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WMG Update – Completing the SA 16- Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence training module.

Following a recent WMG decision, the management WMG Co-Chair issued a memo to all Academic Managers with full-time Faculty advising them that any full-time Faculty who have not completed the mandatory training and who have a SWF until June 16th must have their SWF revised to reflect one complementary hour in a one week period for the SA 16- Sexual Assault/Sexual Violence training module.

As such, if you have not already completed the mandatory training and have a SWF until June 16th,  then I recommend that you contact your manager for a revised SWF if you have not already received one that reflects this mandatory training.

David Haley, WMG Co-Chair

OPSEU Local 415

General Membership Meeting – Partial Load Membership Validation

In order to attend the faculty General Membership Meeting on May 14, faculty must be OPSEU members in good standing.

To validate this requirement, the local will be using our most current membership list, however, in the event of a discrepancy on the list it is advisable for you to bring a current pay statement (obtained through Workday) with you to the meeting as proof of Partial Load status. OPSEU membership forms will also be available at the meeting.

Please note that  the college has advised the local that non full time faculty will continue to have access to various college systems until September 8, 2019. As such, if you find yourself currently cut off from college systems, you should advise the local.

In solidarity

Tracy Henderson

Steward, Local 415

1st Alternate, Divisional Executive

How the Ford government is paving the way for legislating a public sector wage cap

Here is more information regarding how unions representing a wide range of Ontario’s public sector workers – from teachers to nurses to hospital janitors – fear that legislation to freeze or limit their wages is on the way. 

The Ford government is meeting with the unions for what it describes as “consultation sessions” on reining in public sector pay. One of the proposals floated by the province: capping future wage increases through legislation.

An interesting point in this CBC news article is that it’s far from clear that negotiated pay hikes with public sector unions are to blame for Ontario’s deficit. As the government’s own statistics reveal, the average wage settlements in the public sector have actually been lower than those in the private sector for five years running as illustrated in the Annual Average Wage Increases in Ontario Collective Bargaining table in the article.

Here is a link to the full CBC news article:

Pat Kennedy, President

OPSEU Local 415