ON college faculty union seeks strike date amidst negotiations

September 28, 2017

The union representing 12,000 Ontario college faculty is seeking a strike date as talks with the province’s colleges are still ongoing. Last week, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union said that it had requested a “no board” report along with a conciliator in an effort to “trigger real negotiations.” The colleges’ bargaining team leader Sonia Del Missier, however, has responded that “continued threats by the union to strike are not going to help us reach a negotiated settlement. The union repeatedly states that it wants to avoid a strike. Yet, after just two days of bargaining (last week), the union chose to start the strike countdown clock.” The two sides continued bargaining this Monday. Toronto Star