Ontario colleges set to vote on tentative agreement with employer
A tentative agreement has been reached between Ontario’s colleges and the union representing its faculty, just in time for the start of the school year.
Faculty members at all Ontario colleges will vote on the agreement reached with the College Employer Council. Details of the agreement will be released when it is ratified.
A spokesman for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union — which represents more than 12,000 full-time and partial-load faculty members across the province — says it was a productive round of negotiations.
In a statement issued at the start of negotiations in June, the union noted that college workers were concerned about the effect of years of under funding in post-secondary education.
There's still no indication whether there has been movement on a new agreement between Queen's Park and the province's elementary school teachers, whose contracts expire at the end of this month.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne has stressed there will be no new money for salary increases.
With files from The Canadian Press