June 26, 2012 OPSEU is proud to
announce that staff of the
Ontario Family & Children’s Services
have chosen OPSEU as their
official bargaining representative. In a
vote held June 20 and 21, 2012 the
members voted 77 per cent in favour of
being represented by OPSEU, Ontario’s
Union for Changing Times.
This vote is the result
of a merger of Jeanne Sauvé Family
Services, Timiskaming Child & Family
Services and Child & Family Services of
Timmins & District.
With this merger of two
OPSEU worksites and one former CUPE
worksite, OPSEU’s Children’s Aid
Societies Sector now has 380 members who
provide child protection services to
families in North Eastern Ontario.
Special thanks go to
Local 639 President Barb Hutchings,
Local 665 President Kim Kazur and the
entire OPSEU organizing committee for
their tremendous work during this
June 25, 2012 OPSEU
is pleased to welcome our newest Community
Health Care Professionals members at the
Centre. In a vote held June 21,
employees of the Family Health Group voted
in favour of joining OPSEU. This
all-employee unit consists of health
assistants, RPNs and occupational therapists
who provide urgent primary health care to
marginalized community members living in the
city of Oshawa.
June 22, 2012
OPSEU is proud to welcome our
162 newest members at
Trellis Mental Health and Developmental Services.
In a vote held June 20, staff voted to have
OPSEU as their official union representative.
Mental Health and Developmental Services helps
individuals and families facing mental health
and developmental challenges at offices in
Kitchener, Guelph, Mount Forest, Fergus and
Orangeville. Staff members, including Mental
Health Workers, Crisis Workers, Dietitians,
Family Support Workers, Team Support Workers,
Counsellors, Behaviour Therapists and Eating
Disorder Consultants provide front-line services
to infants, children, adults and seniors.
will make a strong addition to the nearly 8,000
members in OPSEU’s Mental Health Division.
June 13, 2012 Through an
agreement with the employer, OPSEU is pleased to now
represent employees of the Family Visit Centre at
Children’s Aid Society. These previously
non-union contract employees supervise parental
visits at the Centre. OPSEU also achieved an
agreement with the employer to upgrade these members
to permanent part-time status, with increased wages,
vacation and percentage in lieu of benefits.
Last November, OPSEU became the
official bargaining representative for the staff of
the Sarnia-Lambton Children’s Aid Society, as the
result of a merger of the Sarnia-Lambton Children’s
Aid Society Staff Association with OPSEU.
May 31, 2012 OPSEU welcomes 250
paramedical employees at London Health Sciences –
University Site. In a vote held May 29, 2012, the
technical staff voted in favour of OPSEU.
Sandi Blancher, Region 1 Executive Board
Member and President of Local 106 at London Health
Sciences, Victoria Site, said she is very pleased these
employees have chosen OPSEU as their union.
“OPSEU has more experience with hospital
professionals than any other union in Ontario,” Blancher
said. “They will be a welcome addition to our local and
to OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division. I also want
to thank Connie Rose, Joe Serodio and all the amazing
people on our inside organizing committee who played a
key role in winning this vote.”
May 31, 2012 OPSEU welcomes our newest
members at Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital
Paramedical employees in the hospital’s Diagnostic
Imaging (Nuclear Medicine) department voted to join
OPSEU in a vote held May 25. They join over 18,000
members in OPSEU’s rapidly growing Hospital
Special thanks to go OPSEU Local 142
President Angie Tuovinen and OPSEU Staff Representative
Marisa Forsyth for all their hard work during this vote.
27, 2012 OPSEU is pleased to announce that Sector 17
(Community Health Care Professionals) has new members at
the North Simcoe Muskoka CCAC.
In a vote held April 25, formerly non-union clerical
services employees chose OPSEU as their union. This group of
employees were the last non-unionized CCAC workers in
Our new members coordinate services for the
CCAC which covers the entire North Simcoe Muskoka Local
Health Integration Network, which encompasses the District
of Muskoka, most of the County of Simcoe and a portion of
Grey County. These members work with case managers and
clients to ensure delivery of community care.
Special thanks go to Julie Lenko from Local
274, Hamilton Niagara Haldimand Brant CCAC, for her
assistance during this campaign.
