College Employer Council negotiate a tentative agreement with OPSEU/SEFPO Part-Time College Support Staff

June 28, 2021
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TORONTO, June 28, 2021 /CNW/ - After two days of negotiations, the College Employer Council (CEC) has struck a tentative deal with the CAAT-Part-Time Support Staff. This new tentative contract provides the Colleges, its part-time support staff, and students with much-needed stability after the unprecedented times' everyone faced throughout the global COVID-19 pandemic.

"The CEC is optimistic that by bargaining with the theme 'a future together', we can continue to foster and grow a positive employer-employee relationship that puts students' needs first," said CEC CEO Graham Lloyd. "The fact that both bargaining teams were able to reach a tentative agreement after only 12 hours at the table shows the collective dedication to creating a positive working relationship at the Colleges."

Details of the tentative agreement won't be released until OPSEU/SEFPO's members in part-time college support have had a chance to review. The date of the ratification vote will be announced soon.

In July, the Colleges will be once again meeting with OPSEU/SEFPO at the table to negotiate the CAAT-A Full-Time and Partial Load Academics collective agreement which expires on September 30, 2021.

"We look forward to continuing the positive momentum of a future together, working collectively to ensure students are a top priority as we strengthen the College system," said Lloyd. "Huge thanks to the teams on both sides for their hard work on negotiating this agreement."

About College Employer Council

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. In addition, the CEC provides a variety of services for the College system such as advice and guidance on human resource issues, Collective Agreement administration, research, and is the policyholder for group benefits.