Part-Time Certification Support Staff (HR)

January 11, 2018 Update

The Ontario Labour Relations Board has confirmed the vote results that recognize OPSEU as the union to represent part-time support staff at Ontario colleges. Ontario colleges have always supported the right of our part-time employees to choose whether they wish to be represented by OPSEU.

Ontario law requires that a minimum of 35% of affected workers must sign cards to allow a certification vote. Meeting the threshold is important to ensure that any union seeking to represent employees has attained a clear and substantial level of support. The OLRB determined that OPSEU had attained the threshold and ruled that 35.2% of the affected workers had signed cards. 27% of eligible part-time support staff voted and a majority voted to be represented by OPSEU.

We value our workforce and colleges are responsive to the employment market in which they are located. Our employment conditions are very competitive. We offer a range of part-time employment opportunities including employment for our students. Our part-time employees are critical to our success. 

Letter to Part-time and Student Employees For more information please see the links below:

Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) Documents