April 18, 2012 Approximately 200 new OPSEU members arrived earlier this month at Eastern Ontario
Regional Laboratory Association (EORLA). The Regional
Lab was originally created in 2008 as a joint venture between
the 14 participating hospitals in the Champlain Local Health
OPSEU and EORLA took an innovative approach and
agreed to a union representation vote among all the lab staff in
2008. OPSEU was successful in this vote, and a first collective
agreement was negotiated and a new OPSEU local was formed prior
to the transfer of any lab staff from the hospitals to EORLA.
In addition to the OPSEU members at the
hospitals in Cornwall, Deep River, CHEO, QCH and TOH, the former
CUPE and non-union hospital lab professionals from Almonte,
Winchester, Glengarry, Renfrew, Pembroke and Montfort hospitals
elected to transfer to EORLA this month. “Our newest local, with
800 members at EORLA, is a prime example of why OPSEU is
Ontario's union for changing times,” said OPSEU President Smokey
Thomas. “We have the experience to deal with large mergers such
as these, and we get results for our members.”
March 16, 2012 OPSEU’s welcomes its newest
members, workers at CML Healthcare Inc.
In a vote held March 8, these members chose OPSEU as their union.
These workers provide medical lab services in nine different
locations in Brantford, Paris and Cambridge.
Members are extremely happy that they will now have
a legal voice in their workplace, and the ability to negotiate fair
wages and working conditions in their workplaces.
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas welcomes
these new members and looks forward to working with them. “OPSEU
represents more lab workers than any other union in Ontario,” Thomas
said. “Our smart, strong approach to negotiations produces superior
agreements, and no one else has our expertise in this sector. That’s
why more lab workers choose OPSEU as their union.”
CML Healthcare Inc. is Ontario’s largest
private-for-profit lab services provider.
16, 2012 In a representation vote held January 12, 2012, Security
Professionals at Hamilton Health Sciences
have voted to choose OPSEU as their union. These individuals
provide security services at Chedoke Hospital, Hamilton General,
Juravinski Hospital and Cancer Centre and McMaster University and
Medical Centre. OPSEU looks forward to welcoming these 70 new members to
January 12, 2012
OPSEU welcomes our second group of members employed by Saint Elizabeth Health Care.
Employees of Saint Elizabeth’s Metro Crisis Services chose OPSEU in a vote held January 10,
and brings another 41 members to our Community Health Care Professionals Division.
These newest members also provide immediate telephone support for mental health issues,
respond through a mobile crisis team, and provide pre-crisis and follow-up support for clients.
OPSEU is proud to be their new bargaining representative.
December 15, 2011 OPSEU is proud to welcome the newest members of our Community Health Care Professionals. Workers at Saint Elizabeth Health Care,
Peel Crisis Services voted December 14, 2011 to have OPSEU as their bargaining representative.
Our newest members provide immediate telephone support for mental health issues, give prompt
response through a mobile crisis team, and also provide pre-crisis and follow-up support for clients.
This support includes respite housing and hospitalization if needed.
December 8, 2011 OPSEU is pleased to welcome our newest Ambulance Division members at Oneida First Nations Ambulance Service. Oneida Nations Emergency Medical Services (EMS) delivers Primary Care Paramedic medical care and ambulance services to all residents and visitors of Oneida of the Thames, Chippewa of the Thames, Munsee-Delaware, Elgin and Middlesex County.
In a vote held December 6, 2011, these paramedics voted 100 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU.
December 8, 2011 OPSEU welcomes our newest members at George Brown College. These 28 members work for Topnotch Building Maintenance and perform cleaning and maintenance services at the Casa Loma campus. On December 7, these employees voted 100 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU.
Marilou Martin, president of Local 557, says with the addition of these employees, all unionized employees at the Casa Loma campus are OPSEU members. “These members will now have the security of a union contract along with all the benefits of belonging to OPSEU.”
November 30, 2011 Effective December 1, 2011, OPSEU is the official bargaining representative for the staff of the Sarnia-Lambton Children’s Aid Society.
This is the result of a merger of the Sarnia-Lambton Children’s Aid Society Staff Association (SLCASSA) with OPSEU. With this merger, our CAS Sector now has 78 new members who provide child
protection services to the people of Ontario.
