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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

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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Demand set meeting has been postponed

Dear Members of OPSEU Local 500 Due to unforeseen technical issues, the Demand Set Meeting and the election of a bargaining team that was scheduled to be held on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 has been postponed until early in the … Continue reading

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POSTPONED: Members of OPSEU Local 500 – Demand Set Meeting

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED When: December 15, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. How: Zoom Local 500 Collective Agreement expires on March 31, 2022.  Meeting Agenda Elect the Bargaining Team Ratify Bargaining Demands The meeting will be virtual on Zoom.  Pre-Registration … Continue reading

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October Newsletter – Mandatory Vaccination Policy (MVP)

Sent on behalf of the President, Thomas Andersson Please forward to any Opseu member in your area that was missed from this email.  Thank you Voices United A Newsletter from OPSEU Local 500 SPECIAL EDITION #2 – Mandatory Vaccination Policy … Continue reading

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R5 New Member/Steward Orientation – December, 2021 Classes

Please be advised of the upcoming Region 5 new member/steward orientation Dates: Option #1 will run two consecutive 3 hour evenings Tuesday, December 6, 2021 and Wednesday December 7, 2021 6:00 pm – 9:15 pm Option #2 will run one … Continue reading

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Voices United: A newsletter on the mandatory vaccination policy

Dear Sisters, Brothers and Members of OPSEU Local 500, On Monday, August 30th 2021, the employer emailed all CAMH staff the Mandatory Vaccination Policy it will be enforcing beginning on September 7th, 2021.  If you have not yet had the … Continue reading

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Voices United: A Newsletter from OPSEU Local 500

August 2021 Happy Labour Day! Dear Sisters and Brothers of OPSEU Local 500, On September 6th, 2021 Canadians will celebrate Labour Day. I have heard it said many times at Labour events that ‘workers are in the fight of their … Continue reading

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Voices United: A Newsletter from OPSEU Local 500 – July 2021

Indigenous Lives Matter OPSEU Local 500 stands in solidarity with Indigenous nations, who are once again mourning the loss of lives of hundreds of children in unmarked graves. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission presented reports of the graves back in … Continue reading

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A Newsletter from OPSEU Local 500 – June 2021

A Newsletter from OPSEU Local 500June 2021 In March of 2020, the world was engulfed in by the Covid-19 Pandemic on a scale not seen since the Influenza Pandemic of 1918-1919. From the day the Pandemic was declared all members … Continue reading

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