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Policy Regarding Faculty Required to Self-Isolate & Sick Leave

College Employer Council, just before the winter break, finalized policy on isolation pay for onsite teaching faculty who are required to self-isolate. Essentially, normal pay (not vacation or sick days) should continue for 14 days for all on-site faculty should they be required to self-isolate. The rationale we put forward is that, if required [...]

By |2021-01-25T13:50:48-05:00January 25th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Invitation for Contract Faculty to Attend Province-Wide Partial Load Faculty Meeting Tuesday, January 26th at 6:00pm

Dear Partial Load Faculty, Happy New Year! 2020 was a year that will take a long time to reckon with. Contract Faculty felt the weight of that year in very particular ways, as precarious work conditions increased, class sizes increased, and the stressors magnified. This year we are going into bargaining again and need [...]

By |2021-01-20T09:32:39-05:00January 20th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Moving Courses Online & Local 417’s Response

College management recently shared a document entitled "Decision-Making Criteria for Selection of Courses to Transition to On-Line" with many faculty. OPSEU Local 417 holds that significant changes to program and course delivery during the second wave of a pandemic and at the onset of a bargaining year is not in the best interest of [...]

By |2021-01-14T11:15:16-05:00January 14th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Update: Demand-Setting Survey Deadline Extended to Tuesday, January 26, 5pm

The demand-setting process that will shape the upcoming round of Collective Agreement bargaining has begun.  This summer, your elected bargaining team will be negotiating the next Collective Agreement, based on demands presented by the Local. To inform the process of Local Demand-Setting, you are asked to complete a survey by Friday, January 22nd. This [...]

By |2021-01-21T13:16:48-05:00January 14th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Counsellor Class Definition Committee Survey

Dear Counsellors,  Your local president is providing you with the link to the counsellor survey developed by your representatives on the provincial Counsellor Class Definition committee. The purpose of the survey is to get a better understanding of your working conditions. This survey is one of the tools that we [...]

By |2021-01-15T14:22:03-05:00January 12th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Steward Orientation Online

Steward Orientation Online will be offered: Where:         Virtually via Zoom When:          Monday, February 8, 2021 - 6:00-8:00pm                      Monday, February 22, 2021 - 6:00-8:00pm                      Monday, March 1, 2021 - 6:00-8:00pm **Please note: You must attend all 3 sessions in order to receive the certificate of completion. All interested members are asked [...]

By |2021-01-08T15:19:56-05:00January 8th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

OPSEU/SEFPO Indigenous Circle Call for Representatives in Regions 2 & 4

The OPSEU/SEFPO Indigenous Circle invites OPSEU members who self-identify as Indigenous to apply for a position on the OPSEU/SEFPO Indigenous Circle to fill a vacancy in Regions 2 & 4.  Region 2 includes the municipalities of Hamilton, Guelph, Niagara, Owen Sound and points in-between.  Region 4 includes the municipalities of Belleville, Brockville, Cornwall, Kingston, Ottawa and points in-between. The [...]

By |2021-01-08T14:52:57-05:00January 8th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments

Survey – Contract Faculty & Full-time Work

Contract faculty, please take a few moments to help your Union Local understand more about your views and experiences regarding your employment status at St. Lawrence College. Your responses will help shape the direction and goals of discussions with contract faculty and with management. This survey closes Wednesday, January 20. Thank you. TAKE THE [...]

By |2021-01-05T09:46:22-05:00January 5th, 2021|Public News|0 Comments
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