OPSEU Local 415 Steward Election – Perth Campus – Friday January 31, 2020

OPSEU Local 415

OPSEU Local 415 is the democratically-run body that represents Algonquin College full-time and partial-load faculty (professors and instructors), cousellors, and librarians.

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Sisters and brothers,

Local 415 will be conducting an election for one steward position at the Perth Campus. As you may recall the local held an election on November 20th, however I was unable to determine a successful candidate in the election because we had at least one person believed to be a member vote who was not eligible. After I checked their status with the college, the college confirmed the error and stated there were more errors because of inaccuracies on the voters list provided by to the Union by the Employer.

Due to these unfortunate events, the local will be conducting another election on January 31st, 2020.

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.

Date: Friday, January 31, 2020

– Perth Campus: Room 101, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

 The following members were nominated:

  • Michael Bays
  • Pat Murphy

Note that should any of the nominees wish to withdraw their nomination prior to the election, they should contact me directly via email (NRossLaguna@opseu.org) to do so.

All Perth Campus full-time faculty and partial-load faculty who are members of the union are eligible to vote.

In solidarity

Nelson Ross Laguna

OPSEU Region 4 Rep and

Electoral Officer for Local 415

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