Members of SLCASSA voted 95 per cent in favour to merge with OPSEU. Lesley Allen, President of SLCASSA, said the deciding factor was the strength of OPSEU and the long-term benefits
of belonging to a province-wide organization. “We looked at a number of different unions,” Allen said. “We chose OPSEU because it was the best fit for CAS workers.”
Jane Kaija, chair of OPSEU’s CAS Sector, says these newest members will benefit greatly belonging to our union. “OPSEU provides a wealth of resources, from research,
negotiations, benefits, communications and education. These new members will have access to all of these services, and will also be able to liaise with our CAS members across the
province to discuss solutions and strategies to common problems and work issues.”
OPSEU welcomes our newest members and thanks them for choosing our union.
October 25, 2011 OPSEU would like to welcome our newest members at the Elizabeth Fry Society of Ottawa. The Elizabeth Fry Society provides assistance to women involved in the criminal justice system. The counsellors and residential support workers provide practical and effective support for women incarcerated in provincial and federal institutions. In a vote held October 20, employees voted to join OPSEU.
Jonathan Guider, chair of OPSEU’s Justice Sector, says these new members will find an excellent fit with OPSEU. “Elizabeth Fry staff are a natural extension to the OPSEU members working in youth and adult corrections. We understand the unique problems faced by members working in the criminal justice system, and these new members will receive excellent representation.”
October 20, 2011 OPSEU is pleased to announce a welcome addition to
our Hospital Professionals Division. Allied Health professionals at
St. Francis Memorial Hospital in Barry’s Bay
have voted 100 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU. These new members join
their service colleagues in Local 473.
October 14, 2011 OPSEU welcomes our 95 new members at Hamilton Health
Sciences. In a vote held October 13, non-union rehabilitation therapists,
advanced rehabilitation therapists and behaviour therapists joined their
OPSEU colleagues in Local 273.
A large factor in the vote is the current wage freeze legislation for
non-unionized public-sector workers. The non-union workers at HHS saw the
benefits enjoyed by the OPSEU-represented employees who transferred from St.
Joseph’s Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Clinic, along with the OPSEU members
currently working at HHS.
These new members will join OPSEU’s 16,000+ member-strong Hospital
Professionals Division, one of the union’s fastest-growing sectors.
Thanks go to local members Betty Palmieri, Marilyn Bello-Crispo, Debbie
Teichgraf and the transferring members from the ABI Clinic who were
instrumental in the success of this campaign.
August 30, 2011 OPSEU is proud to welcome 106 new members from the
Bonnie Brae Health Care Centre in Tavistock. In a vote held on Thursday,
August 11, workers from this long term care facility voted 92% in favour of
OPSEU, proving once again that OPSEU is the union of choice for health care
workers in Ontario.
Dedicated to the residents they serve, these members range in age from 15 to
65 plus and some have worked at Bonnie Brae for over 30 years. They chose
OPSEU because they want respect for the important work they do, a voice in
their workplace and job security, and they are confident that OPSEU will
help them achieve this.
The Bonnie Brae employees will join OPSEU's Long Term Care Sector which is
committed to improving wages and working conditions for all employees and,
most importantly, the quality of residential care in all long term care
July 29, 2011 OPSEU is proud to welcome our newest members at
The Dr. Bob Kemp Centre for Hospice Palliative Care.
All employees of the hospice are now represented by OPSEU and belong to our Community Health Care Professionals sector.
This is one of the first hospices in Ontario to become unionized. Members there provide a very important service to the community and the families they help and support, and want the same respect and fairness from their employer that their patients give to them. OPSEU recognizes the invaluable service this hospice provides, and looks forward to building a positive working relationship between staff and management.
We thank Dr. Bob Kemp employees who have now paved the way for other palliative centers in Ontario. OPSEU looks forward to continue building a strong force in palliative care in the province.
July 27, 2011 OPSEU is pleased to welcome our newest members at the
Queen’s University Faculty Staff Association (QUFSA). These new members are
staff of the Queen’s University Faculty Association and specialize in labour
relations. This is the first group at Queen’s University organized by OPSEU,
and the group is unique as they bargain collective agreements for QUFSA who
is currently in bargaining with the University. In a vote held July 14,
these new members voted 100 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU, with a 100
per cent voter turnout.
