Timeline for the 2017 Ontario College Faculty Negotiations

Timeline for Ontario College Faculty Collective Agreement Negotiations

July 4-7, 2017

August 1, 2017  

August 1 – 23, 2017

August 14-21, 2017

August 21-Sept 4

August 23, 2017

August 24, 2017

September 5, 2017

September 14, 2017

September 18, 2017

September 21, 2017

September 28, 2017

September 30, 2017

October 1, 2017

October 16, 2016

October 26, 2017

November 2, 2017

November 2, 2017

November 6, 2017

November 6, 2017

November 7, 2017

November 14, 2017

November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

November 16, 2017

November 19, 2017
Faculty team and College Employer Council (CEC) present initial bargaining goals. CEC tables initial proposal

CEC tabled an “offer of settlement” that expires August 24, 2017

The Faculty team consults with the 24 Local Presidents, BAC and advisors.

Faculty return to work from summer vacations.

Faculty are prepping courses for the return to school.

The Faculty team officially rejects the CEC offer.

Faculty team tables a comprehensive offer of settlement that includes improvements on 16 faculty demands

CEC rejects the Faculty Team Offer.

Fall semester begins

Faculty at Ontario’s 24 colleges vote 65% in favour of a strike mandate.

Faculty and Union return to bargaining table.

Colleges request “no board report” in preparation for Pending strike.

CEC rejected the offer of settlement presented by OPSEU.

Legal strike or Lockout date set for October 15, 2017.

Date the Collective Agreement for 12,000 Ontario College faculty, counsellors & librarians expired.

Ontario College faculty, counsellors & librarians are working without a contract.

12,000 Ontario College Faculty, Counsellors & Librarians engage in a legal strike

Rally in front of MAESD head office in Toronto

Rally with faculty, counsellors & librarians in Queen’s Park

Negotiations resumed between CEC and OPSEU

Negotiations broke down between CEC and OPSEU

At 12:40pm The CEC releases a News Release on the Canadian News Wire stating that “OPSEU has stonewalled negotiations”

Ontario Labour Board schedules forced vote November 14-16, 2017.

Faculty begin vote on Management’s Final Offer issued November 6th.

Final count announced – 95% of Ontario Faculty, Counsellors & Librarians voted. 85% rejected Management’s Final Offer.

Negotiations to resume in the afternoon.

At 5:00pm Colleges and OPSEU reach an alleged impasse and breakdown of negotiations.

At 6:24pm The CEC publishes a News Release on the Canadian News wire accusing the colleges of additional demands that forced the talks to breakdown.

Premier Wynne proposes back-to-work legislation to put an end to the strike.

Ontario Government Legislated faculty back to work with Bill 178.