Official Website for OPSEU Local 415

Response To College President’s Message of March 16, 2018

The college president announced on Friday that seven programs will have their fall intake suspended.

The union will be scrutinizing the college decisions to suspend in upcoming meetings of the College Employment Stability Committee. We have already asked the college for supporting data to understand how the college arrived at the decisions to suspend; the request includes as well  a breakdown of how the college arrived at the figure of $25 million to meet its obligations under Bill 148. We have also asked the college its intentions with respect to the affected faculty. We will be working closely with affected faculty to ensure their rights under the Collective Agreement are respected, and every effort will be made to mitigate any involuntary lay-offs or transfers. 

Pat Kennedy

President, Local 415

Local Lines — Special Issue for partial-load faculty

The attached issue of Local Lines is a special issue for the partial-load faculty at Algonquin.

As well, please find an accompanying union membership form if you have not already completed such a form. There is no additional cost to join the union. The completed from can be dropped off at the union office, C215b.

Jack Wilson

First Vice President and Editor, Local Lines

Taxable Status of Strike Pay

The local has received numerous querries regarding the taxable status of Strike Pay. 

This is addressed on the Canada Revenue Agency website at the following link:

https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/tax/individuals/topics/about-your-tax-return/tax-return/completing-a-tax-return/personal-income/amounts-that-taxed.html

 

Pat Kennedy

President, OPSEU Local 415

CAAT Pension Plan funded status grows to 118%

Dear members, 

I am pleased to be able to convey to you some fantastic news of continued grown of our jointly governed CAAT Pension Plan, which stands 118% funded on a going-concern basis, with a funding reserve of $2.3 billion, based on its latest actuarial valuation as at January 1, 2018. This is an improvement over last year’s valuation that showed the Plan 113% funded with a funding reserve of $1.6 billion. 

For further details, I invite you to read the attached 2018-03-01 CAAT-Funding Valuation news release. 

Pat Kennedy

Faculty Sponsor of CAAT Pension Plan

Information you need to know about Health & Safety

DID YOU KNOW?

Risk Management and Physical Resources are 2 different departments. Risk Management deals with Health & Safety issues. Occupational Health and Safety details posted @

http://www.algonquincollege.com/safety-security-services/home/risk-insurance-management/

Risk Management

www.algonquincollege.com

The College has endorsed an Enterprise Risk Management Framework to support its efforts in the area of risk management. This framework is steered through the College Risk Management Committee (CRMC).A

LOCAL 415 Health & Safety Representatives are

They are members of a college Joint Occupational Health & Safety Committee (JOHSC).

FAQs

What is my responsibility if I observe an unsafe environment?

  • All employees are responsible for Health & Safety. Report to your manager.
  • Not sure if is a Health & Safety issue? Ask anyway.

When do I complete an incident report?

  • For any accident or injury.
  • An Online Quick Report is posted on the Occupational Health & Safety link on the Risk Management site.

What do I do in an emergency requiring immediate response?

  • Call Ext 5000.

Who pays for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)?

  • Employers provide and pay for PPE if required for the job. Contact Risk Management directly if your manager refuses.

What do I do if there are signs of mice in my work area?

  • Call Physical Resources (Ext. 7710). DO NOT clean yourself.

REMEMBER: An employee has the right to know about any hazards in their work area AND has the right to refuse unsafe work.

Stay safe!

Leslie & Judy

LOCAL 415 Health & Safety Representatives