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College Support Part-time

Following the largest union organizing drive in Canadian history, in 2018 roughly 20,000 college part-time support staff became members of OPSEU. They perform a wide variety of functions that support students and staff of Ontario’s public colleges network.
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Without education, there can be no progress

January 24 is the second annual International Day of Education, a timely opportunity to reflect on the importance of education in societies around the world, and particularly here in Ontario.  The UN’s aim in creating the day was to underscore how central education is to our collective well-being, and to protect it not only as...

Students and employees should not be paying the price for college underfunding

Toronto – A crisis of chronic government underfunding is plaguing Ontario’s colleges, which need to stop ignoring the concerns of their employees, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. College employees provide vital assistance to international students academically, culturally and locally by providing many services in and out of the classroom. They provide students with advice on...

Support the provincewide student walkout

On March 18, 2019, OPSEU sent the following email to all members in the College Support and College Faculty Divisions: On Wednesday, March 20 students will walk out of class to protest the Ford government’s attacks on students and the organizations that represent them. OPSEU stands with students in their opposition to the Ford government’s...

‘History has been made:’ After a long fight, part-time college support staff represented by OPSEU ratify first deal

Toronto – Hailing it as a victory for working people everywhere – particularly those stuck in precarious jobs – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas has announced that 20,000 part-time support workers at Ontario’s colleges have voted to ratify their first-ever collective agreement. “History has been made,” said Thomas. “OPSEU and this large group of workers...

College Support Part-time workers vote on Thursday, February 21!

All College Support Part-time workers will have the chance to vote on their first-ever collective agreement on Thursday, February 21. This is an historic moment for college workers across the province, and a testament to the hard work of activists and organizers and generations of Ontario college workers. Your bargaining team strongly recommends that you...

DBplus information webinars for college part-time employees

Designed to meet the needs those who work part time and on contract in the colleges, DBplus provides you with the opportunity to earn a valuable defined benefit (DB) pension with a fixed contribution rate, matched dollar for dollar by your employer. Your pension under DBplus includes the valuable features members want: a secure lifetime...

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Saturday, April 18, 2020
To Sunday, April 19, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Saturday, March 7, 2020
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
To Thursday, April 2, 2020
9:00 AM to 2:00 PM


Bargaining Team

Marilou Martin, A/Supervisor
Ted Claeys, Local 124 at Lambton College, Chair
Duncan McFarlane, Local 416 at Algonquin College, Vice-chair
Jennifer Ayotte, Local 656 at Cambrian College
Christopher Millado, Local 557 at George Brown College
Connie Collins, Local 137 at St. Clair College
Janice Hagan, Local 561 at Seneca College, College Support Sector Chair
Heather Fathi, Negotiator