The latest news on OPSEU's 2009-2010 bargaining with the Northern Ontario School of
November 9, 2010 Members of Local 677 will likely
return to work Nov. 15 after the board of directors at the Northern Ontario
School of Medicine ratified a three-year deal .
November 5, 2010 By a margin of 78 per cent members of
Local 677 have ratified a tentative contract
October 27, 2010 A tentative contract settlement has been
reached in the 78-day strike. Ratification vote on Nov. 5
October 27, 2010 NOSM members from Laurentian University
are travelling to Thunder Bay to join their colleagues on the picket line at
Lakehead University in a show of solidarity .
October 22, 2010 Both sides have agreed to resume negotiations under the supervision of a provincially-appointed mediator. more...
October 15, 2010 Management’s release of details of a tentative agreement was intended to sour public opinion. more...
October 12, 2010 Members of Local 677 have turned down a tentative contract deal. more...
October 6 2010 Delays in summarizing details of the tentative agreement with NOSM has meant rescheduling a vote on the deal to Oct. 12
Tentative deal reached in NOSM strike
October 4, 2010 Both sides have
reached a tentative agreement in the 48-day strike by Local 677 at
the Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Northern Ontario School of Medicine Strike - Food
October 1, 2010 OPSEU NOSM
members wanted to give back to the student community, as they have been
a huge support in the fight for a fair contract. They thanked them by
filling their food bank.
October 1, 2010 Hopes are high for the 150 members
of OPSEU Local 677 at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) who have
been on strike for a first contract since August 16, 2010
NOSM workers speak out on the picket line
September 14, 2010 Supporters from
the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) joined our
members on the picket line in Thunder Bay on September 13.
Thunder Bay TV
September 10, 2010 In the News: Laurentian University graduate
students and faculty rally in support of strikers.
Read the story online:
September 8, 2010 Flyer: Laurentian University students, staff and
faculty are invited to come out to the picket lines tomorrow
Striking for a fair contract
September 7, 2010 Flyer Tell the
presidents of Laurentian and Lakehead Universities to settle the strike
by negotiating a fair deal with NOSM staff
NOSM talks to resume Sept. 14
September 3, 2010 News Release: After two days of mediated talks both sides in the NOSM strike have agreed to return to the table Sept. 14.
Thunder Bay NOSM strikers take fight for first contract to Liberal MPPs
September 2, 2010 Northern Development, Mines and Forestry Minister Michael Gravelle and 11 Liberal MPPs meeting in the city yesterday had time for a 90-minute tour of the area, but no time to talk to NOSM picketers on strike since August 16.
photos and more...
NOSM strikers meet with Laurentian University student and faculty leaders
September 1, 2010 Local 677 bargaining team chair Tyler England and student union leaders met on Aug. 30 to discuss the strike.
photos and more...
Mediation in NOSM strike to resume Sept. 1
August 27, 2010 News Release: Two days of mediation have been scheduled to start Sept. 1.
More inspiring videos from the picket line
August 26, 2010 The strikers message to the employer is clear: We won’t go away until we get a fair deal out of respect for the workers and students of NOSM! Watch more great videos from the picket line.
Canadian Federation of Students Ontario supports strikers
August 26, 2010 The Canadian Federation of Students Ontario, representing 300,000 full- and part-time students in the province, passed an emergency resolution supporting the NOSM strikers at its Annual General Meeting on August 21.
Bay NOSM workers create video of August 23 rally
August 25, 2010 View a YouTube video of striking
NOSM workers and supporters, featuring Local 677 president Yuk-Sem Won
and OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.
Photos of August 23 rallies in Sudbury and Thunder
August 24, 2010 View photos of the rallies that
took place on Monday August 23 in support of striking NOSM workers in
Sudbury and Thunder Bay. more...
In the News: OPSEU president Smokey Thomas’ visit to the picket lines in Sudbury and Thunder Bay receives extensive media coverage
August 24, 2010 Read coverage from the Thunder Bay Chronicle-Journal and the
Sudbury Star, and watch a video clip from the Sudbury Star's web site.
‘We’re all in this together,’ OPSEU president tells striking NOSM workers
August 23, 2010 OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas told striking workers at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) that they can expect the solid support of their union regardless of how long the walkout continues.
OPSEU President to join NOSM marches in Sudbury and Thunder Bay
on Aug. 23
August 20, 2010 Warren (Smokey) Thomas, president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union, will travel to Sudbury and Thunder Bay on Monday Aug. 23 in a show of support for striking workers at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine.
CAUT members show solidarity with Local 677 at rally August 20
August 19, 2010 Laurentian University members of the Canadian Association of University Teachers will rally with NOSM members of Local 677 at 11:30 a.m., August 13. Show your support – and enjoy free pizza, too!
In The News: "Striking staff enjoy support"
August 18, 2010 Members of Local 677 get the backing of faculty and students at NOSM’s west campus in Thunder Bay.
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Expressions of solidarity from other unions
August 17, 2010 The Ontario Council of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) sent the following message by e-mail to Dean Strasser.
Download the letter
Workers hit picket lines after NOSM contract talks break down
August 16, 2010 News Release: More than 150 clerical, administrative and technical staff walked off the job today after contract talks with the Northern Ontario School of Medicine broke down.
NOSM workers vote 97 per cent in favour of strike action
August 5, 2010 News Release: Clerical, administrative and technical staff at the Northern Ontario School of Medicine will be in a legal strike position Aug. 16 after voting 97 per cent in favour of a walkout if contract negotiations fail.