基本情况是安省公务员工会(the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU))要求3年给教职工提一次工资，Ontario College要4年，还有其他要求。如果最后还是谈不好，就周三投票决定安省24所公立大专的教职工是否罢工。据闻有学校倡议学生周二罢课一小时以示抗议老师罢课。看新闻有个叫College Student Alliance的组织头头发言，估计是学生会性质的，记得有个学校员工罢课后，学生要求陪偿，估计是这类学生组织操办的。各方利益都有组织维护。
Thursday, January 14, 2010
As you know, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) conducted a vote on January 13, to determine whether or not members of OPSEU for Academic Employees are in favour of a strike. The Academic Employees bargaining group includes full-time and partial-load faculty, librarians and counsellors at Ontario's 24 Community Colleges. The outcome of the vote was that 57% supported a strike mandate.
The Union must provide colleges with a minimum of five days notice of its intention to strike. OPSEU's website suggests any strike action will not occur until mid February, 2010.
The Council (the Bargaining Agent for colleges) is inviting the Union back to the table; negotiations may begin again as early as next week. We are hopeful that a negotiated settlement can still be reached.
For now, all classes will continue as usual. As negotiations continue, the College will communicate with students through myCentennial, email, our website, Facebook and the main telephone switchboard. We will also provide updates to the leadership of the Centennial College Student Association Incorporated (CCSAI).
In the event of a strike, students without internet access should call their program office directly. Call the College's main switchboard at (416) 289-5000 for the phone number.
A strike is never desirable. However, the College respects the bargaining process and the right of Union members to withdraw their services as a legitimate means of reaching a fair and equitable agreement. All of us at the College want to ensure the safety of those on the picket line and those crossing it. You will receive information on how to safely cross a picket line if the Union notifies the colleges that its members will strike.
While a strike means that all full-time classes will be cancelled, students will have access to Centennial's libraries, advising and assessment services, recreation and gym facilities and computer labs. Continuing Education classes will continue but there may be interruptions in schedules in some cases. All Support and Administrative staff will be on campus carrying out their normal duties, and they will be available to answer your questions.
A strike mandate does not necessarily mean that a strike will occur. For now, enjoy your semester and get involved in the myriad of activities open to you! Let me assure you that we will keep you posted as new information becomes available.
谈判又进入僵持阶段，今天工会方面给了个11日罢工的最后通谍，要求将工会提出的反案进行有拘束力的仲裁（binding arbitration），政府方面必须接受裁决结果。政府方面要求工会让教职工对政府方面提出的“最后方案(final offer)”进行投票表决。这就是看了各方的文件后，我的理解。链接如下，显然学校和工会口径一致，有兴趣的自己看看：
At the request of Ontario's 24 colleges, academic employees will vote to accept or reject the final contract offer on February 10. If the majority of faculty votes in favour of accepting the final offer, it will become the new collective agreement and there will be no strike. If they reject the contract offer a strike could begin on February 17.
意思是：10日教职工投票，如果大多数不接受Ontario's 24 colleges的最后方案，17日可能开始罢工。
Faculty Accept New Contract - No Strike
Faculty at Ontario's 24 colleges have accepted the colleges' final offer and will not be going on strike.
On February 10, we announced that the unofficial result of the academic employee vote was 51.25 per cent in favour of accepting management's last offer. However, the official results could not be determined until all of the ballots, including segregated ballots and mailed-in ballots, were reviewed by the Ontario Labour Relations Board.
The Ontario Labour Relations Board has now advised us that the review of the ballots is complete and 51.45 per cent of academic employees voted in favour of the new contract.
This means there will be no strike and classes will continue as usual.