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OPSEU Local 365 - Trent University

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OPSEU Local 365 Email:
OPSEU Office Location: Blackburn Hall, BH 124, Suite 6 (near the mail room, right by building entrance)
Office Hours: Wednesday 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. & Friday 12 noon - 3:30 p.m.
Phone: (705) 748-1011 ext. 7557Fax: (705) 748-1523



Executive Officers, Committee Members & Steward Body
- last update: 2013-December
- (pdf format; get Acrobat Reader)

Collective Agreement
- effective July 2012 - June 2015
- (pdf format; get Acrobat Reader)
- Past Agreements:
--- 2010-2012
--- 2007-2010
--- 2004-2007
--- 2001-2004

Health Benefits Package
- effective July 2012
- (pdf format; get Acrobat Reader)
- Past Packages:
--- 2010-2012
--- 2007-2010
--- 2004-2007

Pension Plan For Employees
of Trent University

- effective July 1998
- (pdf format; get Acrobat Reader)

The Voice Newsletter
Content Index

- indexes 2009-Nov to current issue

Job Titles and Classifications (Schedule B)
The following documents describe position number and title, sorted by band (pdf format; get Acrobat Reader) :
- Schedule B as of March 2006
- Schedule B update April-November 2006

Member Senority List
- last update: 2014-January

Local Bylaws

Job Evaluation

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)
Home Page

Includes information to aid in assessing benefits compared with economy, other locals, etc.


Update to Seniority List posted Apr. 11, 2014
An updated seniority list, which is accurate ot the end of 2013, is now available. The latest seniority list is always available in the left menu.

President's Open Forum for Staff posted Oct. 16, 2013
A President's Open Forum for Staff will be held next week.
WHEN: Monday October 21 9-11AM
WHERE: OC 203.
The adgenda includes:
- Celebrating Success, Differentiation, SMA & Integrated Plan – President Franklin
- Strategic Research Plan Update – Vice President Research & International, Neil Emery
- 50th Anniversary Update- Director, Alumni Affairs, Lee Hays
- Presidential Search Update- University Secretary, Deb deBruijn

Updated OPSEU Health Benefits Document posted Sept. 13, 2013
An updated version of the OPSEU Health Benefits package has been released (effecitve July 2012). This latest version incorporates all the changes negotiated in summer 2012. You can find the current and older versions back to 2004 in the menu at left.

Annual General Meeting Announcement posted Sept. 12, 2013
The OPSEU Local 365 Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been announced.
Date: Wednesday September 25, 2013
Time: 6 p.m. start
Location: Peterborough Lions Community Centre, 347 Burnham St,
[click to see on Google Maps]
The agenda includes nominations and elections of executive officers, local and university committies.

Call for Steward Nominations posted Sept. 5, 2013
It is that time of year again... as we approach the time of our next general meeting, some Stewards' terms are coming to an end. Please read this call for OPSEU Local 365 Steward nominations.
Stewards are the backbone of our union, facilitating communications between members and the Local Executive, and helping union members with any workplace issues they might have. In addition, stewards meet about once per month. For more detail about a Stewards' responsibilities, please read OPSEU's document Roles and Responsibilities of Local Union Officers.
Please consider becoming a Steward of OPSEU Local 365. With you as a Steward, our union will be that much stronger! Nominations must be received by 4 p.m. Wednesday September 18.

Upcoming Trent University Open Staff Forums & Staff Dialogues with the President posted August 21, 2013
Trent University has scheduled the following for the coming academic year. Mark your calendars!

Open Staff Forums
October 21, 2013, 9-11 a.m. in OCA 203 (webcast to Oshawa)
February 19, 2013, 9-11 a.m. in OCA 203 (webcast to Oshawa)

Staff Dialogues with the President
November 27, 2013, 7:45-8:45 a.m. in LHS D212 (Peterborough)
January 22, 2014, 7:45-8:45 a.m. in Oshawa's Front Atrium
April 16, 2014, 7:45-8:45 a.m. in Alumni House ( Peterborough)

OPSEU Flexible Benefit Now Useable at Multiple Food Vendors On Campus posted Aug. 21, 2013
OPSEU Local 365 members can now apply part or all of their flexible benefit ($250) towards food from the following food campus vendors: Aramark, the Planet North (Atheltic Complex), the Ceilie (Champlain College), and the Seasoned Spoon (Champlain College Senior Common Room). See this memo for details.

