Official Website for OPSEU Local 415

Partial Load Registry Information Update 28 Nov 2018

Further to our last communique of 20 Nov 2018, the College has once again provided the faculty union local with a copy of the Partial Load Registry, which now contains 190 out of 332 deemed eligible for priority hiring versus the previously reported 120 names. However, the local has advised the college that they have not followed Arbitrator Kaplan’s mediation-arbitration award, Article 26.10 D, which in part states:

All partial-load employees employed for all or part of the period from

September 1 to December 31, 2017 will be deemed to have registered for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

We will continue pursuing this matter to ensure that your rights under the Collective Agreement are upheld by the College.

Pembroke Campus Specific Update

We understand that there have been a great deal of mixed messages coming from the college with respect to contract faculty including the partial load registry.

Just yesterday, the HR rep for Pembroke was providing misinformation to non-full time faculty when asked about college decisions affecting them.

Last week, a message was sent out by steward Tracy Henderson encouraging people to contact her regarding issues affecting partial load faculty. Tracy is the lead contact for the local on issues affecting partial load members. In order to facilitate communication with folks at Pembroke, Tracy will be visiting Pembroke on Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

If you have any questions for Tracy, here is her contact information:

tracyhenderson.opseu415@gmail.com

OPSEU Local 415 Communications Officer

By-Election for Second Vice President – OPSEU Local 415

OPSEU Local 415 has received the following nominations for the Executive Officer vacancy for the Second Vice President:

Annette Bouzi

Tracy Henderson

Judy Puritt

 

The by-election will be held as follows on Wed December 5, 2018:

– Ottawa Campus: Union Faculty Office, C215B, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

– Pembroke Campus: Room 308, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

– Perth Campus: Room 115, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

All full-time and partial-load faculty who are members of the union are eligible to vote.

 

Nelson Ross Laguna

OPSEU Region 4 Rep and

Electoral Officer for Local 415

By-Election for Second Vice President – OPSEU Local 415 – Call For Further Nominations – Corrected Election Date

 

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 5, 2018. This date change is to conform with the local’s bylaws.

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

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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

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Partial Load Registry Information Update 20 Nov 2018

At a recent meeting of the College Employment Stability Committee (CESC), the college finally provided the faculty union local with the alphabetical list of the 120 of our 332 Partial-Load (PL) employees who were deemed eligible for priority hiring. No other data was provided to the local, except that the PL Registry for calendar year 2020 will re-open January 1, 2019 and close October 30, 2019.

If you believe that you have any misgivings about the Partial Load Registry, the local advises you to contact your manager and ask for the following information:
– a record of your teaching experience, including a detail report of the total months of service according to Article 26.10 C;
– a list of all faculty who have been offered Partial-Load contracts that include any of the courses that you have previously taught in the school/department; and
– a list of the total service of all of those faculty members.

Once you have this information, you are advised to contact the local to determine whether your rights have been violated, and whether you are therefore in a position to assert those rights through a grievance.

Your manger must have access to this information, to apply the Collective Agreement properly, so if your manager is unwilling or unable to provide this information to you, please inform us.

Tracy Henderson, Steward
OPSEU Local 415
1st Alternate, CAAT-A DIVEX

tracyhenderson.opseu415@gmail.com

 

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

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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:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1192097154272185/

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.

Thanks

Karen

 

Karen Cocq
Worker’s Action Centre
720 Spadina Ave., Suite 223
Toronto, ON M5S 2T9
416-531-0778
www.workersactioncentre.org

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

Email: dhhaley.opseu415@gmail.com

 

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