As you have likely heard, the government has taken the undemocratic step of rushing to pass Bill-28, which would prevent some 55,000 CUPE education workers from going on strike tomorrow. This is an attack on all workers and a dangerous signal of things that might come in the future. As a sign of solidarity, the […]
OPSEU Local 415 condemns the ongoing truck convoy protest. We respect and support everyone’s right to peacefully protest, but this occupation has long passed that point. To all of our members impacted by the protest, please reach out to us if you require any support, including accessing resources from the college. Our local also has […]
You may have received a message from your College, “Your Right to Choose Regarding Work-to-Rule.” We appreciate the College Employer Council’s latest update, in which they remind faculty members that every college employee “has the legally protected right” to engage in work-to-rule or other labour action without fear of reprisal. As the CEC correctly identified, […]
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 […]
New editor Jordan Berard invites you to review the October 2020 issue of Local Lines.
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 […]