The Faculty Voice: Ford’s disastrous agenda for education

The Faculty Voice is the official publication of the OPSEU College Faculty Division, which includes professors, instructors, counsellors, and librarians who work in Ontario’s public colleges.

PDF iconClick here to download The Faculty Voice, Volume 2, Issue 1, March 2019.

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The Faculty Voice is written and assembled by the Divisional Executive (DivEx) with the assistance of our members and OPSEU staff.

RM Kennedy, Chair
Martin Devitt, Vice Chair
Heather Giardine-Tuck
JP Hornick
Pearline Lung

Content Highlights:

  • Ford’s disastrous agenda for education (RM Kennedy, Local 558)
  • Solidary message (OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas): Doug Ford has declared war on education, educators and students
  • Partial-load faculty: taking charge of your hiring rights (Pearline Lung, Local 562)
  • Equal pay for equal work: The fight isn’t over (JP Hornick, Local 556)
  • Your divisional executive: here to support our locals (Heather Giardine-Tuck, Local 240)
  • Exercising academic freedom (Kevin MacKay, Local 240, and Martin Devitt, Local 242)
  • Challenging outsourcing to private career colleges (RM Kennedy, Local 558)
  • Divisional Executive update on part-time and sessional faculty unionization drive

And we’re live…again.

After some time without a website, Fleming’s faculty union is going live again.  Expect regular local updates here.  Also use our website to find useful documents related to your employment: your collective agreement, your benefits guide (FT and PL), your local newsletters.

Also, a big thank you to everyone who came out to our demand setting meeting in January. Fleming was first out of the gate. Thank you to Shawn and Nicole from the 2017 bargaining team who also came out. Glad we could video conference with our Frost Campus members.  The province wide demand setting occurred this past weekend with great success!