The four-year contract provides for annual wage increases of 1.9 per cent over the first three years and 1.75 per cent last year. This agreement provides all members with a one-time payment of $750 for health and well-being. It also includes a one-time payment of $250 for all permanent members to offset membership and application fees. OpsEU regularly receives applications from members covered by collective agreements across the province to obtain copies of their central contract. The following six links provide easy access and allow you to download a copy of your collective agreement in Adobe format. OPSEU represents workers in too many collective agreement units to provide copies of collective agreements to individual employers on the site. If you can`t find your collective agreement on this page, you can search for it in our private sector – the membership portal. Please log on to the members` portal to verify that your collective agreement has been published for you. On March 7, 2006, approximately 9,100 faculties went on strike at Ontario`s 24 colleges.  The faculty returned to work on March 27 after a 18-day strike. At the time, the full-time faculty had „an initial salary of about $32,000, an average salary of about $75,000 and a 16-year increase to the best wage levels in its collective agreement,” according to the union. The colleges proposed a package that would have increased salaries by 12.6% by the end of four years, bringing the maximum salary to about $94,000. The union had proposed 12% over 3 years.
You can also contact your staff representative or the nearest regional office to get a copy of your collective agreement. Here is a list of all the regional offices. On October 16, 2017, approximately 12,000 partial-weight faculties, counselors and librarians were on strike at the province`s 24 colleges.  The OPSEU collective team for teachers was led by Warren Thomas and J.P. Hornick, coordinator of the School of Labour at George Brown College.   Bill 178, the Colleges of Applied Arts and Technology Labour Dispute Resolution Act, 2017 was successfully passed on Sunday, November 19, 2017, ending the strike and sending the parties to mediation and binding arbitration.  Faculty members returned to work on November 20. Students resumed classes on November 21, 2017.  The parties agreed to employ William Kaplan as an arbitrator of the Ombudsman in accordance with the law. He published his decision on December 20, 2017 and both sides seemed satisfied with the result.
 The decision included a wage increase of 7.75 over four years and a one-time lump sum payment for full-time and part-time workers.  „We don`t want a work stoppage, but this employer needs to know that we are very serious about maintaining our collective agreement.” The union is divided into local occupational groups, units or aboriginals.  Most OPSEU members work for the Ontario Public Service, governments and municipal services, as well as the public higher education system. In addition, some members work for private companies or public service organizations, such as hospitals and medical laboratories.