College Denying Union Use of College Email and Facilities to Contact Part-Time College Workers

To date, Seneca College has denied OPSEU Local 561 the use of college email to contact our new part-time union members, and the use of college facilities to hold meetings for part-time employees. OPSEU has appealed to the Employer Council to secure permission for locals, who regularly use college email and facilities to support bargaining and demand-setting meetings for full-time employees. In the meantime, we are using our web site, personal emails (where we have them), Facebook, posters and word of mouth, to reach our new members, and encourage them to complete their bargaining survey.

How can you help? Forward the bargaining survey link, or a link to, to all of your part-time co-workers, through their personal email. If you are part-time, please sign a Union Card, so we have your non-Seneca email address, and can add you to our email list. If you do not wish to sign a card at this time but want to get all the news related to bargaining, then send us your non-Seneca email address to

Part-Time Support Staff: Complete Your Bargaining Survey Before March 12th

Link to Survey Here

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?

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