Official Website for OPSEU Local 415

Toronto Star Article on Precarious Jobs at Ontario Colleges‌​

Here is a link to a recent Toronto Star article: Ontario campuses see increase in precarious jobs, study shows

Notice of OPSEU Local 415 Faculty Union General Meeting – Thursday, January 18, 2018

There will be a General Meeting of the Faculty Union on Thursday, January 18, 2018 in the Woodroffe Campus Staff Dining Room, 4 – 6 pm.


Please find  the agenda here .


OPSEU Local 415 Communications Officer

Statement of Solidarity with Ontario College Faculty members in Bargaining September 20,2017

The Cross-Campus Alliance at York University sends its solidarity to the 12,000 members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union  (OPSEU)’s College Academic Division who are currently in bargaining with their employer, College Employer Council.


Attached is their letter of support which calls upon the College Employer Council to bargain in good faith and meet the fair demands of the college faculty. The letter also contains a link for a petition, addressed to the Legislative Assembly of Ontario, to improve the learning and teaching environment of Ontario’s public colleges.


Pat Kennedy, President

OPSEU Local 415

CAC Nomination

Nominations are now open for faculty reps on the College Academic Council for the 2017-19 academic years. One person is required from each of the following areas:

Academic Access

Heritage Institute

Language Institute

Police and Public Safety Institute

School of Health and Community Studies

School of Hospitality and Tourism

Commitment is one meeting a month ( late on a Monday afternoon) with credit on your SWF.

Attached here is the nomination form should be submitted to the union office C215B by noon Friday May 12.In the event there is more than one nomination in an area, there will be an election May 17-18.

For more information , contact Jack Wilson at 7716.

Twitter day of action to support fairness for contract faculty

On March 3, faculty,students,staff and concerned citizens from across Ontario will engage in a day of action on Twitter to raise awareness about the need for fairness for contract faculty.

Throughout the day, university and college community members will be invited to send their Board of Governors or Employee Council (should be Colleges Ontario)  a message about their priorities for the institution,including improving contract faculty working conditions and the quality of education offered to students.

Ontario college faculty and supporters should send your messaged to the College Employer Council (again, Colleges Ontario) and its chair, Linda Franklin and Minister of Advanced Education for the Ontario government, Deb. Matthews:                                                                                @lindaFranlinCO/@CollegesOntario/@Deb_Matthews the hashtag to use is #frairness4CF hashtag on Twitter


Fall 2016 Semester: Survey results

Here are the results of survey of Local 415 faculty regarding Fall 2016 semester

Feedback on proposed salary increases for senior executives at Algonquin

The Algonquin Board of Governors is proposing a wage framework for senior executives ( president and vice presidents) which could see wage increases of up to 39% for the college president and from 22 to 33% for college vice presidents. By contrast, average wage increases for full-time faculty for the past three years have been 1.5%.

Link here to the Ottawa Citizen article on the proposed increase pay rates for senior executives

Algonquin College president’s pay could soar as public sector executives salary freeze ends

Read here the Local’s press release on the issue

Note here is the link to the college website where you can provide anonymous feedback until February 1st on the Propose Executive Compensation Program-Board of Governors 

Niagara College under fire for Saudi Campus

Read the article


Happy Halloween


Cupe 503 Rock for Public Services event

Randy Bachman is the headliner at this years Rock for Public Services event 6:30 on Friday November 11,2016

see poster

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