The Executive Committee (EC) of the Local would like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new members and to welcome back all of our returning members for the 2014-2015 academic year! The EC regularly distributes electronic newsletters throughout the year to your UWO email account to tell you about important union-related matters including bargaining updates, committee call-outs, grievances, application deadlines for scholarships and financial assistance, and political actions organized by the Local. For daily news updates, follow the Local on Twitter.
In August 2015, our current Collective Agreement (CA) will expire. The upcoming year is therefore a crucial time for the Local as the Negotiating Committee will begin to canvass the membership to determine what demands the Bargaining Committee will present to the Employer when they meet to negotiate the terms of our next CA. Over the coming months we hope that you will help the Local by providing us with feedback about your working conditions so that we can better understand what issues ought to be brought to the bargaining table in the new year.
If you have any questions or concerns related to your work as a Teaching Assistant over the course of the year, we strongly encourage you to talk to your Departmental Steward(s) and/or your Division's Chief Steward to ensure that your rights and the terms of your employment are upheld and protected.
Wishing you all the best for 2014-2015.
The PSAC Local 610 Executive Committee