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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.

Various Trade Locals have developed large training facilities across the province.

I’ve contacted Claude Brulé regarding my concerns, but I’ve have not had a response yet.

We’ll continue to monitor this to see what this actually means with respect to our members.

You will find the article attached.

 Pat Kennedy

OPSEU Local 415 President

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 following calendar year.  This individual will be considered a registered partial-load employee for the purpose of 26.10 E”.

It is the responsibility of the PL employee to register with the college by October 30th.  After that date the registry will be closed.

Please use the link provided to access the registration process.  If you have any questions or concerns regarding partial-load status or the registry as outlined in the collective agreement, please feel free to contact Tracy Henderson or the Faculty Union Office at Ext. 7716.

Tracy Henderson

Steward, OPSEU Local 415

1st Alternate, Divisional Executive