Region 1 Weekend Educational

The next Region 1 Weekend Educational will be held June 8 & 9, 2019, at the OPSEU London Regional Office/Membership Centre. All details, including application form, can be found on the OPSEU website at:  https://opseu.org/event/region-1-weekend-educational-event

April 30 Health Care Rally

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Hello Region 1 Sisters, Brothers and Friends,
We are planning a HUGE Rally At Queens Park! 20,000 plus Ontarians to protect our Health Care!!Please register to make sure you have a seat on the bus!Please REPLY to ALL 3 of us (Philip, Laurie, Len)Friends and family are welcome! Share widely and if we have to get another bus we will…
There will be 2 Buses leaving from Region 1 on April 30th and arriving in Toronto approximately 11:30am.
These are the routes and stops along the way.London Bus: 1092 Dearness Ave. London (OPSEU Office) – 8:00am Arrival and Boarding in LONDON with 8:30am Departure– The bus will stop in Woodstock at parking the lot behind Days Inn at Juliana Drive and Bruin Blvd (dead end street with parking lot on right where members will be waiting)
Windsor Bus: 6:00am Arrival and Boarding in WINDSOR with 6:30am Departure-The Windsor Bus to stop at Highway 401 just South of the Highway at 21633 Communications Rd. Blenheim (Chatham) (Provincial Offence Office)- The bus to stop in London at 1092 Dearness Dr for Food and possible Passengers.

The buses will drop our members off at Queens Park in Toronto!Queens Park Arrivals for ALL buses approx. 11:30Departure from Queens Park approx. 1:30pm (however many buses departing at that time so there may be some delay)
There will be marshals at Queens Park when we arrive guiding buses for drop off.
Thank you and we are looking forward to a great rally with all of the other OPSEU Regions!!If there are any questions or you think of something else please call.In solidarity,Len Elliott519-857-4000
Philip Shearer – 519-494-7301Laurie Nancekivell – 519-280-2151
Actual Schedule of Buses:Windsor Bus Arrangements:6:00am – Boarding of members and food6:30am – Departure from Windsor Sharp7:30am – Windsor Bus WILL Stop at Highway 401 just South of the Highway at 21633 Communications Rd. Blenheim (Chatham)8:30am – Stopping in London for FOOD & possible Passengers11:30am – Arrival at Queens Park1:30pm Departure from Queens Park -Stop in London & Chatham to drop members off on way home6:00pm – Arrival Back in Windsor (approx.)If NO member pick up in London the bus does NOT need to stop in London on way home.
London Bus Arrangements:8:00am – Boarding in London8:30am – Sharp Departure from London9:15am – Bus WILL Stop in Woodstock for member Pick up in parking the lot behind Days Inn at Juliana Drive and Bruin Blvd.11:30am – Arrival at Queens Park1:30pm – Departure from Queens Park (however many buses departing at that time so there may be some delay)3:45pm – Approx. arrival back in LondonBus will stop in Woodstock to drop off members they picked up

Tell Your Story Survey

OPSEU’s Provincial Women’s Committee (PWC) needs your help to get the word out on its “Tell Your Story” survey.  The committee is asking that you please circulate this information throughout your regions and locals.       The survey will be a critical part of the OPSEU campaign to promote awareness and education for women and OPSEU members.  The goal is to recognize and respond to domestic violence and gender-based violence as it relates to women.  The survey will take less than ten minutes of your time: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/79MJK9Y Please respond no later than April 17, 2019.   For any questions, please contact the Equity Unit at equity@opseu.org or Carol Mundley, PWC ​Chair  atcmundley@hotmail.com.

2019 Negotiating Team (WRH)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the WRH Local 101 members that took time from their busy schedules to participate in last night’s Demand Set Meeting.

We have elected a new Negotiating Team which includes – Susan Bonhert-Hamelin, Richard Baillargeon, Katie Deschamps, Tim Den Otter, Lorrie Dunmore, Lisa Mazurek and Theresa St. Denis. Congratulations to all!

The team has direction from the membership on the priorities identified in the Demand Set surveys and those issues brought forward at the meeting to raise during negotiations.

Once negotiations begin we will ask the Team to provide regular updates as to their progress.

