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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 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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REGISTER NOW: GTAC’s Election Forum for Candidates for OPSEU President & 1st Vice-President/Treasurer

Wednesday, March 30, 7-9 pmREGISTER by 12 noon, March 30: https://tinyurl.com/OPSEU-R5-Forum-Registration SUBMIT Your Questions by 5 pm March 29: https://tinyurl.com/OPSEU-R5-Candidate-Questions After three long years, delegates from Region 5 and across the province have some important decisions to make at OPSEU’s … Continue reading

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Psychosocial Hazard & Workplace Mental Health Certified Course

The Region 5 Coalition of Racialized Workers in collaboration with the Workers Health & Safety Centre WHSC supported by Region 5 Executive Board Members present the Psychosocial Hazard & Workplace Mental Health health & safety certified course. Date: March 11, … Continue reading

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Join the OPSEU/SEFPO PSW Community today!

Are you a personal support worker (PSW) and an OPSEU/SEFPO member? Do you do the work of a PSW but with a different title? Sign up to be part of the OPSEU/SEFPO’s PSW Community to stay informed about the latest PSW-specific … Continue reading

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CoRW Annual Black History Month Virtual Forum

In commemoration of Black History Month, OPSEU/SEFPO’s Coalition of Racialized Workers (CoRW) will be hosting their annual Black History Month forum on February 25, 2022. This year’s event will spotlight and celebrate the resistance, resilience and triumphs of Black people … Continue reading

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Young Workers Zoom Room: Chat with the PYC on March 24!

Attention all OPSEU/SEFPO members,   OPSEU/SEFPO’s Provincial Young Workers Committee (PYC) is hosting a PYC Zoom Room on March 24, 2022, from 7pm to 8pm. It will be a Q&A conversation with members aged 35 and younger about the importance and … Continue reading

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Rally for Health, Rally for the Streets

Rally for Health, Rally for the Streets Saturday, February 12 at 12 pm Convocation Hall at 31 King’s College Circle We are a group of health care workers who organized last Saturday’s Access to Health Care Rally. Access to health … Continue reading

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What is Canada’s legal system saying about workplace vaccine mandates?

From an article in the CTV news website published Sunday, February 6, 2022: Legal challenges of employer vaccine mandates and health measures are being tossed out as arbitrators in Canada largely side with the need to maintain safe workplaces during … Continue reading

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Join us for our first meeting: addressing pandemic related grievances

Dear friends, Join us for our first quarterly zoom meeting on February 1 at 7:00 pm EST, open to all mental health and addictions workers. We will be discussing how to address pandemic related grievances. OPSEU/SEFPO Grievance Officer, Alison Nielson-Jones … Continue reading

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