Over Deduction of Union Dues

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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This message is for partial load faculty members who are also members of the support staff local.

On Friday, April 26, 2019 it was brought to the local’s attention that the college has been over deducting provincial dues from members who belong to both the faculty and support staff locals.

A partial load faculty member received the following message from the Workday group when the member inquired.

I can confirm there is an issue with union due deductions when a part time employee is part of both Academic and Support unions. Your union due deductions have been incorrect since the April 5th pay. I am working on a resolution within Workday and will keep you posted.

Shawn Pentecost, Local Treasurer, has made inquiries with HR as to why this has happened, why the college did not inform members and as to when we can we expect this issue to be fixed.

We are awaiting the college’s response. In the meantime, if you have any questions, please stop by the union office or send me an email. For our colleagues in Perth and Pembroke, please speak to Pat Murphy (Perth) or Shawn Pentecost (Pembroke).

As information comes available, I will keep you posted.

In solidarity

Tracy Henderson

Steward, Local 415

1st Alternate, Divisional Executive

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