Official Website for OPSEU Local 415

Action on Education – this Wednesday, 8-1:30 in J Link

Please stop by the J-link this Wednesday, April 17 between 8:00 am – 1:30 pm to gather information on the Ford Government cuts to education, sign a petition, and connect with Stewards.


Local 415 will be jointly hosting this action with Local 416, the Support Staff union at Algonquin.

Follow this link for more information.

Judy Puritt, Secretary

Chair, Local Mobilizing Team

OPSEU Local 415

College Attempting to Impose ‘Mandatory’ Work without recording the work on a SWF

The local has recently been informed by several members that the college is attempting to impose ‘mandatory’ training upon faculty in the form of a ‘mandatory’ 1-hour online Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence orientation module to be completed before the end of June 2019 without recording the work on a SWF.

If you have already received notification from your manager that you are to complete this module, then I recommend that you reply to your manager’s email in the following manner:

Since this 1-hour online Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence orientation module is ‘mandatory’ training, I request that you SWF me for this training so that I can complete it by the end of June 2019.

If you have already received notification from your manager that you will NOT be SWF’d to complete this module, or s/he refuses to SWF you for the work after asking for the time on your SWF, then I recommend that you reply to your manager’s email in the following manner:

Since you have indicated to me that you will not SWF me for this ‘mandatory’ 1-hour online Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence orientation module, I am forwarding a workload complaint to the WMG.

Then to initiate the WMG, send the local’s Office Administrator, Diane Brule dbrule@locallines.org an email as such:

I would like to refer my workload to the WMG because my manager refuses to assign me SWF time so that I can complete the ‘mandatory’  1-hour online Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence orientation module before the end of June 2019

Thank for you taking action on this important matter and defending our Collective Agreement rights.

David Haley, 1st VP

WMG Co-Chair

OPSEU Local 415