Dear College Support Part-time member,
You are invited to join a special tele-town hall with President Warren (Smokey) Thomas, First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida and the College Support Part-Time Staff bargaining team on Wednesday, April 11, from 7 to 9 p.m.
Please confirm today that you want us to dial you in for this important interactive conference call!
We received more than 2700 responses to our bargaining survey, thank you.
The feedback from the survey will be used for this important next step: What are our key demands at the bargaining table, and what is their order of priority?
Join the discussion, vote on our key issues, and choose the priority sequence of those issues for bargaining.
Please click on the link to let us know you will join us. You will be asked to provide your contact information so that you can be dialed in on April 11.
On March 24 and 25, two part time college support delegates from almost every college in Ontario got together for a two-day meeting to discuss strategies for Bargaining and Mobilizing to achieve a First Contract for our newest bargaining unit. A Bargaining Team was elected, with student and non-student representation. Your new Bargaining Team includes:
Ted Claeys, Chair
Fanshawe College, OPSEU Local 124
Duncan McFarlane, Vice Chair
Algonquin College, OPSEU Local 416
George Brown College, OPSEU Local 557
Cambrian College, OPSEU Local 656
A number of alternates were also elected, including Seneca’s own Mackenzie Jenkins (Learning Centre, Seneca@York). In addition, the Team will include two ex-officio members (advice but no vote). Janice Hagan of Seneca College, and Chair of the College Support Full Time Divisional Executive, and Connie Collins, Chair of the College Support Full Time Bargaining Team will provide administrative support and liaison between the Part Time and Full Time units. We want to ensure our new bargaining unit has all of our resources and history at their finger tips.
The Team will be hosting a Tele-Town-Hall Meeting on April 11th, to collect your votes on priorities for the First Contract. They will be developing strategies for communication and negotiations, and expect to hit the Table with Management in the next month.
Download OPSEU’s Q&A Sheet for New PT Union Members
Link to Survey Here (expired)
You have a Union. NOW you need some Union Rights. We must negotiate a First Employment Contract with Ontario’s Colleges, and fast. Please complete the Bargaining Survey linked above to let your Union and Bargaining Team know what is most important to you. Part-Time college workers across the province will be doing the same. Once we begin bargaining, we cannot add to the Wish List, so think carefully, and make sure you have your say, before March 12th, 2018.
Please share this post with all your Part-Time co-workers. Want to make sure you are on the mailing list for bargaining information?