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PSAC Local 555 represents all Teaching Assistants (TAs), Research Assistants (RAs), Sessional Faculty (SF) and Post Doctoral Fellows (PDF) at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. We are a directly-chartered local of the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC). Representatives of the local help our members understand and develop their employment relationship with UOIT. Their work often includes negotiating the terms of the TARA and SF collective agreements with the employer, upholding worker rights, pursuing violations of the Collective Agreement, and organizing with other unions to promote the interests of academic workers. We are committed to promoting equity and social justice within Local 555, PSAC, UOIT, and the broader Oshawa community. 

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Jun 09, 2017

Memorandum from Sharon DeSousa, Regional Executive Vice-President, Ontario

 June 9, 2017  To:                  PSAC DCL 555 Executive & Local Members From:             Sharon DeSousa, Regional Executive Vice-President, Ontario  Re:                  Collective Bargaining  Greetings,  I have heard your concerns regarding the delay in getting dates for your Local’s...

Jun 09, 2017

June 2017 Communication Email

Hello PSAC Local 555 Family and Friends: On April 21st, 2017 PSAC555 had their Annual General Members Meeting, AGM. During this meeting, there was discussion around why the TA/RA Bargaining has been delayed.  Our President Sarah Vollmer was to follow...

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