The College Employer Council (CEC) filed an application with the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) yesterday for a forced-offer vote.
Their latest offer includes only a slight change from the offer they tabled on November 23, 2021. It also follows its decision to impose working conditions on faculty, rather than bargain a collective agreement that addresses faculty concerns around additional time with students and for online teaching, equity and precarious work.
The forced-offer vote will run online from 9 a.m. on Tuesday, February 15 through to 3 p.m. Thursday, February 17, 2022. Details on the voting process will be shared as soon as they have been confirmed by the OLRB.
The faculty bargaining team is strongly advising college faculty vote to reject the forced offer and send the CEC a strong message that faculty are bargaining for better for our students, our colleges and each other.