July 26, 2011 OPSEU welcomes our newest members at
ONE Fertility Clinic. The
clinic was a part of the Hamilton Health Sciences Centre that transferred
the operation to a group of doctors in 2009. All of the unions at the
hospital filed a Public Sector Labour Relations Transition Act application.
A settlement at the Labour Relations Board last month resulted in a union
representation vote. OPSEU was successful and will now represent all the
paramedical staff at ONE Fertility Clinic in Burlington. This is the second
fertility clinic for OPSEU. The Ottawa Fertility Clinic paramedical staff
became members of OPSEU through a similar divestment two years ago.
June 7, 2011
OPSEU welcomes our newest members at
Frontenac Youth Services
in Oshawa. The 46 full-time and
voted 94 per
cent in favour
of OPSEU in a
vote held May
31. These new
in Local 361.
3,000 members at
said Deb Gordon,
Chair of OPSEU's
members are a
to our sector,
and our union."
2011 OPSEU is pleased to
welcome Pharmacy Technicians
University Health Network (UHN).
In a vote held May 26, these
new members voted 92 per
cent in favour of joining
OPSEU. The employees work
out of three different sites
in Toronto - Princess
Margaret Hospital, Toronto
General Hospital, and
Toronto Western Hospital.
the changes happening with
Pharmacy Technicians, these
new UHN members will benefit
from the stability that
comes with belonging to
OPSEU and our Hospital
said Sara Labelle, Chair of
the HPD. “We are proud they
now belong to our
of Health Care
May 16, 2011
OPSEU is pleased to announce
that an agreement has been
reached with the
College of Trades (OcT)
for members divested from
the Ministry of Training,
Colleges and Universities.
legislation was passed to
establish the OcT, a regulatory
college that the government says
will modernize the province's
apprenticeship and skilled
trades system. The College will
be implemented in phases,
becoming fully operational in
rights” which were reinstated
for employees whose work is
divested from “The Crown”, OPSEU
began negotiations first with
the government to ensure that
the affected members would
continue to have union rights
and protections. Members whose
work was transferred to OcT have
moved with their former OPS
subsequent negotiations with the
new employer, an OPSEU “all
employee” bargaining unit at
Ontario College of Trades has
been established. As opposed to
going through a process at the
Ontario Labour Relations Board,
this agreement achieves a
positive outcome sooner,
cooperatively and more
economically. OPSEU members
whose work is divested to the
College in the future, as well
as new employees who are hired
by OcT, will automatically
become part of the OPSEU
bargaining unit, which is
expected to grow considerably
over the next few years.
May 11, 2011
OPSEU welcomes our newest members in
the Hospital Professionals Division
(HPD). In a vote held May 10,
paramedical employees at
and District Memorial Hospital
voted 95 per cent in favour
of being represented by OPSEU.
“These members are a
welcome addition to our
constantly-growing Division,” said
Sara Labelle, chair of OPSEU’s HPD.
“OPSEU is second to none
representing Hospital Professionals
and the important work they do.”
April 15, 2011
The staff at
Connexion Family Health Team- l 'Equipe
de Sante Familiale Connexion
voted unanimously in favour of joining
OPSEU earlier this week. Classifications
in this new bargaining unit include
Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Nurse
Practitioner, Registered Dietician,
Social Worker and Administrative Staff.
The staff provide services at two work
locations in Ottawa and Orleans.
“The staff of Connexion
Family Health Team are a welcome
addition to our Community Health Care
Professionals Sector,” says Lucy Morton,
OPSEU Sector Chair. “OPSEU is the union
of choice for health care workers.”
April 7, 2011 Workers at the
Community Legal Services have voted 100 per
cent in favour of OPSEU as their union. They
now join a long list of OPSEU members who
work at legal clinics across Toronto.
OPSEU also represents the staff at the
following legal clinics:
Community Advocacy & Legal
Mississauga Community Legal
Centre for Spanish-Speaking
Community Legal Education
Injured Workers' Consultants,
Kensington Bellwoods Community
Legal Services, Toronto
Neighbourhood Legal Services,
Parkdale Community Legal
Scarborough Community Legal
Legal Aid Ontario
Amarna Moscote, president of Local 525,
is pleased with the outcome of the vote.
“These new members are a welcome addition to
our local and our sector.”
April 6, 2011 OPSEU welcomes its newest members in
Belleville at Bridge Street Retirement Residence.
