FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2019 TORONTO — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Premier Doug Ford’s 10 per cent cut to college and university tuition fees is a recipe for disaster and is a full frontal attack on democracy. “Today was really about cuts to funding for Ontario post-secondary institutions. That’s bad news for … Continue reading Tuition cuts come with steep cost for students and education: OPSEU
Colleagues, Happy New Year! We hope that 2019 is a good one for all of us. As we begin the new year and new term, there are just a few items that we want to remind you about: Workload Referrals Although you have already signed and agreed to your SWF for the Winter Term (for … Continue reading Faculty Memo (January 2019)
I recently received an email from my Associate Dean with the salutation of ‘Dear Colleagues’. This has been my standard opening to many of my memos to you, my fellow faculty; however, this particular use from my manager re-played in my thoughts and I subsequently spent some time considering why.
Imagine making the choice between getting a badly-needed root canal or paying your rent. Imagine having to refuse a child help towards the chance towards a post-secondary education. Imagine driving an unsafe vehicle and, when it inevitably becomes undriveable, being turned down on financing for another.
The new collective agreement (CA) has been in effect since late December and, as such, this seems a good time to provide an update on the effects of the most recent round of bargaining on labour relations at Niagara College and system-wide.