June Message

As we wrap up June, many faculty members and colleagues are beginning annual leave while others are returning to work the July-August portion of the Spring semester. Best wishes to both groups and please note these quick reminders: Brightspace and Article 13 Update: Members have approached the Local regarding questions of ownership of Brightspace shells, PowerPoint presentations, […]

Important Bargaining Information from the Team

As many of you may recall, the top demand coming out of the final demand setting meeting in April was around workload.  This is an ongoing issue in our negotiations, and the conditions brought on by the pandemic, rapid expansion of online learning, microcredentials, inequality, and maximization have only heightened the need to make gains […]

GMM *CHANGE NOTICE* – to Mon., June 28 (12-1:30)

Please join us for the rescheduled Local 415 General Membership Meeting (GMM) on Monday, June 28 from 12 to 1:30 PM (to avoid conflicting with Spring Convocation). You will find the meeting agenda here and notice only the date has changed. All members are encouraged to attend to learn more about what is happening in our […]

GMM Notice – June 23 (12 – 1:30 PM)

Please join us Wednesday, June 23 from 12 to 1:30 PM for our Local 415 General Membership Meeting (GMM). Please find the meeting agenda here. All members are encouraged to attend to learn more about what is happening in our local as well as priorities for next academic year. Due to the pandemic, this year’s GMM will proceed […]

Bargaining Update

Included here you will find a link to the bargaining team’s initial video outlining our shared vision for this round of negotiations. Our vision is rooted firmly in college faculty’s commitment to transparent and democratic processes that lead to a shared set of demands reflecting our core issues. Our demands are grounded in foundational principles: […]

Full Time Job Opportunities – Reminder

As a Partial-Load (PL) employee, you will likely be aware that spring is a busy hiring time for the college. The college has posted several positions for full time teaching employment. You should also know that as a PL employee, you are considered to be an internal candidate for these positions. You are strongly encouraged […]

Statement from Local 415 Leadership on CBC News Story

By now, you are likely aware of the news story reported by CBC Ottawa about OPSEU and our Local 415. As educators and labour activists, we are committed to ending behaviours rooted in injustice and discrimination. We condemn sexism, anti-Black racism and oppression in all forms. There is no place for these behaviours in our […]

End of W’21 Semester

Happy Earth Day. Hopefully, you were able to take a pause away from your screens and reenergize in the spring sun. Today’s message covers a few key points, including wishes for a successful conclusion to the Winter ’21 semester and best wishes to those starting their annual leave later this month. WorkloadOur Local continues to […]

Final Demand Setting Bargaining Update – April 14, 2021

Attached please find the latest bargaining update from the Bargaining Team. It covers the events of the final demand setting meeting, including an overview of the approved demands and the Team’s commitment to increased transparency at the table. The update is available in English and French and highlights issues related to equity, partial load faculty, […]