Several union grievances have been filed by OPSEU Local 417 over the past two weeks, arguing that the programs are overstaffed by Part-time and Partial Load Faculty. In some cases, the grievance states that a position vacated by retirement or resignation has not been filled. If successful, the grievances would result in either new Full-time positions, created by combining Part-time and Partial Load positions, or by filling Full-time Faculty positions left vacant by retirement or resignation.

Brockville Campus:

Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Cornwall Campus:

Bachelor of Science, Nursing



Registered Practical Nursing


Kingston Campus:

Bachelor of Science, Nursing

Business – Human Resources

Business – Marketing

Business Fundamentals

Office Administration

Finally, a group grievance regarding the new course outline format and issues of academic freedom was filed last week.

Grievance timeframes can vary, but you can read more about the grievance process in the Collective Agreement, under Article 32.

More grievances will be filed in the coming weeks. Updates to current and future grievances will follow.

Your Local Union Executive (LEC) will continue to act to represent your best interests. Please do not hesitate to contact any member of the LEC if you have any questions or require assistance. Find contact information here.