Category: Pandemic

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

SWF Workload Reminders

If you are teaching a traditional semester, SWFs are due this Friday, by end of day on November 20. Please note that although the College continues to use its SWF adaptation formula to provide time for “COVID-19 Adaptation and Planning”, the Local has never endorsed this approach. In discussions with your manager about your workload, we […]

Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) COVID-19 Update

Dear Colleagues, Following President Brulé’s communique regarding a COVID-19 case, please be reminded that the COVID-19 Training and FAQs are both posted on the college Coronavirus Information site. As stated in the communique, “the College is working directly with Ottawa Public Health to assist them in contact tracing. Any members of the College community who […]

Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) COVID-19 Update – September

Dear Colleagues, As mentioned in our July message, the Local 415 Joint Occupational Health and Safety (JOHS) representatives participate on the college COVID-19 Coordinating and Workplace Return Group Committees. The planning for the spring and summer included the pilot projects for “winter teach outs” which had successful and safe results. We are still meeting and […]

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