Recently, the Local has been invited to participate in a Working Group with the College to discuss the assignment of faculty annual leave. Through regular dialogue, your Local had alerted the College to our concerns about its approach to the annual leave period, which is compounded by the increased stress and anxiety of the pandemic.
The goal of this new Working Group is to determine a more humane way of scheduling annual leave. In all of our conversations with the College, our role at the table is clear: to defend faculty rights and ensure adherence to our Collective Agreement. We are further guided by feedback from members, including your valid concerns about rotations, clusters, equity, as well as alignment of vacation with family care responsibilities, and seniority rights.
Updates will be shared as discussions progress. In the interim, if you have questions, please e-mail COMMS@locallines.org or leave us a message at (613) 727-4723 Ext. 7716.
Annette Bouzi (she/her)
President, OPSEU Local 415