Thanks again to all who attended, submitted surveys and also those members who were nominated but not elected to the Negotiating Team for their interest and commitment in pursuing improvements to our Collective Agreement!

In Solidarity,

Michele Buchanan

1st Vice President OPSEU L. 101

OPSEU 101 Scholarships

We are pleased to announce our annual Scholarship applications are available.

For more information and to apply, please click –>here.

Reminder-WRH/OPSEU 101 Demand Set Meeting

Windsor Regional Hospital Employees ONLY

Demand Set Meeting

When:  Tuesday March 26, 2019 Dinner will be served at 5:00pm and the meeting will commence at 5:45pm

*** Where: Royal Canadian Legion 1570 Marentette Ave. Windsor ONT ***

Agenda

1)    Nominations and elections of WRH OPSEU 101 bargaining team (7 members)

2)    Discussion and vote on demands from surveys

**Note: Demands must be presented in order to be voted on. **

UNIFOR Rally for Oshawa GM

Please try to attend to support our Union Sisters and Brothers from Unifor/Oshawa GM

MEDIA ADVISORY

Workers rally to save Oshawa GM plant

January 03, 2019

WINDSOR – As General Motors (GM) hosts an investor event to pitch its corporate direction, including expanding production in Mexico, workers from across Ontario will rally across from GM’s Detroit headquarters to urge the automaker to continue operating its Oshawa Assembly Plant and maintain production in Canada.

“Oshawa is GM’s most flexible plant, capable of making cars, SUVs and trucks, there is every reason for it to keep manufacturing here unless the company plans to disinvest from Canada, ” said Jerry Dias, Unifor National President. “GM’s decision to leave Oshawa without product while ramping up manufacturing in Mexico is a slap in the face to all Canadians.”

After receiving almost $11 billion in bailout money from Canada, Unifor is also calling on the Ontario and Federal governments to press GM to reverse its decision to end vehicle production in Oshawa at the end of 2019.

GM enters 2019 as the largest auto manufacturer in Mexico, even though that country did not contribute a dime to the 2008 bailout.

WHAT:               Rally to save GM Oshawa and demand continued production in Canada  

WHEN:              Friday, January 11 11:00 AM EST

WHERE:            Dieppe Gardens 78 Riverside Drive West, Windsor, Ontario

WHO:                Speakers to include:

Jerry Dias, Unifor National President
Colin James, President, Unifor Local 222 (Oshawa)
Greg Moffatt, Plant Chair, Unifor Local 222 (Oshawa)
Additional guest speakers
For more information visit SaveOshawaGM.ca. <http://www.saveoshawagm.ca/>

OPSEU Region 1 Educational February 9&10, 2019

The Windsor Regional Office will be hosting a weekend education event on February 9&10, 2018.

Courses offered:

  • Labour History: Strategies for Today through the Lens of the Past
  • Worker’s Health and Safety: Toxic Substances, Cancer, Body in the Workplace
  • Stewards 1: Making a Difference in the Workplace
  • LEC Leadership and Team Development
  • The Indigenous Journey Part 1
  • Local Treasurer’s Course

The application deadline is Friday, January 11, 2019 and is open to all OPSEU Members. For more information and to apply, please click —>here

Updated WRH/OPSEU Local 101 Contract Posted

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The current Windsor Regional Hospital/OPSEU Local 101Contract is now posted. To view the document please click —>Here

Reminder-General Membership Meeting November 21,2018

 

 

 

Just a reminder to please attend the OPSEU Local 101 General Membership Meeting

When: Wednesday November 21st, 2018.

Dinner will be served at 5:00pm and the meeting will commence at 5:45pm

*** Where: Royal Canadian Legion 1570 Marentette Ave. Windsor ONT ***

Meeting Agenda:

Nominations and Election of (1) Scholarship Committee Member
Nominations and Election of Convention (5) delegates and (5) alternates (Convention will be held in Toronto May 23- May 25, 2019)
Nominations and Election of BPS Conference (5) delegates and (5) alternates ( BPS will be held in Toronto in June 2019, exact dates are unknown)
Nominations and Election for Region 1 Regional meeting ( Meeting will be held at Caesars Windsor Casino May 4, 2019)
Approval of 2019 Budget
Other Business
*** Also there will be a draw for the remaining unclaimed Labour day gift cards Must be present to win ($600 in gift cards)***