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Situation: Case count as of September 20, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 20 septembre 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Ontario* 580 194 + 610 9 655 + 2...

OPSEU/SEFPO’s leaders are calling on the government to invest in long-term prevention of gender-based violence in Ontario following multiple reports of sexual assault from Western University students. Earlier this week, reports of gender-based violence at Western University began to surface on social media and in the news, with allegations of 30 or more female students...

Thanks to OPSEU/SEFPO members’ strong opposition to 7-Eleven’s scheme to sell alcohol for consumption in more than 60 convenience stores across the province, a government tribunal is now involved. Some OPSEU/SEFPO members who filed formal objections with the Alcohol and Gaming Commission of Ontario (AGCO) about 7-Eleven are now being invited by the Licence Appeal...

Everyone needs a hero. They inspire us and motivate us to be the best we can be – and to help us make our communities the best they can be. Terry Fox is one such hero. He came from a modest background. He lost a leg to cancer and, sadly, only lived for 22 years....

Situation: Case count as of September 16, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 16 septembre 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Ontario* 577 253 + 864 9 632 + 3...

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Important deadlines are fast approaching to take part in the BPS Conference 2021, which is taking place virtually from Friday, Oct. 22 to Sunday, Oct. 24. The deadline to submit a Credential Attestation Form is Friday, Oct 1. The deadline to register through the OPSEU/SEFPO Member Portal is Monday, Oct. 11. For more information, read...

Situation: Case count as of September 15, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 15 septembre 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Ontario* 576 389 + 593 9 629 + 5**...

COVID-19

The website sudbury.com is reporting that a group calling itself “Canadian Frontline Nurses” is expected to participate in an anti-vaccine passport rally in Sudbury this Sunday – and health care unions are united in opposition to the rally, including OPSEU/SEFPO. In a news release, the union’s President, Warren (Smokey) Thomas, said, “Front-line health care workers,...

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Yom Kippur – the holiest day of the year for Jewish people here in Ontario and around the world — starts this year on the evening of Wednesday, September 15. Also known as the Day of Atonement, it’s marked by 25 hours of fasting and prayer, and strong encouragements for all to use the day...

Situation: Case count as of September 14, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 14 septembre 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Ontario* 575,796 + 577 9 624 + 7** *Ontario...

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A message from OPSEU/SEFPO’s Insurance provider, RGI Group: Have you ever been involved in a motor vehicle accident? No one wants it to happen to them but the reality is that it might happen to you. If it does, being prepared for what happens directly after the accident is important. Immediately after the accident: Stop...

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Join OPSEU/SEFPO’s Provincial Francophone Committee (PFC) in a family-friendly evening of music and stand-up comedy with Stef Paquette! It will be held on Wednesday, September 22nd from 7pm to 8:30pm. In absence of this year’s conference, the PFC will be hosting a series of monthly virtual evening events throughout the Fall. They are open to all OPSEU/SEFPO members...

Toronto – After more than six months of stall tactics, OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says it’s time for management at Children’s Mental Health of Leeds and Grenville (CMHLG) to get serious about finalizing a fair deal for front-line heroes at the agency. “CMHLG staff have provided essential services to some of our most vulnerable...

Situation: Case count as of September 13, 2021 / Nombre de cas le 13 septembre 2021 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Ontario* 572 219 + 600 9 617 + 6** **Ontario...

The biomedical technologists at St. Joseph’s Healthcare Hamilton have voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining OPSEU/SEFPO. “Congratulations and welcome – we’re always incredibly proud when a new group of heroic front-line medical professionals decides to join our great union,” said OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “As this pandemic drags on, the work these members do...

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