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.

Seniority Lists and Partial Load Service Credits

In accordance with Article 27.04 of the collective agreement, the college publishes seniority lists each January.  Typically this is done on January 31st.

Faculty have two weeks to dispute the accuracy of these list.

The posted lists can be found in print form outside the Union office on Sutherland campus  (B3 ) or on the HR website. Links to the lists on the HR website are as follows:

While the full-time and probationary seniority lists are based on hiring date, the partial load seniority list is based upon service credits.

The way service credits are calculated change in October 1, 2017 with the new collective agreement.  Humber College has just produced (February 1, 2020) a useful video that explains how service credits calculation works:

If you have questions about your service credits, please don’t hesitate to speak with your supervisor or a union steward.



Alex Usher published a blog post last week critical of the Ontario government’s decision to lessen restrictions on public/private partnerships between Ontario’s Colleges and private vocational colleges.

Nestled within the post are links to multiple resources sure to get you thinking.  What do you notice?  What do you wonder?  Reach out to your steward and let them know what your thoughts.

Under 35 years old? Consider attending the Annual Young Workers Conference

Letter/invitation below.  Unfortunately the deadline is tomorrow.


Greetings Young Workers,

My name is Evan Wickham and I have the honour of being your Provincial Young Worker Representative for the 2019-2021 term. For those unfamiliar with the role, yes, young workers do have a voice. One of the progressive aspects of our union is the recognition that the vibrancy and innovation of youth workers play an essential part in its function. Provided the opportunity, it is up to us to develop and create polices and movements which bring our dreams, goals and concerns to the forefront of labour reforms. What our future jobs look like depend on our actions now.

We have been given a committee to speak about increasing awareness on key young worker issues such as environmental sustainability; international fair trade; part-time issues and job security.

I welcome your involvement in this initiative no matter what your level of experience and I take great pleasure in inviting you to share your voice at our annual Young Workers Conference on August 9th – August 11th at the Chelsea Hotel. Child care and accommodations will be covered as well as lost wages. To register you have to sign in / Create a profile on the OPSEU’s Members Portal, go to events and you will be pre-registered once you’re under the age of 35 and complete the application.
Deadline for submission will be May 31st 2019. If you have comments or concerns please email Thank you and I hope to see you there.
In Solidarity,

Evan Wickham


(LBED) Local 376