OPSEU Local 415 Steward Nominations

Our bylaws have been amended so that Local 415 will have even-year spring elections moving forward  — that is when a general election will be held for all stewards and officers of our Local. There are a number of current steward vacancies to fill, so we are running a steward by-election now. The term of […]

Retirement Planning Workshop (Renfrew Region In-Person)

This free, in-person retirement planning workshop is hosted by RTOERO. REGISTER HERE Saturday April 29, 2023Check-in & refreshments: 9am, Workshop: 9:30am – 11:30am St. James Catholic Church Hall78 Wellington StreetEganville, ONK0J 1T0

Final Partial Load Reminder

All Partial-Load members must ensure that their names are entered onto the Partial Load Registry for 2023 TODAY. The deadline for this is APRIL 30, 2022 – there are no exceptions for late registration. It doesn’t matter if you think you qualify or not, it is critical that you enter your name onto the registry […]

Bargaining: Write Your College President!

Support the only option that puts students first! Help us send a message to College Presidents and Boards of Governors Chairs. As college leaders, their primary responsibility is to put students first and build community. Right now, that means supporting the only option that puts students first and allows faculty to focus on student success. […]

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, […]

Statement from the Local Executive on #ScholarStrikeCanada

Dear Colleagues, We write you at the end of the first day of the Scholar Strike day of action, organized by scholars across North America, as a call to action for social and racial justice. You can read more about the events here. There are many ways to participate and we will support all members […]

Academic Freedom and Course Delivery

As we finalize our preparation for the fall term start up, it felt timely to highlight a significant gain achieved during our last round of bargaining: academic freedom. Under Article 13.04 “Every faculty member is able to exercise academic freedom in the performance of his/her duties. Academic freedom at the College includes the right to […]

August Update

Dear Colleagues, With the return to most post-secondary classes scheduled for September 8, many are returning to work to prepare for the fall. We want to recognize the hard work of faculty who have been working throughout the Spring and Summer term, including the many who have participated in the Summer Pilot on our campuses. […]

June Update

With the annual leave period beginning for many faculty and a number of colleagues returning to work next week, we wanted to reach out to stay connected during this transition and highlight a few key points. Workload update: Over the last few weeks, several faculty members have seen positive results by bringing their SWFs to the […]