OPSEU, CEC reach mediated settlement after Bill 124 deemed unconstitutional


The College Employer Council (CEC) and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)”representing over 16,000 faculty”have reached a mediated settlement on compensation from 2021-24. The decision follows the court’s determination that Bill 124, which imposed constraints on public sector wages, is unconstitutional. The mediated settlement includes salary increases of 3%, 3%, and 3.5% annually and “a significant increase” to paramedical benefits. “Faculty members showed their commitment to correcting a legislative injustice throughout this bargaining process,” said OPSEU President JP Hornick. “It is the same commitment that they showed to their students and communities by providing high quality education throughout the pandemic.” The next round of bargaining will occur in less than one year.