Colleges, part-time support staff reach first collective agreement
Message from Nicole Perreault, director, Human Resources:
I’m pleased to share that the first-ever collective agreement for part-time support staff in Ontario’s colleges, including Niagara College, was ratified by support staff part-time employees on Feb. 21.
This two-year agreement was the result of nine months of collective bargaining between the College Employer Council (CEC), representing Ontario’s 24 colleges, and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). The agreement provides terms and conditions for more than 14,000 part-time support staff and student employees province-wide, including 700 at Niagara College. It also ensures that the many part-time employees who are current students can continue to access part-time opportunities during their studies.
Niagara College’s Human Resources department will be working closely with staff to implement the new agreement over the coming weeks. Updates will be posted to www.niagaracollege.ca/hr. Staff with questions about the agreement are also encouraged to contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.