Category: General

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 […]

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, […]

Health and Safety Reminder

Please be advised that the College Coronavirus Information site has the most updated information for employees. The site includes guidelines for employees and students, FAQs, COVID-19 safety training, as well as the Self-Screening App (must be completed before to go on campus).  If you do not feel that your work conditions are safe, contact your Chair immediately with your […]

FOR IMMEDIATE DISTRIBUTION: Bargaining Update Feb. 22’21

Dear Members, On February 16th, OPSEU received an offer from the College Employer Council regarding the Collective Agreement negotiations for both our own CAAT-A bargaining unit and the CAAT-Support-Part Time bargaining unit.  That offer would see the Collective Agreements of both units extended by an additional two years, with 1% annual increases of salary/wages.  The […]

February Update

As we continue to keep strict adherence to government guidelines with remote teaching and greatly reduced special on-campus classes the norm, please see a few Local updates below: Successful Demand Setting Meeting & Next StepsLast Thursday’s Demand Setting Meeting was a success. More than 100 members attended our online meeting and many took the virtual […]

Faculty Annual Leave

Recently, the Local has been invited to participate in a Working Group with the College to discuss the assignment of faculty annual leave. Through regular dialogue, your Local had alerted the College to our concerns about its approach to the annual leave period, which is compounded by the increased stress and anxiety of the pandemic. […]

Local 415 Demand Setting Meeting

Please join us Thursday, February 4 from 4 to 6 p.m. for our Local 415 Demand Setting Meeting. This meeting is a critical opportunity for you to have your voice heard as we set priorities for the 2021 round of collective bargaining. There are some key steps to this process: Please be sure you have completed […]

Partial Load W’21 Welcome

Happy New Year and Welcome to Winter 2021! In case you are new Partial-Load (PL), please let me introduce myself, Martin Lee, as your Partial-Load Liaison steward. I can be reached via COMMS@locallines.org Contract Faculty felt the weight of 2020 in very particular ways: we heard you. This year, as we enter bargaining, we need […]

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