All the employees at this long term care facility voted for OPSEU as their
union in a vote held March 31.
Bridge Street Retirement Residence encourages independent
living while providing assisted care. OPSEU’S Long Term Care Sector is proud
to include these new members in one of our union’s fastest-growing sectors.
April 5, 2011 OPSEU is
proud to welcome our newest members at the
a child treatment organization.
Formerly known as Patricia
Centre for Children and Youth in Sioux Lookout
and Lake of the Woods Child Development Centre
in Kenora, the merger of the two agencies
resulted in the amalgamation of an
OPSEU-represented bargaining unit and a mix of
non-union employees and union members from
Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union
Through an agreement between
OPSEU and COPE, OPSEU now represents all 130
employees at the two former agencies.
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey)
Thomas said that this joint effort produced
favourable results for everyone involved. “This
was an excellent example of true cooperation
between all the parties, and I commend all those
involved for their work during this process.”
Deb Gordon, Chair of OPSEU’s
Sector 15 (Child Treatment Centres), also
welcomes the newest members of the sector. “I
look forward to working with all the OPSEU
members, new and old, at the merged agency.”
March 29, 2011 OPSEU is pleased to secure the ongoing
protection and bargaining rights for over 600 Ontario Agency for Health
Protection and Promotion (OAHPP) members who were divested from the OPS public
March 25, 2011 OPSEU welcomes our newest members in
the Supportive Housing Program of the
Grey-Bruce Branch of the Victorian Order of Nurses (VON).
Employees of the unit, who work in Owen Sound, Meaford, Wiarton,
Kincardine, Port Elgin, Southampton and Thornbury, chose OPSEU as
their union in a vote held March 24. Lucy Morton, Chair of Sector
17, Community Health Care Professionals, says that she is extremely
pleased with the results of the vote. “These new members will now
get protections that never existed for them before. They are now
part of our growing family of union members within the VON and will
reap the benefits of connecting with other members in our sector.”
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said that
OPSEU continues to be the union of choice because of the resources
we offer. “OPSEU has the expertise and experience needed when
dealing with difficult employers. We are, by far, the best union to
deal with the VON on issues affecting community health
December 15, 2010 OPSEU is pleased to announce
the addition of 75 new hospital professionals at
Sault Area Hospital. These members, which include
respiratory therapists, social workers and occupational therapists, join
the 239 hospital professionals currently at the hospital. The
non-unionized hospital professionals voted over 90 per cent in favour of
joining OPSEU. “Our new members had the benefit of working alongside
OPSEU members and saw first-hand how being an OPSEU member improved
their working lives,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “They
will now have the opportunity to have a real voice in addressing their
concerns and working conditions.”
December 10, 2010 OPSEU continues to grow with
the addition of our newest members at York
Region District School Board. English as a Second Language
(ESL) and Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC)
instructors voted an overwhelming 97 per cent in favour of having OPSEU
as their union. These new OPSEU members provide language instruction in
over 22 locations in Toronto and York Region. We are proud to welcome
them to OPSEU’s Education Sector.
November 18, 2010 OPSEU is proud to welcome our
newest members at Frontenac Community Mental Health
Services. On November 18, 2010, the
125 employees of Frontenac Community Mental Health Services have voted for
OPSEU as their union. The staff members of the agency offer quality services
with an emphasis on psychosocial rehabilitation principles and practises.
Frontenac Community Mental Health Services is located in the City of
Kingston and supports recovery and community for persons with a mental
illness and/or an addiction.
November 3, 2010 Health Care Professional employees at
the Kirkland and District Hospital have
voted 78 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU. They work in a variety of
professions at the hospital in Kirkland Lake such as Physiotherapists,
Respiratory Therapists, Dieticians, Pharmacy Technicians, Technologists in
Diagnostic Imaging and the Laboratory. They join their 13,000 colleagues who are
part of OPSEU's Hospital Professionals Division. “In times of wage restraints,
cutbacks and uncertainty, being a union member is the only way you can bring
stability to your working life,” said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President.
October 28, 2010 Employees at
Misiway Milopemahtesewin Community Health Centre in Timmins have
voted unanimously in favour of joining OPSEU. We welcome these 10 new members
who provide quality programs and services that honour, respect and support
Aboriginal culture, values and healing practices, complimented by western
approaches to primary health care.
