Posted on 09-01-2010 under Education, Events
  • Delta Meadowvale
  • 6750 Mississauga Road – just south of the 401
  • Mississauga, ON
  • Phone: 1-800-422-8238
  • Fax: 1-905-542-4036

Room rates: Double/single $109.00 plus taxes

Shared with another member $54.50 plus taxes

What you need to do:

  1. Complete the necessary forms and return to the Owen Sound Regional Office
  2. Call/fax the hotel and book your room before September 15, 2010

To register download the necessary registration forms

Course List:

  • Stewards 1: Making a Difference in the Workplace
  • Stewards 2: Facing the Employer, Building Member Involvement
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) – Level 1
  • Benefits (OPS)
  • Duty to Accommodate:  A Tool for Inclusive Workplaces
  • Let’s Start Meeting Like This!  Running Meetings that Build the Union

This is my first installment on what I hope to be an informative blog as your local President.  Your Executive is enthused and ready to go also.

Part Time Campaign:   I hear the part-time college workers organizing campaign is really picking up steam, and will be moving into the next phase very soon.  Currently card signing is coming to a conclusion and efforts are being made to have the Council of Compensation and Appointments provide voluntary recognition.  Also the Union is lobbying the provincial government to bring forth amends to the College’s Collective Bargaining Act in order to right this now legally declared wrong by the Supreme Court of Canada that bars part time workers from forming a union.

Collective Bargaining:  Well, it has begun with the view to renew our current collective agreement which expires August 31st of this year.  You can read the more detailed information on this web site and also you will be seeing the local’s mobilizers on the workplace speaking to you in small groups and individually.  We have done this before and it has proven to be very successful in assisting with the bargaining goals the membership has mandated our bargaining team to achieve.

Knowing your Contract:   I know probably most of you do not carry around your collective agreement all the times, checking and/or confirming if the employer is managing within the rules they have agreed to.  As part of this ongoing blog, I will be writing about certain articles in the agreement that seem to be questioned more than others.  Given the very public nature of a blog, anything I write will be on a without prejudice basis since I would not want the employer producing this blog in a future arbitration.

Day of Mourning:  This April 28, is the National Day of Mourning.  More than twenty years ago the Canadian Labour Congress declared April 28 a National Day of Mourning for workers who have been killed, suffer disease or injury as a result of work. Every year since, unions, labour councils, families and community partners gather by the thousands to ‘mourn for the dead’. What began through the efforts of Canada’s labour movement is now observed in more than 100 countries. This nationally recognized day locally is recognized at the monument in downtown Oakville by the main library at 6pm.  Local 245 annually lays a wreath at the ceremony along with other labour unions.  Following the formal portion of the event, refreshments and food will be served.  See you there!

Jay Jackson