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Union office Unit 1, B-2A, (Basement, room 2A), Queen Street West Site 1001 Queen Street West Toronto, ON M6J 1H4 Tel: 416 535-8501 x32330 Fax: 416-583-1254 Email: OPSEU.Local500@camh.ca

OPSEU/SEFPO’s hearts go out to the families of the victims of the Buffalo shootings

OPSEU/SEFPO’s condolences go out to the families of the victims of the latest deadly mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. On Saturday, ten innocent Black lives were targeted in broad daylight inside a supermarket. Another three people were injured. This … Continue reading

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Region 5 Dismantling Anti-Black Racism May 24, 25 & 26, 2022

April 25, 2022 To: Region 5 Local Presidents, L.E.C.s, and E.B.M.sFrom: Region 5 Education Committee DISMANTLING ANTI-BLACK RACISM The 1.5 day Dismantling Anti-Black Racism course, provided over three evening sessions, will raise awareness, provide a better understanding, and include strategies … Continue reading

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Arbitrator Dismisses the Grievance Against Canada Post’s Mandatory Vaccination Practice

This article is by the Canadian Union of Posta Workers. Read the original version on the CUPW website. Thursday April 28 2022 2019-2023/362 On Thursday, April 28, Arbitrator Joliffe rendered his decision on CUPW’s National Grievance against Canada Post’s mandatory … Continue reading

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May 1 – Join GTAC & OPSEU/SEFPO President JP Hornick at these Important Labour/Community Events

Please see below for info on these important events:MAY 1 – Join OPSEU/SEFPO & the OFL to Speak Up for Good Jobs, Worker’s Rights, Public Services and Strong Communities 12 PM – Toronto May Day Rally & Feeder March to … Continue reading

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Recent COVID-19 Vaccination Policy Decisions

Read this summary of new arbitrator decisions related to COVID-19 vaccination policies implemented by employers across Canada. These decisions are summarized by MathewDinsdale Global HR Lawyers and include decisions upholding these vaccination policies and a decision on who should bear … Continue reading

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Young Worker Mentorship Call Out for Mentees

Attention All members! ​OPSEU/SEFPO’s Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC) is proud to present the first annual Young Worker Mentorship Program! We are now seeking expressions of interest from potential mentees aged 35 and younger interested in participating in the 2022 program. … Continue reading

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OPSEU/SEFPO Indigenous Circle Call for Representative in Region 5

This article is reproduced from: https://opseu.org/news/opseu-sefpo-indigenous-circle-call-for-representative-in-region-5/152043/ The OPSEU/SEFPO Indigenous Circle invites OPSEU/SEFPO members who self-identify as Indigenous to apply for a position on the OPSEU/SEFPO Indigenous Circle to fill a vacancy in Region 5. The role of the regional representative on the Indigenous Circle is to … Continue reading

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The fight against racism is a fight from all corners

This article is reproduced from: https://opseu.org/news/the-fight-against-racism-is-a-fight-from-all-corners/152134/ OPSEU/SEFPO is deeply concerned about a recent court ruling and the sweeping implications it could have for the protection of union members’ human rights. In October 2021, the Supreme Court of Canada issued its … Continue reading

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OPSEU/SEFPO welcomes new leadership: JP Hornick and Laurie Nancekivell

JP Hornick has been elected as the new President of OPSEU/SEFPO marking the first change in the union’s presidency in 15 years. Hornick is the Coordinator of the School of Labour at George Brown College, a long-time OPSEU/SEFPO leader and … Continue reading

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Support OPSEU Local 5119 ON STRIKE at LifeLabs!

Support OPSEU Local 5119 ON STRIKE at LifeLabs! After organizing to join OPSEU in 2020, 150 couriers and mailroom workers at LifeLabs have run into a brick wall trying to bargain a fair first contract . Why? Because the bosses … Continue reading

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