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College Support Staff Ratify Tentative Agreement

87% vote in favour of new four-year deal

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2014 - In a province-wide vote, support staff at Ontario’s 24 colleges today ratified the agreement negotiated between the Colleges' Bargaining Team and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

Approximately 87% of votes were cast in favour of the agreement, according to official results confirmed today by the Ontario Labour Relations Board.

"We are very pleased that Support Staff endorse this new agreement. It provides us with a four-year agreement that will provide predictability and stability for employees, Colleges, and, most importantly, our students," said Gerry Barker, Chair of the Colleges’ Bargaining Team, and Vice-President, Human Resources at Algonquin College.

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