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Over Deduction of Union Dues


This message is for partial load faculty members who are also members of the support staff local.

On Friday, April 26, 2019 it was brought to the local’s attention that the college has been over deducting provincial dues from members who belong to both the faculty and support staff locals.

A partial load faculty member received the following message from the Workday group when the member inquired.

I can confirm there is an issue with union due deductions when a part time employee is part of both Academic and Support unions. Your union due deductions have been incorrect since the April 5th pay. I am working on a resolution within Workday and will keep you posted.

Shawn Pentecost, Local Treasurer, has made inquiries with HR as to why this has happened, why the college did not inform members and as to when we can we expect this issue to be fixed.

We are awaiting the college’s response. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please stop by the union office or send me an email. For our colleagues in Perth and Pembroke, please speak to Pat Murphy (Perth) or Shawn Pentecost (Pembroke).

As information comes available, I will keep you posted.

In solidarity

Tracy Henderson

Steward, Local 415

1st Alternate, Divisional Executive

Invitation for Algonquin College President and CEO Consultation Survey

Algonquin College’s Chair of the Board of Governors recently announced that Boyden consultants would be retained to assist the college’s search committee with the search for a new President and CEO of Algonquin College.

I spoke with a representative of the firm this morning for close to 50 minutes regarding the hiring of the new College President and the firm closed off the discussion with a request that the local encourage its members to take the survey they have created to gain insight on the criteria you believe would be important in identifying and selecting the new College President.

I encourage you to take the survey by May 2 at the following link:

Pat Kennedy, President

OPSEU Local 415