JP Hornick, George Brown College — Local 556, published an article in Our Times (Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine) over the weekend.  The articles focuses on the opportunity crisis for public change, and also reflects on the importance of engaging faculty and teachers throughout the current crisis to prevent a privatized education system.

Read the entire piece here:

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JP Hornick is the coordinator of the School of Labour at George Brown College, in Toronto, a long-time social activist, and chief steward for Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 556.

Union Night at the Peterborough Pete’s game

Tickets are available for the Peterborough Pete’s game on a first come, first served basis.

Tickets are on a $5 suggested donation to help support one of our members whose son was diagnosed with leukemia Dec 24th, 2018. The donation will assist in out of pocket expenses that unfortunately not covered by OHIP.

You can reserve your tickets at the link below, ticket pick up will be the night of the game inside the main box office entrance starting at 6:15 pm. OPSEU people will be inside the doors of the main entrance with the tickets and will collect your donation should you wish to donate.


Partial Load Registry – 2021

With a new calendar year comes a new partial load registry list.

Registration for the current partial load registry list closed on October 31st, 2019.  The current registry is in effect January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020.

If you missed the last registration, you can register already for the 2021 registry.  It doesn’t matter if you are currently partial load — if you have been partial load in the past or think you may be partial load in the future, indicate if you would like to be considered for teaching partial load in the future.

To access and complete the Partial Load Registration Form:

  1. Log onto MyCampus
  2. Access “Evolve Administration Systems”
  3. Navigate to the registry via “My Self Service”->”Payroll and Compensation”->”Register for Partial Load”
  4. Select “Yes” from both drop down menus and submit your results.


The following screencast also walks you through the process:

If you want to learn more about the registry and what it means to you, plan to attend an information session at 10 am on Monday February 28, 2020 hosted by Local 352. More information will follow 🙂

Tampon Tuesday


Together with the Support Staff union at Fleming College (Local 351), we  will be running a ‘Tampon Tuesday’ event in honour of the upcoming International Women’s Day.

To support this initiative, as well as our other Fleming communities, donation bins will be set up to collect women’s menstrual products for local food banks in Haliburton, Lindsay and Peterborough, as well as support our Fleming Food Banks.

At Frost and Sutherland, two bins will be available: one in the Staff Lounge (staff donations) and one in the Library (for student donations).  Haliburton will place their donation bin in the Reception area. 

Menstrual Hygiene Products are one of the MOST REQUESTED yet LEAST DONATED items at Food Banks.