Four of your co-workers were elected at a provincial union meeting in May to work with support staff to build bargaining power. These four members will work with your local unions and the bargaining team to host events and speak with as many of you as possible.
This is your contract. It is important that you stand up with your co-workers and tell the colleges that you deserve to be treated with dignity, fairness and respect! Support staff work in more than 150 professions in the colleges. The colleges don’t work without us.
We are asking all support staff to wear blue on July 13 and August 10 to show support for the bargaining team and a fair contract.
Local 124 – Lambton College – email@example.com
For OPSEU Regions 1 and 2: St. Clair, Lambton, Fanshawe, Conestoga, Mohawk, Niagara and Sheridan
Carla has worked for Lambton College for 17 years. She is a graduate of the college’s Information Technology Professional Program, Teacher of Adults Certificate and Part-time Teacher Training.
Carla is employed as an Employment Consultant and Job Developer with Employment Services. She worked in IT prior to her current role. Carla is in her last term at University of Western Ontario, where she is completing her Bachelor of Social Sciences with her Major in Indigenous Studies.
In her spare time, she enjoys time with her family and friends. Her hobbies are singing and performing community theatre, riding her motorcycle, sailing, cycling, travelling and gardening. She was a previous steward in 2011-12 and hopes to become a steward with Local 124 later this year.
Local 471 – Collège La Cité – firstname.lastname@example.org
For OPSEU Regions 3 and 4: Durham, Georgian, Fleming, Loyalist, St. Lawrence, La Cité and Algonquin
Éric graduated from Collège La Cité in their HVAC program. He has worked at La Cité since 2019 as their Purchasing, Warehouse and Stock agent for their skilled trades institute.
He has been vice-president of Local 471 since 2021. Before being at the college, Éric worked in different areas of construction.
He enjoys spending time outside with his kids and grandkids.
Local 559 – Centennial – email@example.com
For OPSEU Region 5: Humber, Seneca, Centennial and George Brown
Colette is a Centennial College alumni and has worked at the college in a variety of positions since 2002.
She currently works at the college’s School of Community and Health Studies and is engaged as a Joint Health Community Member and Treasurer/Union Steward at the college. She is also on the Centennial College Alumni Association as a Board of Directors Director currently serving her second term.
She has been an active union member since 2014 and enjoys engaging with her local members.
In her free time, Colette enjoys cooking international cuisine, gardening and anything that has to do with outdoors. Colette is thrilled to be part of the Bargaining Mobilizer team and is looking forward to engaging with the Region 5 college members during the bargaining phases.
Local 656 – Cambrian – firstname.lastname@example.org
For OPSEU Regions 6 and 7: Canadore, Sault, Cambrian, Boréal, Northern and Confederation
Lynn has worked for Cambrian College since 2015 and is currently an employment consultant and job developer with their employment services department.
Lynn’s background is Law and Social Work. She is active with her local and is currently the communications officer. She has been a union steward since 2016 and is also an alternate for the JIC Committee.
Lynn enjoys spending time with family and friends. Her hobbies include camping and the outdoors, and she participates in competitive bass fishing.