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CAAT-A Divisional Executive Newsletter, November 2013

Ready to Bargain in 2014

Negotiations for our next Collective Agreement will begin in the Summer of 2014.The road to those negotiations kicked off last month, when delegates from OPSEU Faculty Locals at all 24 Ontario Colleges met in Toronto to elect the CAAT-A Bargaining Team.

Attached here is Vol2,Issue 1 November 2013, College Faculty Bulletin.

Thank you to the Members of OPSEU 415

To the Professors, Instructors, Counsellors and Librarians

On behalf of the team who were elected to be your union officers for the upcoming two-year term, I want to thank everyone who participated in yesterday’s vote: all the people who worked on behalf of the candidates, and all the members who took time from a very busy period in the academic year to exercise their vote.

You have our commitment to continue to work hard on your behalf. Should the need arise for advise or help, we will be there for you. Our office is open Monday to Friday (C215b), and we can be reached by phone (7716) or by email at

Pat Kennedy@kennedypj@rogers.com

Jack Wilson@jwilson@opseu415.ca

David Haley@dhhaley@opseu415.ca

J.P. Lamarche@jplamarche@opseu415.ca

Shawn Pentecost@spentecost@opseu415.ca

Chris Wojcik@cwojcik@opseu415.ca

Have a good end of semester, and all the best for the holidays to you and your families.

Pat Kennedy

Results of the Vote for Officers for OPSEU Local 415

I am pleased to announce the results of the vote for officer positions for OPSEU Local 415, representing Professors, Instructors, Counsellors, and Librarians. The membership have re-elected the following people:

President: Pat Kennedy

1st VP: Jack Wilson

2nd VP: David Haley

Chief Steward: J.P. Lamarche

Secretary: Chris Wojcik

Treasurer: Shawn Pentecost ( previously acclaimed)

Congratulations to the members for a good turnout and participating in the  democratic process.

In Solidarity,

Nelson Ross Laguna,Electoral Officer and OPSEU Regional 4 Staff Rep.