Local 415 Election: Call for nominations for local stewards

From Nelson Ross Laguna, OPSEU Staff Rep for Region 4, for immediate distribution…  Subject: Local 415 Election Term of Office: January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2021 Steward Nominations close November 13, 2019 4:00PM. Union elections are held in two stages. First is the election of stewards who are nominated and elected by members of […]

Training/Skills Development (Apprenticeship) shifting out of Colleges/Universities

On the eve of the federal election the Ford government changed responsibilities for three cabinet ministers. It appears that apprenticeship training will now be in a different ministry, which may have an effect on our full-time and partial load teachers. I expressed concerns about changes to the apprenticeship area at our May annual general meeting. […]

Only Three Days Left to Register in the Partial Load Registry for Calendar Year 2020-2021

Registration for the 2020 Partial Load Registry opened in January 2019 and remains open until the October 30th cut off.  As per the collective agreement article 26.10 D “By October 30th in each calendar year, a currently or previously employed partial-load employee must register their interest in being employed as a partial-load employee in the […]

Reminder – Register NOW on the Partial-Load Registry

One of the major gains from the last round of bargaining is the Partial Load Registry that serves to prioritize the hiring of Partial Load employees who have registered their interest in being employed as a partial load employee in the following calendar year. Registration for the 2020 Partial Load Registry opened in January 2019 […]

Seniority and rotation

We’re receiving many questions about how seniority works in relation to annual leave. You are choosing when you would like to use your annual leave not which semester you would prefer to work. If you would like to use your annual leave in July/August, you need to indicate this to your manager ASAP. Our collective […]

14 week semester/annual leave update

We have met with a number of faculty groups that have been involved in some preliminary discussions in their departments about the 14 week semester, and summer rotation. At this time it isn’t clear that all areas will have changes to the traditional annual leave period of July/August. There also seems to be a lack […]