Free comedy workshop for members of the rainbow-identified community

OPSEU/SEFPO’s Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel (RAA) invites you to participate in a free online workshop where you can create stand-up comedy material using the punching up method with our special guest, Alice Rose!

Over the course of two meetings, Intro to Ethical Comedy will explore the fundamentals of comedy writing and performance.  Using an improvisational approach, the workshop will merge the principles of stand-up and storytelling to create a fun and engaging course for participants.

When: March 6 and March 20, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Virtually on Zoom (a link will be provided to all participants in advance of workshops)
Cost: Free

For any questions or to register, please contact pride@opseu.org with your name and union number. The deadline to register is March 1, 2021 at 5pm

Please note: this workshop is intended for queer OPSEU/SEFPO members only.

2021 February 26|All Members, External Events|

Urgent Part-Time Member Meeting – Thurs Dec 10 @ 5:30 pm

Local 241 is hosting an urgent online meeting for all part-time members on Thursday December 10 at 5:30 pm. Members will be voting on the matters they want OPSEU to bring to the negotiating table for the next part-time collective agreement.

2020 November 27|General Membership Meetings, Part-Time Members|

Information for Part-Time Bargaining

The College Support Part-Time Collective Agreement is coming up for renewal in 2021. In the coming months, OPSEU will be asking for your input and involvement in the issues that matter to our part-time members!

If you have not signed up for our Local’s mailing list, join it today for meeting notices and news!

2020 November 20|Part-Time Members|

Compensation for Mandatory Training

If you have received a notice to complete required training modules as part of compliance, legislation, or other employer commitments, your time spent to complete this training must be compensated under the Employment Standards Act.

Training that is considered mandatory counts as Work Time. If you have been told by your manager or another employee that you will not be compensated, contact us at info@opseu241.ca immediately.

2020 November 2|All Members, Ministry of Labour|

Fall General Membership Meeting – October 28, 5:00pm

Local 241 will have a one-hour online general meeting for all members on Wednesday, October 28 at 5:00 pm. You must RSVP to receive the Zoom meeting link.
We will be voting to adopt next year’s proposed budget and perform elections for the upcoming full-time divisional meeting. Please see the details below.

Nominations for Full-Time Divisional Meeting

The annual Full-Time Divisional Meeting will be held online Friday November 13 and Saturday November 14. Delegates will discuss matters of common interest and formulate policies and positions on matters of concern to our members and promote those ideas within the union.

Nominations are open for full-time members. If you are interested in being nominated for delegate, alternate, or observer, or wish to nominate another full-time member, e-mail ftunitsteward@opseu241.ca by Wednesday October 28.

  • 3 Delegates (attends the meeting and votes on behalf of local members)
  • 3 Alternates (back-ups for the delegates)
  • Observers (attendees who view, but do not vote)

Part-Time Local Dues Starting October 1

Thank you to our part-time members who attended our first PT-only GMM on September 16th.

Attendees votes in favour of starting the collection of Local Dues from part-time members as of October 1 2020. Local Dues are paid directly to Local 241 in a separate account for part-time member use only. These funds go towards reimbursement of training and union activity expenses for participants and a strike fund.

At the March 2020 GMM, the rate for local dues from part-timers was approved to be 20% of their OPSEU union dues, equal to 0.002% per hour. This will be paid by all part-time employees, including temporary, casual, PNRK, and CSEP.

Breakdown by average wage

Average Wage – Local Dues Per Hour
14.21 – $0.028
17.69 – $0.035
20.39 – $0.040
22.37 – $0.044
26.19 – $0.052
29.72 – $0.059
31.06 – $0.062
34.18 – $0.068
40.02 – $0.080
42.22 – $0.084

2020 September 28|Part-Time Members|

Part-Time General Membership Meeting – Sept 16 5:00 pm

Bargaining for the Part-Time collective agreement will be beginning ahead of January 31 2021. Local 241 is hosting a General Membership Meeting for Part-Time members on Wednesday September 16 at 5:00 pm. RSVP online here.

Nominations are open for part-time members to represent Local 241 at the division meetings and in bargaining:

  • 1 Delegate (attends the meeting and votes on behalf of local members)
  • 1 Alternate (back-up for the delegate)
  • Observers (attendees who view, but do not vote)

If you are interested in being nominated for delegate, alternate, or observer, or wish to nominate another part-time member, e-mail ftunitsteward@opseu241.ca.

A vote will be held if there is more than 1 nominee for any position.

Call for Part-Time Stewards or Helpers

Collective Bargaining for the Part-Time Collective Agreement is starting soon. Local 241 is in need of part-time stewards and delegates to participate in the demand-set and bargaining process.

If you are a part-time member interested in becoming a volunteer or learning more about the role of Stewards and delegates, please contact us: info@opseu241.ca

2020 August 26|Part-Time Members|

Local Town Hall – Wednesday August 26, 5:00 pm

Local 241 is hosting a 1-hour informational Town Hall for members on Wednesday August 26 at 5:00 pm. All support staff, including members who have been laid off or are on recall, are encouraged to attend.

The link to join the meeting will be sent by email. You must RSVP to attend. Do not use your @mohawkcollege.ca e-mail address for union functions. Click here to RSVP.

2020 August 20|General Membership Meetings|

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About Local 241

OPSEU Local 241 proudly represents all Support Staff at Mohawk College, including part-time and student employees.

Local Stewards are volunteers who offer confidential, one-on-one support to our members to help navigate life in the workplace and exercise our rights as workers. Need assistance? Contact us.

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