OPSECAAT meets with Liberal candidates and Minister of Health
August 1, 2007 - OPSECAAT activists today took their van to an
event outside of Belleville where they met with Minister of Health
and Long-Term Care and Deputy Premier George Smitherman.
Part-time college workers meet with MPP Jim Brownell
July 27, 2007 Liberal MPP Jim Brownell (Stormont-Dundas-Charlottenburgh)
reaffirmed his support for the rights of part-time workers at an event in
Iroquois today. more….
Couvrette confronts premier over rights for
part-timers at Scarborough nomination
July 24 2007 Part-time college workers had a brief hearing with Premier
McGuinty in Scarborough last night, although the premier made no promises.
July 18, 2007
OPSECAAT van with Jim Watson in West Toronto Today the OPSECAAT van dropped in
at a Liberal government event in West Toronto. Jim Watson, Minister of Health
Promotion, was at a supermarket at Dundas St. and Scarlett Road for an event.
Candy Lindsay, Vice-president of OPSECAAT was there with college workers to
discuss the issues with the Minister. more...
July 17, 2007
OPSECAAT van is still on the move Today the OPSECAAT van visited a Liberal government event in Weston. Candy Lindsay, Vice-president of OPSECAAT reminded Health and Long Term Care Minister George Smitherman of the need to move forward on rights for part-time college workers.
6, 2007 Gerretsen pledges support for part-time college workers. OPSECAAT and OPSEU
activists attended an event today and reminded, John Gerretsen, Minister of
Municipal Affairs and Housing, of the need to move forward on rights for
part-time college workers
If you want better wages and working conditions
for part-time employees at Ontario’s community
colleges, you’ve come to the right place.
Ontario colleges exploit over 17,000 part-time
workers, both faculty and support staff, as a
source of cheap labour. Part-timers are paid
less than full-timers. They have no job
security. They have few or no benefits.
Sometimes they even have to work for free.
How can the colleges treat them this way? Easy.
is the only province in Canada where it is
against the law for college part-timers to join
Without union rights, part-timers can’t bargain
a better deal for themselves. Part-timers have
no say in how the colleges treat
Part-time workers from Ontario’s 24 colleges met
Nov. 17-19 2006 to form the Organization of
Part-time and Sessional Employees of Colleges of
Applied Arts and Technology (OPSECAAT).
Members elected a 10-person executive (five from faculty, five from support).
OPSECAAT will be working in 2007 to sign up
members across the college system and to
advocate for changes to the Colleges Collective
Bargaining Act, in accordance with the November
Organization resolution, to
allow the basic rights of association and
collective bargaining to apply to all workers.
To succeed, we need your help. Get involved with
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can do to help win equal rights for college
part-timers. Because Denying Rights is Wrong.