On­tario col­lege teach­ers 68% in favour of strike

The Peterborough Examiner - - NEWS - -- Post­media Net­work

Col­lege teach­ers from across the prov­ince voted 68 per cent in favour of a strike man­date in a vote con­ducted Thurs­day. Staff at all 24 col­leges across the prov­ince, in­clud­ing Flem­ing Col­lege in Peterborough, cast bal­lots to de­cide whether or not to give their union a strike man­date as con­tract ne­go­ti­a­tions con­tinue. OPSEU’s bar­gain­ing unit chair­woman J.P. Hor­nick asked the more than 12,000 teach­ers it rep­re­sents to sup­port the strike man­date to give them more power when ne­go­ti­at­ing with the prov­ince. Hor­nick, how­ever, said she re­mains hope­ful that the strike man­date vote will not end up on the picket lines. Col­lege ne­go­tia­tors have of­fered a 7.5 per cent wage in­crease over four years in­creas­ing max­i­mum wages for full-time in­struc­tors to $115,094 by 2020, Re­sults of the vote were not avail­able at press time.

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