College Employer Council and OPSEU reach first-ever Collective Agreement for Part-Time Support Staff employees

Two-year agreement balances the needs of part-time employees, colleges, students, and the community they serve

We are pleased to announce that after nine months of collective bargaining with OPSEU, we have reached a tentative 2-year agreement for part-time support staff at Ontario’s 24 colleges. 

We appreciate our entire workforce, and this is a positive step forward for our more than 14,000 part-time workers who help make Ontario’s colleges a great place to get an education.

This agreement is the first of its kind – which provides fair terms and conditions for part-time workers who play an important role in developing career-ready Ontarians. 

Over half our part-time workers are current students and this deal ensures they can access part-time opportunities during their time at college. These job opportunities provide income and valuable experience to students, helping jump-start their careers.

We would like to thank OPSEU for its role in negotiating this agreement and are pleased that we’ve negotiated a fair collective agreement.