Colleagues, The nomination and election process for the executive officers and stewards of OPSEU Local 242, the Faculty Union at Niagara College, is now complete. I would like to thank all those who have served on the 2017–19 Local Executive Committee. In particular, thanks to Martin Devitt, Shannon MacRae, Cosimo Girolamo, and Dave Thomson for … Continue reading List of Executive Officers & Stewards
Colleagues, Thank you to all the faculty who were able to participate in this important democratic process. The following 15 faculty are your elected stewards for the 2019–21 term. In the coming days we will put out the notice of nominations for the officers positions. Officers positions can be nominated from the elected group of … Continue reading Local Steward Election Results
Colleagues, We would like to invite you to a Contract Faculty Information and Appreciation Session on Wednesday, April 24th from 12:30 pm to 2:30 pm in B14 of the Black Walnut Building at the Welland Campus. This session is being put on by OPSEU head office and the CAAT-A division with Local 242 being the … Continue reading Contract Faculty Information and Appreciation Session
Please read the latest issue of The Faculty Voice—the CAAT-A Divisional newsletter below. FacultyVoiceVol2Iss1
Colleagues, On 5 March 5 2019, VPALS Steve Hudson wrote an email to full-time faculty indicating that the College “has approved the creation of 28 new full-time faculty complements, to support the enrolment growth that has occurred. When combined with vacant complements and retirements, the College is planning on hiring approximately 50 new faculty in … Continue reading Staffing Updates
The lastest issue of Local 242’s newsletter in/SOL should already have hit your inboxes—if not, you can read it here. In the meantime, WMG member Herb Hill has some sage advice to help guide you through the spring and fall SWFing process. Understanding the SWFing Process by Herb Hill, WMG member Your associate dean (AD) … Continue reading Latest newsletter out now!
A CAAT-A Retirement Planning Session will be held Wednesday 27 February from 1.30–3.30 pm at the Welland Campus, in Room S235. This session answers the most common questions from members as they prepare for retirement. This session is great for any member, but members over age 50 to attend are strongly encourage to attend. It … Continue reading Retirement Planning Session
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE January 17, 2019 TORONTO — OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Premier Doug Ford’s 10 per cent cut to college and university tuition fees is a recipe for disaster and is a full frontal attack on democracy. “Today was really about cuts to funding for Ontario post-secondary institutions. That’s bad news for … Continue reading Tuition cuts come with steep cost for students and education: OPSEU
Colleagues, Happy New Year! We hope that 2019 is a good one for all of us. As we begin the new year and new term, there are just a few items that we want to remind you about: Workload Referrals Although you have already signed and agreed to your SWF for the Winter Term (for … Continue reading Faculty Memo (January 2019)
I recently received an email from my Associate Dean with the salutation of ‘Dear Colleagues’. This has been my standard opening to many of my memos to you, my fellow faculty; however, this particular use from my manager re-played in my thoughts and I subsequently spent some time considering why.