The Voice May 2013 issue released posted May 12, 2013
The latest issue of The Voice is released. See the section below to view all issues.

Letter from Rose Dunford, President, to OPSEU Local 365 Membershipposted Mar. 25, 2013
Rose Dunford, President of OPSEU Local 365, has released this letter to members, regarding some problems involving medical leave and notification to the employer.

2012/2013 Nancy Simmons Smith Staff Award of Excellence: Call for Nominations posted Mar. 25, 2013
The Nancy Simmons Smith Staff Award recognizes excellence and exceptional commitment to the University in the performance of core functions and special assignments by non-academic employees of the University. The Award is named in recognition of Nancy Simmons Smith, former University Secretary and Secretary of the Board of Governors from 1987 to 2008.
Throughout her career as a senior administrator, Nancy advocated tirelessly for the recognition of non-academic staff and their contributions to the University.
The Award is supported by an endowment and comprises a cash gift of $500 and a framed citation presented each year to a Trent staff member. The Award is presented at the Board of Governors meeting in May.
To be eligible, a staff member must have a minimum service of five continuous years at Trent University. The award may only be granted once during a staff member's career. The recipient of this award is determined by the Staff Awards Sub-Committee of the President and Vice-President's Executive Committee.
Trent University students, faculty, alumni and staff are invited to submit nominations for the Nancy Simmons Smith Staff Award of Excellence to the Office of the President, Bata Library. The Sub-Committee will assess candidates' contributions against established criteria. The deadline for submissions is April 1, 2013.
Please visit for more information.

Annual OPSEU Local 365 Membership Meeting posted Feb. 25, 2013
The annual OPSEU general membership meeting will take place on Wednesday February 27 at 6 pm at St. Paul's Presbyterian Church Hall (near the City Police station) (view map). Food will be available.

Changes to Committes, Stewards updated Sept. 28, 2012
We have some new committee members and stewards. Please select the Executive Officers, Committee Members & Steward Body link at left to download the updated list.

Annual General Meeting Wed. Sept. 26 updated Sept. 21, 2012
Our OPSEU Local 365 Annual General Meeting (AGM) is confirmed:
WHEN: Wednesday September 26 starting at 6 p.m.
WHERE: St. Paul's Presbyterian Church Hall (corner of Murray and Water Streets).
The hall entrance is at the side entrance on Murray. Parking is available at City Hall or on the street.
Click to see a google map of the meeting location.

Tentative Settlement Documentation posted July 13, 2012
Documents are available to download from this site. Due to file size the document has been split into 2 PDF files:
Tentative Agreement (part 1/2)
Tentative Agreement (part2/2)

OPSEU Local 365 Ratification Vote Wed. July 18 posted July 12, 2012
There will be a ratification vote next Wednesday (July 18) in the Wenjack Theatre at Trent University.Str
- A question and answer session will run 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
- The vote will take place 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
- There will be no proxy voting.
- Your supervisors have been notified and you are allowed to attend the full two-hour meeting.

The full tentative settlement will be posted here by end of day Friday July 13. Paper copies will be available Monday for those lacking computer access.
There will be three information sessions held early next week, where you can drop by and ask the team questions about the tentative settlement:
- Monday July 16, 1 p.m. in OC 109
- Tuesday July 17, 9:30 a.m. in BL 103 (Smith Conference Room)
- Tuesday July 17, 12:30 p.m. in BL 103 (Smith Conference Room)

OPSEU Local 365 Bargaining Bulletin #16 posted July 12, 2012 - 1:34am
Bargaining Bulletin #16 has been released. - TENTATIVE SETTLEMENT REACHED - PLEASE READ

Letter from Warren (Smokey) Thomas re: Hudak/Hillier posted July 11, 2012
Yesterday Warran Thomas wrote a response to recent suggestions by Tim Hudak, who wants to curb unions (see latest Voice, back page). Read it here.

Have you moved recently? Are you not receiving (at your home address) the publication "Our Ontario" from OPSEU head office?If either or both of these statements are true, please forward your current home address to our Secretary, George Fogarasi.

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Latest Issue: May 2013

The Voice Index: indexes articles from Nov. 2009 to the current issue.

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