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Winter Message

Dear Colleagues,

As 2020 draws to a close, I wanted to acknowledge this historic year – we’ve all been tested in ways that would have been hard to imagine before March. Thank you to our hardworking members for all you have done to maintain quality education and compassion during these trying months. As ever, Local 415 has remained hard at work, challenging the college to do better, supporting individual faculty members through a range of issues, and continuing to be active at the provincial level.

The year end also gives us time to reflect. You’ll be pleased to know that we have accomplished a lot as a local union in 2020 – from enhanced rights for our partial-load members, gains through dispute resolution processes outside of grievances, and ensuring adherence to our Collective Agreement rights. We will build on that momentum for 2021 – a bargaining year.

Finally, rest assured that your Local remains in regular contact with the College on all matters, including the recently announced provincial lockdown. You will receive updates as appropriate. 

Wishing you the peace of the season and a most restful winter break.

In solidarity,

Annette Bouzi (she/her)
President, OPSEU Local 415

December 2020 Local Lines

Jordan Berard, Editor of the Local Lines newsletter, invites you to review the final 2020 issue.

Bargaining 2021 Bulletin #1

Please see the attached message from our 2021 Bargaining Team.

English bulletin – December 2020

French bulletin – December 2020

In solidarity,
OPSEU Local 415

Seeking 8 Partial-Load BAC Members

On behalf of the Bargaining Team, the Divisional Executive (DivEx) is inviting Partial-Load members to submit applications for a position on the Bargaining Advisory Committee (BAC). We are looking to fill 8 Partial-Load member positions on the committee. These individuals will sit alongside 24 local delegates (1 delegate from each local) to collectively form the BAC.

You can find a PDF here that summarizes the role, expectations, and general structure of the BAC in relation to bargaining. Please review this PDF prior to submitting an application. If you have other questions relating to the committee or role of its participants, please contact the DivEx at divexcaata@gmail.com.

Application Details:

  1. Application documents:
    1. Completed questionnaire (see file here)
    2. CV (.docx or .pdf)
    3. A statement of interest expressing why you want to be a part of the BAC and what skills or attributes you would bring to the group (300 words max) – you may submit it as a video, audio, or written statement (.docx or .pdf). Please send completed applications to divexcaata@gmail.com.
  1. Deadline for application: Friday December 11, 2020.
  2. Selection Process: The DivEx will review all submissions and select members with consideration towards equity, background, diversity, experience, college size, and regional representation. Successful candidates will be notified by early January, 2021.  

Please share widely with your Partial-Load members.

In solidarity,

RM, Martin, Tracy, JP, Pearline
CAAT-A Divisional Executive