OPSEU LOCAL 144 UPDATE
2007 Strike over! Local 144 members working at
Huron College Food Services ratified their tentative
collective agreement by 94 per cent at a membership
the agreement include:
· A three year Collective Agreement;
· Wage increases of three per cent in 2006,
three per cent in 2007, and three per cent in 2008;
·Past Service Recognition Allowance of three
per cent in 2006;
·Creation of three wellness days;
· A commitment by the parties to work together
to improve their relationship
Food Court Workers employed by Compass Canada reach tentative
23, 2007 Following round-the-clock bargaining a tentative agreement has been
reached between Compass Group Canada and OPSEU Local 144.
April 19, 2007 Members of Local 144 and allies rallied
April 13 in front of Compass Group's London offices.
MP, joined the solidarity rally.
members were joined by solidarity allies
including OPSEU President Leah Casselman.
April 13, 2007 At a rally today,
striking food services workers in Local 144 asked
members of the community in London to boycott food
courts and cafeterias owned by multinational giant
Release for this Rally
On April 5,
Huron College faculty, and the Faculty of Theology joined Local 144 on the
picket line. Faculty members showed their support by walking the line with
our members and speaking to many students entering the college. London’s NDP
MP Irene Mathyssen also joined the workers on the picket line. The local
sends out a hearty thank you for this much appreciated solidarity and
OPSEU Members Support Local 144
OPSEU members on strike against
the Compass Group/ Huron College/ University of Western
Ontario (UWO) have been on the line since March 26.
No talks are scheduled at this time.
Members from Local 163 (Liquor
Board Employees Division) joined the line.
Members have received tremendous support from Local 144,
Community Living London Unit.
Local 110 (Fanshaw College faculty)
has pledged to match the Local 101 (OPS) donation
made on the first day of the strike.
Who is backing Compass Group?
The University of Western Ontario is
allowing its property to be a pipeline for food and
scabs being transported to the Huron College Food Court.
Pickets were set up today on UWO property to stop the
pipeline and the university told picketers they would be
charged with trespassing unless they vacated
immediately. We expect better from an institution that
should be part of the community and committed to social
Liberal MPPs: On Tuesday, March 6, 2007,
Health Promotion Minister Jim Watson, and Peter Fonseca
MPP Mississauga East joined the staff and students at
Mississauga Secondary School (MSS), to help Compass
Group Canada kick off National Nutrition Month.
These are the same MPPs who are members of a government
that say they want to combat poverty and raise the
What can you
Walk the line .
Consider making a donation.
Contact the Huron College
Right Reverend Bruce Howe
Chair, Huron College Corporation Board
Dr. Ramona Lumpkin,
519 438-7224 x237
Ms. Sharon Robertson,
519 438-7224 x202
Director, Student Services and Ancillary Enterprises
Mr. Michael Sheridan,
519 438-7224 x245
Mr. Ken Andrews,
519 438-7224 x271
Director, Alumni & Development
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Alumni Association , the Board of Governors and
the Office of the President:
T: (519) 661-3106
Office of the President
The University of Western
Ontario, Room 113 Stevenson-Lawson Building
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Board of Governors
Chair, Board of
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UWO, London, Ontario, Canada , N6A 5B8
Phone: 519 661-2055 x82055
Jeremy Adams, HBA’94
President, The Alumni
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