Current Negotiations

The CEC and the Part-Time Support Staff bargaining teams started negotiations in January 2024.

On January 31, 2024, the current collective agreement for the Part-Time Support Staff unionized membership will expire. The current collective agreement will remain in effect until a new one is negotiated.

Scheduled bargaining dates:

  • January 29 
  • January 30
  • January 31
  • February 1
  • February 2
  • March 25
  • March 26
  • March 27
  • March 28
  • June 5
  • June 6
  • June 7

About the CEC

The College Employer Council (CEC) is the government-mandated bargaining agent for the 24 Ontario publicly-funded Colleges in negotiating collective agreements with unionized staff. This means the CEC negotiates on behalf of the Colleges at the bargaining table.

About the Union

Currently, there are three unionized groups in the College sector.
These unionized groups are represented by the Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU).

The CEC and OPSEU bargaining teams also have College employees that join the bargaining teams for the course of negotiations. 

The three unionized groups in the College sector are:

CAAT-A: Academic Employees CAAT-FTSS: Full-time Support Staff CAAT-PTSS: Part-time Support Staff
Full-time and partial-load instructors, professors, librarians, and counsellors. Examples of members in this group include technicians and technologists, clerks, assistants, analysts, tutors, and facilities operators. Individuals who regularly work 24 hours per week or less in positions or classifications such as office, clerical, technical, health care, maintenance, building service, shipping,
transportation, cafeteria, and nursery staff.
The current collective agreement expires on September 30, 2024

The current collective agreement expires on August 31, 2025

The current collective agreement expired on January 31, 2024