New To Georgian?

  • Local 350 is the faculty union representing partial load and full-time faculty, librarians, and counsellors. We have over 300 full-time faculty and, depending on the semester, just as many partial load members.
  • Please fill out an OPSEU membership application. This is important for us to make sure we have your proper information which is particularly important during bargaining phases.
  • Partial load faculty refers to faculty teaching 7-12 hours. The distinctions between partial load and full-time faculty are discussed in the Collective Agreement. You can find a copy of the Collective Agreement on our website:
  • Full-time members will want to pay particular attention to Article 11 (Workload), while Partial Load members should pay close attention to Article 26, particularly Article 26.10 D, which provides information of the partial load registry.
  • Local 350 is proud of our long-time reputation of having some of the best labour relations within the college system. We pride ourselves on advocating for faculty while maintaining positive and collegial relationships with management.
  • You can find lots of relevant info about Local 350 on our website, including workload FAQs, Health & Safety information, contact information for elected stewards and union executives, and Georgian College committees that involve Local 350.
  • You are encouraged to get to know the stewards in your academic area. They can be great mentors and will act as your representatives for any questions you have.   
  • You are also encouraged to connect with our Centre for Teaching and Learning for support related to teaching:
  • Welcome to Georgian! This is a great place to work and Local 350 is always here to support you.

Calculating Your Pay Step

If you are brand new to Georgian, HR/payroll will send you information to complete to determine your step calculation. Refer to the Collective Agreement on how the step is calculated based on your work and educational qualifications. The faculty salary evaluation process uses points to measure both education and experience, and the minimum step level that any new faculty member can start out at is Step 5. The section you will want to focus on is the Job Classification Plans located at the end of the Collective Agreement as an appendix. When filling out the salary calculation, be sure to include any and all relevant experience. Typically, once you are hired it’s not always possible to change the information you’ve provided to payroll unless you have new education or work experience. Make sure you are thorough the first time. If you have any questions, please contact a steward.