2017 Ministry Rejects “Unrealistic” Salary Hike for Colleges’ Executives

OPSEU and student unions were among the many community groups who wrote submissions to the Honourable Deb Matthews, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, about the proposals submitted by Colleges to increase president and vice president salaries by 26-54%, after a mandatory “public consultation process” that for most all colleges involved posting a small notice on their website from Exam Week in December, through the holiday shut down period, ending in the first week of January, when staff, faculty and students were distracted by holidays and the chaos of semester Start-Up. Kudos for Seneca, who posted the notice on their main page and allowed submissions until the end of last week.

However, the Ministry has rejected the plans for the “unrealistic” increase, especially for the executives of Ontario’s smallest colleges, who face declining enrollment and deficits. The submission on behalf of OPSEU’s College Support Staff is available on our local website at the following link: https://opseu561.org/2017/01/31/caat-s-submission-to-deb-matthews-on-executive-compensation-program/