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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

Register by July 9: OPSEU/SEFPO Young Workers Conference Online

Reminder: deadline to register is July 9, 2021 Conference Call Out Dear Young Workers: The Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC) invites you to submit your application for the 2021 Young Workers Conference! It will take place virtually on August 14, … Continue reading

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Rising Above the Storm: Creating the Future We Want

Sign up for the Indigenous & Workers of Colour Conference 2021, hosted by the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, Saturday, June 12, 2021 9:45 am to 12:40 pm. This year’s conference will be held virtually over Zoom and will … Continue reading

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Extension of Changes to Payment and Coding for COVID-19

We will be extending the changes made to our payment and coding for COVID-19 in alignment with, and to enhance, the Ontario COVID-19 Worker Income Protection Benefit, which covers three paid days for casual and part-time workers who are ill, … Continue reading

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Nurses Week 2021 Guest Speakers Events/ La Semaine nationale des soins infirmiers 2021: conférenciers invités

Dear OPSEU/SEFPO RPNs and Healthcare workers, As part of OPSEU/SEFPO’s RPN Divisional Council’s commemoration of Nurses Week 2021, we would like to invite all health care members to two special presentations being offered during the week. On Tuesday, May 11th … Continue reading

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OPSEU/SEFPO applauds verdict in George Floyd murder

OPSEU/SEFPO applauds the recent guilty verdict against Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd. We acknowledge that the verdict was newsworthy because it disrupts a continuous pattern of white supremacy persistent in North American criminal justice systems. We agree … Continue reading

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OPSEU/SEFPO calling on Ford government to legislate paid sick days for all

OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent the following letter to Premier Doug Ford today.   April 19, 2021   Hon. Doug Ford, Premier of Ontario  Room 281  Legislative Building, Queen’s Park  Toronto, ON M7A 1A1    Re OPSEU/SEFPO calling on … Continue reading

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Ontario needs a shot in the arm

OPSEU/SEFPO has launched an ad campaign to support Ontario’s vaccine rollout and encourage Ontarians to get vaccinated against COVID-19. “It’s undeniable that the COVID pandemic has hurt us all,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “It has taken a toll … Continue reading

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THOMAS: Message to the OHA — recovery will take action, not just talk

The following Op Ed by OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was published today in the Toronto Sun. The third wave of COVID-19 has arrived and many folks are scratching their heads wondering how Ontario’s entire health-care system — and economy … Continue reading

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Region 5 New Activist /New Steward Class: Application Package – Deadline April 16, 2021

The Region 5 Education Committee is pleased to offer this virtualeducational opportunity to our Region 5 members. We would like toinvite all members of Region 5 to participate in our upcoming zoomclasses on: NEW ACTIVIST / NEW STEWARD ORIENTATION There … Continue reading

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OPSEU/SEFPO’s Rainbow Alliance Arc-en-Ciel Queermunity Town Halls!

Attention all rainbow-identified members: OPSEU/SEFPO’s Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel (RAA) will be holding monthly Queermunity town halls via Zoom on the last Wednesday of each month! Be sure to join them as they discuss queer issues, chat about upcoming events and … Continue reading

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