OPSSU GMM, Saturday, May 30

All OPSSU members are invited to attend our General Membership Meeting on Saturday, May 30.

Our upcoming GMM will take place  at The Holiday Inn, Yorkdale
located at 3450 Dufferin Street, Toronto M6A 2V1

The week’s events:

Wednesday, May 27  Grievance Committee Meeting
Thursday, May 28  Executive Meeting
Friday, May 29 Stewards Meeting
Friday, May 29  Hospitality Suite (8:30 to 1, suite 1241)
Saturday May 30  GMM (York Halls)

Call to order for the GMM is 10 am. Lunch will be provided.

Daycare will not be provided.

OPSSU supports workers on strike at CarePartners

Pati Habermann, Staff Representative assigned to OPSEU Local 294, presents a cheque from OPSSU to local president, Chris Terreberry.
Pati Habermann, Staff Representative assigned to OPSEU Local 294, presents a cheque from OPSSU to local president, Chris Terreberry.

OPSSU is proud to support members of OPSEU Local 294 on strike at CarePartners in Niagara and Simcoe. More than 100 nursing and administrative staff  have been on strike since April 10, 2015.
Your fight is our fight.

OPSSU stands in solidarity with USW Local 9176

ssu_letterOPSSU is disgusted that Crown Holdings continues to fail to acknowledge the value of the work performed by their staff.

OPSSU members are encouraged to buy bottles rather than crown cans made by scabs when they purchase Molson, Labatt, Coors, Budweiser, Moosehead Steam Whistle, Creemore and other beers.

The following letter was sent in support together with a solidarity cheque. Continue reading

New OPSSU email addresses


We have a NEW secure email that is NOT on the employer’s server which will allow us to contact each other securely.

Once you have received your individual email information please go to OPSSU Webmail at http://webmail.opssu.ca/  to log in to your new email.

If it isn’t already, you can forward your opssu.ca emails to go to a personal email account from with the OPSSU email program. You can contact Pati Habermann for information regarding your account.

Bargaining Bulletin #6

No respect, no recognition, no value…just lumps

OPSSU Bargaining team calls for No Board

At 6:58 Friday evening, your Bargaining Team gave notice to the employer that we have requested a No Board Report from the Ministry of Labour. We expect this report to be issued next week, which will start the 17-day clock towards a strike deadline in the first week of December.

This is a position that your team reached with a great deal of difficulty. However, after a full day of negotiations with the assistance of a conciliator, it became painfully obvious that the representatives of an employer that prides itself in the respect and advocacy of its members, holds none of those values for its staff.

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