Faculty at Ontario’s 24 colleges have ratified a new two-year collective agreement on Monday.
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) says the agreement, which received 88 per cent approval, includes job security improvements for partial-load workers and helps clarify the role of coordinators.
OPSEU president Warren “Smokey” Thomas said the deal became possible when the College Employer Council withdrew its demands.
"I commend the college faculty bargaining team and all of our faculty members on the achievement of this new agreement," he said in a press release. "They have successfully defended our education system against some truly terrible proposals by the College Employer Council, which would have undermined Ontario's colleges for years to come."
The new agreement does not include any wage gains and replaces the previous agreement that expired on Aug. 31, 2012.
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