Early reports this afternoon were that The Colleges have put a deal on the table to end the strike, but as always, it’s not quite that simple. Be forewarned this is all in my own words #RealTalk
What we’re hearing from OPSEU is that negotiations actually broke down this weekend with The Colleges, a deal WAS offered, however the union does not like it, they believe it does not address the big issues the union had. BUT… the Colleges have said, well that’s cool OPSEU but we can still go to the Ontario Labour Board and get a vote scheduled for this contract because even though the union disagrees with us, we’re in week 4 of the strike, and maybe the college faculty might be inclined to accept this deal. In a way The Colleges are going over OPSEU’s head to schedule a vote which obviously they are pissed about, but it seems like this vote will actually happen.
*SIDE NOTE* the Colleges also asked to simply suspend the strike as well, which let’s be real, they’re reaching real hard on that one.
More details about the deal offered can be found here: http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/opseu-refuses-to-accept-offer-655614673.html