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Negotiations Bulletin

The latest Negotiations Bulletin from the bargaining team can be found here and has been posted on the Bargaining 2021 page.

It includes a report from the Local Demand-Set meetings and an overview of the Employer’s effort to preempt the negotiation process through its early offer.

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Partial Load Faculty Provincial Open House

Dear Partial Load Faculty,
On behalf of the CAAT-A Divisional Executive, you’re invited to the Partial Load Faculty Provincial Open House on Wednesday, March 31 at 7:00 PM
Members of the Bargaining Team as well as the DivEx will be present to answer questions. Also, partial load faculty from across the province will be present, which many folks appreciated meeting and connecting with at January’s Open House.
The invitation has been sent to your non-work emails.  Please email info@opseu125.ca if you didn’t receive the email.
In solidarity,
OPSEU Local 125 Executive

Bargaining 2021

Stay informed and engaged with the bargaining process for our new Collective Agreement. Bargaining information and updates can be found here or use the link in the menu.

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General Membership Survey Extension

The General Membership Survey deadline has been extended to Tuesday, January 26th at 5:00 PM.

If you haven’t had a chance to complete the survey yet, we encourage you to do so and have your voice heard in the demand-setting process.

A link to the survey has been sent to your non-work email.  If you did not receive the email then please email info@opseu125.ca.

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Partial Load Faculty Provincial Open House

Dear Partial Load Faculty,
On behalf of the CAAT-A Divisional Executive, you’re invited to the Partial Load Faculty Provincial Open House on Tuesday, January 26 at 6:00 PM
They will update you on the process of bargaining, discuss the work that has been done to organize Partial Load Faculty, and introduce you to the Partial Load Bargaining Advisory Committee. The BAC members were selected from applicants who stepped up to represent Partial Load Faculty issues and to connect to Partial Load Faculty. They will also invite you to pose questions and concerns during the meeting, and to stay connected.
The invitation has been sent to your non-work emails.  Please email info@opseu125.ca if you didn’t receive the email.
In solidarity,
OPSEU Local 125 Executive

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General Membership Survey

The link to the general membership survey has been sent to member’s non-work emails. If you did not receive the email then please let the Local know by emailing info@opseu125.ca.

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 the survey by Friday, January 22nd

This survey is your first chance to communicate your bargaining priorities directly to your Local and the Bargaining Team.  It includes many opportunities to provide detailed feedback.

The survey covers issues relevant to professors, instructors, librarians, and counsellors — including both full-time and partial-load.

Part-time and sessional faculty are also invited to complete it, since they could easily be hired on (unionized) partial-load contracts by the time that bargaining is underway.

Please do not distribute this link to others.  If you know of any of your faculty colleagues who have not received this link, please invite them to provide their contact information to the Local, in order to receive a link.

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College Faculty Bargaining

The first College Faculty Bulletin for this round of bargaining can be found here. It contains an insightful reflection about our last round of bargaining and what challenges we’ll face negotiating during a pandemic.  It also includes short bios on our bargaining team members and a timeline of the upcoming milestones in our bargaining cycle.

A survey will be sent to all members in early January to help identify common issues throughout the province.  Please complete this survey when you receive it since the results are compiled and sent to the bargaining team.  We will send out reminders when the survey is available.

Our Local will be having a General Membership Meeting on Wednesday, February 17 from 6:30 to 8:30.  Please plan to attend this meeting since it will include our local demand-setting where faculty will have the chance to suggest and vote on specific changes to the collective agreement.  This is your opportunity to make proposals for how to improve working conditions in the colleges.  We will also be reviewing and voting on our Local’s 2021 budget.

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Winter 2021 SWF

Full-time faculty will be receiving their Winter 2021 SWF next week.  Your SWF needs to accurately reflect your workload.  If you have any questions about your SWF, please email info@opseu125.ca and one of us will be happy to chat with you to address your concerns, provide clarification, and discuss resolution options.  If your SWF does not accurately reflect your workload, please select “PROPOSED WORKLOAD REFERRED TO COLLEGE WORKLOAD MONITORING GROUP” which will alert the Workload Monitoring Group and one of our officers will be in touch with you.

You can find more SWF information here.

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Partial Load Registry

This is a message for partial load faculty. If you are full time faculty and know a faculty member that will need to register then please forward this message to them.

Final reminder to register for the Partial Load Registry by the October 30th deadline.

In accordance with Article 26.10 D of the Academic Collective Agreement, the Registry will close at the end of the day on October 30, 2020 so that “by October 30th in each calendar year, a currently or previously employed partial-load employee must register their interest in being employed as a partial-load employee in the following calendar year. This individual will be considered a registered partial-load employee for the purpose of 26.10 E”.

Please refer to Article 26.10 of the Academic Collective Agreement for complete information regarding the Partial-Load Registry.

The Registry can be found on the www.lambtoncollege.ca website under “About Us” then “Employment at Lambton”, or at this link: https://www.lambtoncollege.ca/custom/Pages/HR/PartialLoadRegistry.aspx

Changes have been made this year so that you will receive an e-mail notification upon successful registration on the list under each Academic School. If you teach in more than one School, you will need to register in each School. If you are unable to access the Partial Load Registry due to an inactive employee number then please email erin.virostek@lambtoncollege.ca to request temporary access. 

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Welcome

Welcome to OPSEU Local 125’s new website.

You can also find us on Facebook and on Twitter @opseu125.

This site is a work in progress, so please let us know if you experience any problems. In the meantime, new members can find useful information here.

Thank you!