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Local Lines 2019 Calendar

Good day!

Attached are two version of Local Lines 2019 Calendar.

If you would like to print a wall/binder copy of the calendar, download and print  Local Lines 2019 Calendar – Wall or Binder.pdf

If you would like to print a booklet form of the calendar, download and print Local Lines 2019 Calendar – Booklet.pdf

Note that in order to print the latter version, you must have a duplex printer (a printer that prints on both sides of the paper) and set it as follows: a. Print on both sides of paper and b.  Flip on short edge. Once printed, fold the pages to form a booklet and staple as applicable.

Paper copies of the 2019 Local Lines calendar (flip-stand style) are also available in limited quantities in the union office, C215b

The Adobe versions  is placed on the Calendar page

 

OPSEU Local 415 Communications Officer

 

Erroneous data in Workday

It has come to the attention of the local that some faculty’s data has been erroneously transferred from the older HRIS system to the new Workday system. For example, one faculty member had 720 days of sick leave in HRIS, while it was recorded as 720 hours in Workday.

If you are in a similar situation, I would encourage you to contact the local for further direction.

 

Pat Kennedy, President

OPSEU Local 415

UPDATE – Obtaining Annual Leave and Sick Leave Balances prior to Workday going live on 7 Jan 2019

The local has been advised by Human Resources (HR) that they have printed out a leave statement for each academic employee.

They are available for pickup at the HR  front desk on the fourth floor of C Building.

Pembroke and Perth Faculty can email 7660@algonquincollege.com for a scanned copy of their leave statement.

David Haley, 1st VP

OPSEU Local 415

Obtaining Annual Leave and Sick Leave Balances prior to Workday going live on 7 Jan 2019.

The local recommends that all full-time faculty should email their manager to request a copy of their Annual Leave and Sick Leave Balances prior to Workday going live on 7 Jan 2019 to confirm that those figures are correct.

 

OPSEU Local 415 Communications Officer

 

Press release on free speech policy

Please find attached the press release and open letter that went out this afternoon to Colleges Ontario and Minister Fullerton regarding the exclusion of faculty from the development of the free speech policy.

Our understanding is that all the colleges are planning to post the centrally-developed policy simultaneously on their websites on Monday, December 17, and it will likely be very problematic. When we see the actual final policy, we will post further response.

The fact that the colleges believe that it is acceptable to develop a free speech policy without any academic representation only highlights the urgent need to achieve collegial – or shared – governance provincially.

OPSEU Free Speech Policy Letter December 12, 2018

OPSEU Colleges News Release  December 12, 2018

https://opseu.org/news/colleges-are-set-fail-free-speech-policy

 

In solidarity,

 

RM Kennedy

for the CAAT-A DivEx

 

Local 415 Supporting Students during Exams on Wed., Dec. 12 – Donations welcome

Hello all,

On Wednesday, Dec. 12 from 10-2 in the J-link, Local 415 will again support students during the exam period by providing snacks. The Local has purchased some snacks, but invites members interested in supporting this initiative to drop your donations in C215b Tuesday between 8am – 4pm or Wednesday between 8am – 10am.

This is the second time Local 415 is hosting a snack table in the J-link for students to grab a snack between exams. We will happily accept pre-packaged items such as washed fruits, breakfast bars, cheese snacks, etc.

 

Thank you for your support!–

OPSEU Local 415

LMT

2nd VP by-election

Sisters and Brothers,

I wanted to let everyone know that I have been unable to confirm a successful candidate for the position of 2nd Vice President of your by-election held on December 5th. After a very close result there were some irregularities due to inaccurate membership lists provided by the College. The college has an obligation to provide the local with a verified list which occurred in time for the election, however we found inaccuracies late in the day before the voting closed and that has resulted in an inability to confirm a successful candidate. The issue is that some partial load staff appeared as sessional and some sessional staff appeared as partial load.

I have no choice but to render this election void and to re-run an election in February. I will work with the local to create a new system of verification to ensure the College’s verified list is in fact accurate. I will notify everyone of that new process before the next election.

Thank you to everyone for participating.

Have a happy holiday season and I will see you in 2019.

in Solidarity,

Nelson Ross Laguna

 

By-Election for Second Vice President – OPSEU Local 415 – CORRECTED COPY – Election is Wed December 5, 2018

An election will be held December 5 2018 for the position of Second Vice President – OPSEU Local 415

The by-election will be held as follows on Wed December 5, 2018:

– Ottawa Campus: Union Faculty Office, C215B, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

– Pembroke Campus: Room 308, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

– Perth Campus: Room 115, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

 

All full-time and partial-load faculty who are members of the union are eligible to vote.

 

The candidates are:

Annette Bouzi

Tracy Henderson

Nelson Ross Laguna

OPSEU Region 4 Rep and

Electoral Officer for Local 415

By-Election for Second Vice President – OPSEU Local 415 – Personal Biographies of Nominees

As previously communicated, there will be a by-election for the Second Vice President of OPSEU Local 415 at all three campuses. In order to better acquaint you with each of the nominees, they were asked to provide personal biographies to be sent out to all full-time and partial-load faculty.

The attachment contains the personal biographies of the two remaining nominees. Please see here

  • Annette Bouzi
  • Tracy Henderson

As earlier communicated, Judy Puritt  was originally a nominee; however she has since withdrawn her nomination.

The by-election will be held as follows on Wed December 5, 2018:

– Ottawa Campus: Union Faculty Office, C215B, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

– Pembroke Campus: Room 308, from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

– Perth Campus: Room 115, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and 12:00 noon to 3:00 p.m.

 

All full-time and partial-load faculty who are members of the union are eligible to vote. We always welcome new members into OPSEU and membership forms will be available if you are not already a member and wish to sign up.

 

OPSEU Local 415 Communications Officer

 

Partial Load Registry Information Update 28 Nov 2018

Further to our last communique of 20 Nov 2018, the College has once again provided the faculty union local with a copy of the Partial Load Registry, which now contains 190 out of 332 deemed eligible for priority hiring versus the previously reported 120 names. However, the local has advised the college that they have not followed Arbitrator Kaplan’s mediation-arbitration award, Article 26.10 D, which in part states:

All partial-load employees employed for all or part of the period from

September 1 to December 31, 2017 will be deemed to have registered for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

We will continue pursuing this matter to ensure that your rights under the Collective Agreement are upheld by the College.

Pembroke Campus Specific Update

We understand that there have been a great deal of mixed messages coming from the college with respect to contract faculty including the partial load registry.

Just yesterday, the HR rep for Pembroke was providing misinformation to non-full time faculty when asked about college decisions affecting them.

Last week, a message was sent out by steward Tracy Henderson encouraging people to contact her regarding issues affecting partial load faculty. Tracy is the lead contact for the local on issues affecting partial load members. In order to facilitate communication with folks at Pembroke, Tracy will be visiting Pembroke on Tuesday, Dec 4, 2018 from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

If you have any questions for Tracy, here is her contact information:

tracyhenderson.opseu415@gmail.com

OPSEU Local 415 Communications Officer

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