to accept or reject the colleges' final offer.

"This is a fair and reasonable offer and one that we hope faculty will support," said Dr. Donovan. "If the majority of faculty votes in favour of the final offer, there will be a full collective agreement in place, the strike will be avoided, and we can all focus our attention on our students and their success."

The colleges' final offer is a three-year deal that includes:

    -   A 5.9% salary increase
    -   New maximum salary of $102,186 by September 1, 2011 - an increase of
        approximately $5,650 over the previous collective agreement maximum
    -   Workload protections contained in the last collective agreement are
        enhanced based on the recommendations of the Joint Workload

Details of the offer can be found at


For further information: For further information: David Scott, (416) 786-1641

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