Sisters and brothers,
Local 415 will be conducting an election for the 2nd Vice Presidents position. As you may recall the local held a by-election on December 5th, however I was unable to determine a successful candidate in the election due to inaccuracies on the voters list provided to the Union by the Employer. Then, because of adverse weather conditions, the rescheduled election of February 13, 2019 was cancelled.
Due to these unfortunate events, the local will be conducting another election on March 13th, 2019.
In order to prevent the same issue of inaccurate lists I will be confirming members who are partial load or who are unsure of their status at the polling station. If you are partial load or believe you are partial load at the time of the vote in order to confirm you are in good standing with the local, you will be required to provide your pay statement to show Union dues deductions as well as hours worked. Your pay statement will need to show your name and employee number as well. If you wish to blackout other areas, you may. If you are partial load or believe you are partial load and you do not provide a pay statement, I will have to segregate your ballot and then confirm your status afterwards which may take days or weeks.
The process will be as usual for all other members who require to be a signed member of the Union in order to vote. If you have not signed a union membership card you can do so at the polling station.
The two candidates for the election are:
- Annette Bouzi
- Tracy Henderson
The by-election will be held as follows on Wednesday March 13, 2019:
– Ottawa Campus: Union Faculty Office, C215B, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
– Pembroke Campus: Room 122, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
– Perth Campus: Room 101, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
All full-time and partial-load faculty who are members of the union are eligible to vote.
Nelson Ross Laguna
OPSEU Region 4 Rep and
Electoral Officer for Local 415