October 14, 2010 OPSEU welcomes our 30 newest members at
Kingston Military Family Resource Centre (KMFRC). In a vote held October 12, employees voted 92 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU. The KMFRC is Kingston's primary agency dedicated to meeting the unique needs of the military community. Members there provide services such as social work, child care, military community outreach and support services for families who have military members deployed overseas.
September 3, 2010 The multidisciplinary team at l'Équipe de santé familiale communautaire de l'Est d'Ottawa/ The Eastern Ottawa Community Family Health Team voted 74 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU.
The "all employee" bargaining unit includes nurses, medical secretaries, dieticians, and social workers.
This dedicated group of frontline community health workers is the first bilingual family health team to join a union in Ontario.
July 21, 2010 OPSEU President Smokey Thomas extends a warm welcome to our newest members:
Victoria County Women’s Resource Services
This dynamic group of women provide services and supports for women and their children in the City of Kawartha Lakes, and are looking forward to working with OPSEU to protect and defend the valuable work they do for their community. Thanks to all of those who worked so hard on this campaign.
Queen’s Family Health Centre
Paramedical employees at QFHC in Kingston voted 2-1 in favour of having OPSEU as their bargaining agent. Congratulations to the dedicated team that worked on this organizing initiative. Special thanks to members Sheryl Ferguson and Barb DeRoche for their hard work and commitment.
The Corporation of the Township of Lanark Highlands
Office and clerical workers and roads staff voted 76 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU, in a vote held July 7, 2010. This could not have been achieved without the efforts of the inside organizing committee.
Banyan Community Services
These dedicated workers provide support and guidance for boys and girls twelve and under that have either come into contact with police or experiencing behavioural problems at home, school or in the community. Through individual and group counselling they help teach Hamilton’s at risk youth self control and problem-solving skills. These workers voted 100 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU.
May 28, 2010 OPSEU welcomes our 134 newest members at Fred Victor Centre (FVC) across 11 worksites in the City of Toronto. FVC provides housing, shelter and community support services to marginalized individuals living in poverty, including members of the transgendered community. Our new OPSEU members include food service workers, harm reduction workers, maintenance staff, shelter support staff and community housing workers.
Special thanks to members of the Organizing Team: Stephen Allin, Krystin Brinton, Joseph Deogracias, Sparky Johnson, Jennifer Moxon, Idil Mussa, and Jordan Zaitzow.
In addition, OPSEU has gained new members at the following locations across the province this year:
- Health Care professional staff at the Kemptville District Hospital
- Employees of Bee-Clean Building Maintenance that provide services to the Ontario Government Complex in Timmins
- Research staff of the Inclusive Design Research Centre at the Ontario College of Art and Design
- Health Care professional staff at the Mindemoya site of the Manitoulin Health Hospital
December 21, 2009 The workers that provide cleaning services at St. Lawrence College in Kingston voted last month and have chosen OPSEU as their union. They are employees of Sodexho Canada Ltd., which has the contract to provide janitorial services at the Kingston campus. The 31 staff members provide cleaning, custodial, and housekeeping services. They are a welcome addition to the full-time academic and support staff, members of OPSEU Locals 417 and 418, and work alongside these newest members at the Kingston campus located at 100 Portsmouth Road in Kingston.
November 3, 2009 In a vote held on October 28, 2009, the 60 employees of the Bruce Peninsula Association for Community Living voted to join OPSEU. "We are proud to welcome this group as a new addition to the more than 8,000 OPSEU members who work in the Developmental Services sector of our union," said Sue Walker Sector Chair. Developmental services workers provide professional care primarily to people with developmental or “intellectual” disabilities. The staff of this agency provides services in Bruce County and are primarily based out of Wiarton.
October 1, 2009 OPSEU is pleased to welcome our 76 newest members at Guelph Independent Living. In a vote held September 30, members voted in favour of joining OPSEU.
October 1, 2009 OPSEU welcomes our newest members at American Water Canada Corporation, Middlesex Centre. On August 19, 2009 these members joined our other members of American Water Corporation at Elgin, Local 115, and Grand Bend, Local 120. These members provide water treatment services in OPSEU Region 1.
July 20, 2009 OPSEU welcomes our newest members at Royal Ottawa Health Care Group – Child and Youth Counsellors in Ottawa. The vote took place July 16 with these members voting 100 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU. Once again, these members have proven that OPSEU is the union of choice.
