Last Update: August 29, 2018
As a partial-load professor (teaching >6 hours up to 12 hours per week), you are a member of the academic bargaining unit and are covered by the Academic Employees Collective Agreement. This agreement extends to all partial-load and full-time faculty throughout all 24 Ontario colleges. The current 4-year collective agreement will expire on September 30, 2021.
As a member of this bargaining unit, you receive the salary, benefits and professional conditions that have been negotiated by the Ontario Public Service Employees’ Union (OPSEU), on your behalf. As such, union dues are automatically deducted from your pay. Even so, you are not a member of our local (Humber Faculty Union, OPSEU local 562) until you have signed your membership card.
Membership into our local is free and comes with many advantages, including allowing you to have a voice during negotiations, and in the event of a strike, eligibility for strike benefits such as strike pay. An electronic membership application form is available here:
- OPSEU Membership Application Form (please fill out all highlighted fields)
Please completed the application form and return it to our office (K216) or via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some important links:
- Collective Agreement 2017-2021 (the new collective agreement builds on this pre-existing one)
- Arbitration Award (Dec 16, 2017)
- Advantages to signing your membership card
- Benefits Booklet for Partial-Load Faculty (2015) (some benefits have changed. Please stay tuned for updates)
- Partial-Load Faculty Contract Rights (2016)
- Joining the CAAT Pension Plan (2017)
- List of Local 562 stewards, officers and committee representatives
- Union Basics – OPSEU
- Track your teaching contact hours using this grid to calculate step increase
Lastly, I would like to invite you into our office to review your initial salary calculations. One of our officers would be happy to go over the calculation with you, and answer any other questions you may have.
Ways to reach us:
– in person: K216, Humber College north campus
– by phone: 416-675-6622 ext. 4007
– by email: email@example.com (general inquiries)
We wish you the best of luck at Humber College!