Role

The faculty union at Seneca College is: Local 560 of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). [Application for Membership]

The Role of OPSEU Local 560

Local 560 represents academic staff consisting of all full-time and partial-load professors, all full-time counselors and librarians, and all instructors. Persons holding these positions are eligible to join the union. They are automatically members of the bargaining unit.

OPSEU was selected by academic staff as its union in the 1970s. It represents you in negotiations and in day-to-day contract administration, with respect to working conditions, salary, and benefits. You are automatically entitled to these services under the Colleges Collective Bargaining Act. Dues, which are tax deductible, are already deducted by the College from your pay, whether or not you join the union, as all who receive these services share the cost of providing them.