OPSEU now has the exclusive right to represent all part-time support officers when it comes to negotiating the working conditions of these employees. We have not been informed through local OPSEU representatives and would suggest that, if you have specific questions about them, you will pass them on to the regional offices of OPSEU. Yes, collective agreements always require the employer to deduct union dues from employees` wage cheques and to pay dues to the union. Any co-op student we hire as part of their training program, graduated from a college during the 12-month period immediately after graduation or university training by the graduate, if the job is related to certification, registration or accreditation requirement (this may include: athletics coach, HR assistant (any graduate who works at the university to obtain hours of work for certification, licensing, i.e. CHRP, CGA, etc., Hum Guelphber or Humber-Co-op students or a co-op student from the post-secondary institution). The vote took place in universities in June 2016. After the vote, the ballot boxes were placed under seal because Ontario law stipulates that at least 35 per cent of the workers involved must have signed union cards to allow for a certification vote. Since then, the Labour Council has found that the threshold has been reached. The College Employees Council (CEC) and the Ontario Public Service Workers Union (OPSEU) have entered into a two-year interim collective agreement for part-time workers. For more information, visit this Humber hrs.humber.ca/updates website, CECBargaining.ca and opseu.org/sector/college-support-part-time.
After certification, the union submits in writing to the College Employer Council, which represents the 24 Ontario Colleges, the negotiation of the first collective agreement. A collective agreement is a contract that describes the working conditions of all employees. As you may recall, on May 31, 2016, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) applied to the Labour Council of Ontario to become the union for all part-time support employees (including student staff) in the Ontario College system. Your local is always in need of help; You will be a steward, represent your local on committees, participate in events, etc. The Council confirmed that 35.2 per cent of the workers involved signed cards. We also received the advice of the College Employer Council that the majority voted in favour of MEMBERSHIP of OPSEU and that OPSEU is now officially recognized as a representative of part-time support staff at Ontario colleges.