The contract battle at the college level sounds a lot like what’s brewing between elementary and high school teachers and the province.
Ontario colleges are asking post-secondary teachers unions to accept a two-year wage freeze and cancel a strike vote set for Sept. 10th.
The Colleges’ bargaining team warns there is a very real chance college faculty could go on stirke right at the beginning of the school year.
Chair Sonia Del Missier says the Colleges feel they are offering a fair deal.
Faculty Union officials say their sticking points are treatment of part time faculty, academic freedom and increased workloads because of online learning.
Del Missier says the union’s demands would cost the Colleges $200=million over two years.