What should I tell my stakeholders (students, external and internal colleagues, allies, etc.) about work-to-rule?

Here is an example of messaging you can use. You should tailor your response to any specific role(s), responsibilities, and availability restrictions you may have, such as committee leads, program coordinators, etc. So please adapt this message as needed:

  • As part of ongoing work action that is the result of the College Employer Council refusing to negotiate with our union, the scope of my work and my availability will be limited until further notice. Starting January 10, 2022, I will be checking my email daily between [start time] and [end time]. If your matter is urgent, please contact my Associate Dean, [Name of AD] by email at [AD’s Humber email address]. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you would like to support your College Faculty in resolving the issues around bargaining, please contact President Whitaker and the College Employer Council and ask that they return to the bargaining table. You can also reach the CEO of the CEC, Graham Lloyd, by phone at (416) 902-9543 or by email at: graham.lloyd@thecouncil.ca.