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By-Election for Second Vice President – OPSEU Local 415

OPSEU Local 415 currently has an Executive Officer vacancy for the Second Vice President. Any of the 30 stewards listed below are eligible to be nominated this position.
The nomination form (see below) needs to be submitted to the Union Office (C215b) by noon, Wednesday, November 28, 2018.

Eligible stewards:
Ala’ Qadi, Andrew Tyler, Annette Bouzi, Audrey Rosa, Chinedu Mba, Dan Anderson, David Haley, David McCue, Enrico Defrancesco, Howard Kravitz, Ian Allen, JP Lamarche, Judy Flieler, Judy Puritt, Landyn Blais, Leslie Wyman, Louise Boudrealt, Maria Taylor, Martin Lee, Michael Nauth, Pat Kennedy, Patrick Murphy, Pauline Edmonds, Richard Hagemeyer, Scott Fewer, Sharleen Conrad-Beatty, Sharon Lightfoot, Shawn Pentecost, Tara Ettinger, Tracy Henderson

In the event there are more nominations than positions, an election will be held Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Nelson Ross Laguna
OPSEU Region 4 Rep and
Electoral Officer for Local 415


Nomination Form

I __________________ (name of nominator) nominate __________________(name of nominee)

for the position of Second Vice President of OPSEU Local 415

__________________ (signature of nominator).

I accept ____________________ (signature of nominee).

Submit to the Faculty Union Office (C215b) by noon, Wednesday, November 28, 2018

People’s hearings on Bill 47 + outreach in Ottawa West Nepean

Hi everyone

I wanted to reach out to you all about our next upcoming actions on Bill 47. Would be great to take advantage of the energy around the Fullerton rally to bring PSE folks out to these as well.

On Thursday November 15th, we are doing a rally and speak out in front of Ottawa West Nepean MPP Jeremy Roberts’ office at 1:30pm. This is the day Bill 47 will be in committee hearings at Queen’s Park – a committee on which Jeremy Roberts sits. Jeremy Roberts won with the narrowest margin of victory in Ontario in the elections – by only 176 votes over the NDP candidate – and yet has refused to accept our petitions with hundreds of signatures from his constituents opposing Bill 47, and when he met with us affirmed his intention to support Bill 47 despite concerns from his constituents.

Given this, and since the committee also plans to refuse any labour representatives’ requests to appear on the 15th, we’re doing “people’s hearings” outside his office to make workers’ voices heard anyway. It would be great if APUO, APTPUO, OPSEU, CFS and CAUT could endorse the rally but also mobilize members to come out. If you have people in that riding, it would be great to have them come out to share their stories and perspectives. But we definitely need people not from the riding from the riding too, to make sure we have a big presence!

Here’s the Facebook event:

Please share widely and let me know what else you need from me to be able to get some people out. I’m also attaching the materials we are distributing throughout the riding.




Karen Cocq
Worker’s Action Centre
720 Spadina Ave., Suite 223
Toronto, ON M5S 2T9

Protect Yourself

There have been recent cases where college policy AA 32 Use of Electronic Devices in Class (attached), specifically paras 8 and 9, is not being enforced by the college.

  1. Audio and video recordings of classroom lectures or activities must be approved by the classroom professor or instructor prior to the beginning of the scheduled session. Recordings may only be used for individual study of materials presented during class and may not be published or distributed without the consent of the professor or instructor. Videos that contain images of other students may not be published or distributed without the consent of all students depicted in the video.  Intentional misuse of mobile computing devices or recordings, or intentional misrepresentation when requesting the use of a device for recording, shall constitute a violation of this policy.  
  1. Disciplinary actions will be taken against students making unauthorized use of mobile computing devices in class under policy AA 18 Academic Discipline.

Rather, in several cases, the college is using students’ unauthorized recordings as the basis for initiating disciplinary action against faculty. 

Noteworthy is that the college president will not confirm that the college enforces its own policies.


Pat Kennedy, President

OPSEU Local 415


Results of By-Election for First Vice President – OPSEU Local 415

As the electoral officer for Local 415, I am pleased to announce that the following person has been acclaimed as the First Vice President:

David Haley


Nelson Ross Laguna

OPSEU Region 4 Rep and

Electoral Officer for Local 415


2019 Winter SWFs

The issuing of SWFs for the next academic semester is once again upon us for 2019W.

If you have any SWF workload questions or issues, even for those who have already signed their 2019W SWFs, please don’t hesitate to contact the local, preferably using your private (non-Algonquin College) email account.

David Haley, WMG Co-Chair

OPSEU Local 415



Partial Load Teaching and Additional Contracts for Academic Work

If you have been teaching as a Partial Load teacher anytime during the past 2 – 3 years and have also had additional contracts for academic work, the local encourages you to contact the union office (7716) to make an appointment to have your workload reviewed to determine if you have a case for a “12 and 24” rollover that could result in a full-time position at the college.


Pat Kennedy, President

OPSEU Local 415