Sick? Know your rights.

It’s the end of the Fall term and also the beginning of flu season. All the crunch associated with wrapping up courses and marking/grading at the end of the semester makes us vulnerable to bugs and viruses.

Fortunately, our collective agreement allows for a paid sick leave.

For Unit 1 it is five paid sick days a term. The odd particularity about our sick leave is that each day of the week is covered only once (e.g., one Monday, one Tuesday, etc.). See article 19 of our collective agreement.

In the event you become sick, make sure you let the Chair of your department know as soon as you can, so the department can make arrangements associated with your absence and even find a replacement for you. This means that you do not lose pay while nursing your illness at home, and the replacement fellow worker gets paid – a win-win solution!

If you not have scheduled contact hours with students (at the end of the semester or as Marker/Grader), the department shall allow reasonable and sufficient time to complete your marking/grading duties.

Questions?

Contact your union!

Equity Officer position vacant

Our Equity Officer is moving on to a new job. We wish Samantha the best in her new pursuits in the beautiful city of Peterborough!

There will be an election to the vacant position of Equity Officer at our November 27th General Members Meeting [GMM]. Any member can run for the position. Please send nominations (you can nominate yourself as well!) and/or inquiries to cupe4207@brocku.ca. You can nominate a member or yourself directly at the GMM.

This is an Executive Committee position subject to monthly stipend. All elected positions in our local expire on April 30 each year. General elections into all positions are held at our Annual General Members meeting [AGM] in April (date/location TBD ).

Here is the list of duties related to the position as per our bylaws:

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NEW PAYROLL SCHEDULE

Incoming members who have signed their contracts for this Fall may have already noticed the absence of preferred payment schedule check boxes, together with the list of the actual dollar amounts for each pay day.

The university has implemented a new pay schedule over the summer — “bi-weekly pay cycle with one week lag“. This means that we get paid one week after the two week pay period by which we have been paid according to the former pay system.

If your pay info was submitted on August 31 (on a contract already signed, starting Sep 1) you will get two days of pay on Friday, September 8th. The next pay day will be September 22.  How much will be deposited each pay day is not clear and so far it looks like it’s left up to your own calculations and estimates…

You can access your payroll-related information by clicking on “Additional Resources” square LOGIN TO ONEBROCK link on the HR website. Sign in as an employee and once in the Office 365 SharePoint page, click on “Payroll”.