Congratulations to Lead Organizer, Eileen Wesley. Heartfelt thanks go out to these members for their unanimous vote and their faith in OPSEU as their bargaining agent.
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November 24, 2008
OPSEU welcomes our 102
newest members at the
Health Association -
is an all-employee unit
in the District of
and the City of
thanks to Paul Jadot,
Maggie Wakeford and
Mary-Louise Noel for all
their assistance during
the organizing campaign.
November 7, 2008
OPSEU victorious at
OPSEU’s Organizing Team
welcomes the 800 members
of the Eastern Ontario
Association (EORLA). The
vote took place from
November 4-6, and
voted to have OPSEU as
Sanders, Ed Ogibowski,
Eileen Wesley and thank
the incredible group of
members who worked
throughout the campaign:
Bonnie Taillon and
Louise White from
Hospital; Robert Hickman
Hospital; Ilda Paciocco
from The Ottawa
Hospital; and Pat
McNamara, Toronto East
General and Treasurer of
tireless efforts during
the campaign were key to
25, 2008 Proving that
OPSEU is the union of choice
for Hospital Professionals,
the union is extremely proud
to welcome our 704 newest
members at the
Children's Hospital of
Eastern Ontario (CHEO),
with only 14 OPSEU
transferred into the
non-unionized facility of
nearly 700 health
organizers Leslie Sanders
and Eileen Wesley went to
extraordinary lengths to win
the vote held Sept. 24.
victory could not have been
achieved without all the
support and assistance
during the campaign. We want
to thank the former Ottawa
Children's Treatment Centre
physiotherapists at Local
484 affected by the
transfer, and members at
Local 464 (Ottawa Hospital)
for their tireless work. We
also recognize the many CHEO
staff who provided
invaluable help in getting
their colleagues out to
vote. Lastly, a very special
thanks to Local 484 member
Pelle Stenbring, one of the
physiotherapists, who went
above and beyond the call
and was instrumental in the
success of the drive.
forward to working with the
newest members of OPSEU's
July 11, 2008
OPSEU welcomes its 51 newest
members at the
Frontenac County Childcare
Centre in Kingston.
OPSEU received 73 per cent of
the vote. Special thanks go to
inside committee members Dawn
Watt and Erin Provost for all
their hard work.
July 11, 2008
The Members of the
Northern Ontario School of
Medicine Faculty Association (NOSMFA)
OPSEU on June 1, 2008. This
certified bargaining agent,
after careful examination of
various unions, chose to
transfer their bargaining rights
to OPSEU. The bargaining unit
includes a group of full-time,
non-physician faculty and
academics in related
Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)
is a training institution unique
to Northern Ontario. It has two
main sites: Northeast (based in
Sudbury) and Northwest (based in
Thunder Bay). The School is
affiliated to Laurentian
University and Lakehead
University. It offers
undergraduate and post-graduate
academic programs and community
placements towards sustainable
and culturally relevant medical
practice and the health research
industry in the North.
They chose OPSEU
based on its services, history
of mobilizing and its clear
presence in the labour movement.
Our union provides a natural fit
for this group.
June 10, 2008
OPSEU welcomes our newest members at
Term Care Centre. In a vote
held for the 85 employees on June 4, 73
per cent of those voting chose OPSEU.
Meaford joins our other Long Term Care
members in Sector 8.
May 29, 2008 All
developmental service employees at
District Developmental Services
chose OPSEU as their union on May 27, 2008.
The 160 employees voted over 70 per cent in
favour of joining OPSEU. We thank the
five-person committee for all their hard
work and dedication - you all know who you
are, and you were awesome. A extend a warm
welcome to your OPSEU home, and good luck in
your first round of bargaining.
May 26, 2008 OPSEU
welcomes all Paramedical employees at
Hanover and District
Hospital. On May 7 the 22 full-time
and part-time employees voted 97 per cent in
favour of joining OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals
May 26, 2008 All
employees of Parents of
Technologically Dependent Children of Ontario
Kids Country Club In London now call
OPSEU home. On April 24, 2008 the 27 employees
voted 97 per cent in favour of joining OPSEU’s
developmental sector. We thank everyone on the
committee for their support and give them a warm