TORONTO – The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) has released the times and dates for an upcoming union representation vote for thousands of part-time support staff at Ontario’s 24 community colleges.
In a June 13 ruling, the OLRB ordered that the vote take place from June 20 to 30. The vote applies to all part-time support staff who worked for a college during the 2015-16 academic year, as well as those who had an “employment relationship” with a college on May 31, 2016.
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas strongly encouraged all part-time college support staff to cast a ballot and become members of his 130,000-strong union.
“This vote gives part-time college support staff the chance to make their voices heard on issues that matter to them, in the workplace and beyond,” said Thomas. “They have a chance to say YES to real, meaningful change for themselves, for their families, and for future generations of college workers.
“To every part-time support staff worker in every college, I say, ‘It’s taken half a century to make this vote happen. Don’t let this opportunity pass you by.’”
Part-time college support staff may vote at any college in the province.
For more information: Warren (Smokey) Thomas, 613-329-1931