Official Website for OPSEU Local 415

A Vision

Read here Smokey’s blog  Life in Drummondville

Hot off the press- Union Demonstration

On February 27, 2012  Read here  full article  in the Ottawa Citizen on the demonstration after Algonquin College suspends staff member over letter .


CAAT Academic Benefits Newsletter

Here is the latest issue of the CAAT Academic Benefits newsletter (February 2012).

News Release Solidarity BBQ Rally

Please note a solidarity rally and BBQ for all college staff in support of a suspended Local 416 (Support Staff) union officer on Monday Feb.27,2012 at noon at the Woodroffe entrance to the college.

Read full details here   Look at poster here

Response to the College President’s communique of February 3rd

The following attachment here is the response of the Local Union Executive to the communique issued by the College President on February 3rd,2012 concerning the Citizen article.

Pat Kennedy

President Local 415

CAAT-A Negotiation News

Why is Academic Freedom Important for Ontario Colleges

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To Members of Local 415

Please join your colleagues at the Contract Demand Setting Meeting set for Thursday, February 16,2012 at 4:00 in Salon D of the Cafeteria, Refreshments will be provided.

Our current collective agreement expires August 31,2012. This upcoming meeting is the one where you and other members of the local have a say on what should be the priorities for the upcoming round of bargaining. The demands can be on any aspect of the Collective Agreement that you wish to see enhanced or changes.

Based on the 295 responses we received to our per-bargaining survey from full-time faculty,we know that workload, academic freedom and coordination are the three top issues.

Based on the 92 responses from the partial-load faculty to the same survey, we know that staffing, workload, and job security are three of the top issues.

However, the only demands that will go from our local to the provincial demand setting meeting are those you put forward and vote on. Therefore make your voice(s) heard and join your colleagues on February 16,2012.

Pat Kennedy

President, Local 415