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)***

Professional Liability Insurance for OPSEU Members

Just a reminder with the end of the year quickly approaching, it may be a good idea to enrol in OPSEU’s Group Professional Liability Insurance for the 2019 calendar year.

The rates are as follows ;

Available limits per claim (cost per member, per year)

$1 million/$5 million aggregate = $30/year
$2 million/$5 million aggregate = $40/year
$3 million/$5 million aggregate = $50/year
$4 million/$5 million aggregate = $60/year
$5 million/$5 million aggregate = $70/year

Please check with your College’s requirements regarding coverage. 

For more information, please click on this link

Update on Central Bargaining Pharmacy Reclassification (Wage Rate)

Please see below for the latest update on the Pharmacy Technician Central Wage Rate Negotiation. We will continue to provide updates as we are provided with information. (Although OPSEU Local 101 is not a member of the Central Negotiations, we traditionally follow Central Wage Rates)

 

25.01 (b) Committee – Pharmacy Technician Reclassification Communication – November 2018

As directed in Arbitrator Diane Gee’s award, the parties met on November 6th in Toronto to negotiate the central wage rate for the Pharmacy Technician classification.

Unfortunately, the parties were unable to reach agreement.

Despite Arbitrator Gee’s ruling in her July 2018 award that a substantial change has occurred to the pharmacy technician role, it is the Ontario Hospital Association’s position that no increase to the current wage grid is justified. As such, we will be sending this issue back to Arbitrator Gee for decision.

We will be seeking dates with Arbitrator Gee immediately and will provide a further update once a date is confirmed.

 

 

November 21, 2018 General Membership Meeting

Attention upcoming General Membership Meeting, please see below for more details.

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 ***

 

For meal planning purposes, we are asking members to submit their names prior to November 16, 2018. You can indicate whether you intend to attend the dinner by clicking on this  Link and submitting your name.

 

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 ***

Physician cautioned for Diverting OPSEU Local 101 Bargaining Work

WRH Radiologist Cautioned by their College(CPSO) for diverting OPSEU Local 101 bargaining unit work to their private clinic.

To view the summary  which is public record on the CPSO website please click –>here.

Health Care Rally at Queen’s Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please see message below from OPSEU Region 1 Board Members

(Len Elliott, Laurie Nancekivell and Philip Shearer)

Hello Region 1 Sisters and Brothers,

We are planning a Rally At Queens Park!
Please register to make sure you have a seat on the bus!
Please REPLY to ALL 3 of us (Philip, Laurie, Len)
There will be 2 Buses leaving from Region 1 on October 23rd and arriving in Toronto approximately 11:00am.
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 Buses: 6:00am Arrival and Boarding in WINDSOR with 6:30am Departure
-The Windsor Bus to stop in Chatham at Bloomfield Rd & 7th Line West in the car pool lot South of 401 (hope this is enough info) – This bus to stops in London as well -1092 Dearness Dr for Food and possible Passengers.
2nd bus will stop in London for Food pickup and possible passenger pickup.
The buses will drop our members off at 585 University Ave in Toronto for a quick OPSEU Meeting and Rally and than make our way to Queens Park half a block away.
Queens Park Arrivals for ALL buses approx. 11:00
Departure 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 Regions!!
If there are any questions or you think of something else please call.
In solidarity,
Len Elliott
519-857-4000
Philip – 519-494-7301
Laurie – 519-280-2151
Actual Schedule of Buses:
Windsor Bus Arrangements:
6:00am for Boarding of members and food
6:30am Departure Sharp
8:30am – Windsor Bus WILL Stop in Chatham Car Pool lot for member pick up (Bloomfield Rd & 7 Line W)
-London Stop for FOOD & Passengers
11:00am Arrival at 585 University Ave (Toronto General Hospital)
1:30pm Departure from Queens Park
-Stop in London & Chatham to drop members off on way home
6:00pm 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 London
8:30am Sharp Departure from London
9:00am – Bus WILL Stop in Woodstock for member Pick up (approx.)
11:00am Arrival at 585 University Ave (Toronto General Hospital)
1:30pm Departure from Queens Park
3:45pm Approx. arrival back in London
Bus will stop in Woodstock to drop off members they picked up

Labour Day Gift Card Pick Up Times/Locations

ATTN Labour Day Winners!!! Please see below a list of times and locations to pick up your $50.00 gift cards:

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Van Nest President OPSEU Local 101 will be at the following sites to distribute the Gift Cards to the winners

Wednesday October 3rd

HDGH  1130-1230 CAFETERIA

WRH- Ouellette Campus 1300-1400 CAFETERIA

WRH- Metropolitan Campus 1430-1530 CAFETERIA

Please review the list of winners below.

To speed up the process of gift card distribution can you please have the # you were chosen in when picking up the gift card. Ex: #1 Katelyn Shewchuk.

***** If anyone doesn’t pick up their cards on that day they will need to contact Gary VanNest by e-mail to make other arrangements.  Anyone who has not contacted Gary by October 15th, their cards will be forfeited and become property of the local. *****

 

1 Katelyn Shewchuk

2 Guy Meseck

3 Sharon Letorneau

4 Michael Palumbo

5 Eva Kowalik

6 Jennifer Lynch

7 Meaghan Cowan

8 Dana Channar

9 Melissa Caille

10 Kim Zappio

11 Victoria Exaltacion

12 Cathy Lussier

13 Shalini Lakshminarayan

14 Rojin Golbaz

15 Kelly Allen

16 Amanda Girard

17 David Deslippe

18 Therese Hache

19 Erica Bacon

20 Bethany King

21 Michael McLellan

22 Karen Didomenico

23 Megan Watson

24 Ashley Bertelle

25 Maxine Binder

26 Christopher Mannina

27 Linda Day

28 Carla Milevski

29 Connie Goudreau

30 Leigh-Anne Erwin

31 Karla Vucenovic

32 Ruth MacDonall

33 Melissa Miller

34 Gary VanNest

35 Mahasen Hamayed

36 Georgia Seifert

37 Janine Dalpe

38 Kathryn Benoit

39 Dana St. Jean

40 Lisa Galbraith

41 Sally Bratt

42 Lisa Junck

43 Amanda Gemmell

44 Kristen Morassut

45 Lori Laughton

46 Christine Cacciato

47 Brenda Bartosek

48 Jane Baldwin

49 Nancy Burke

50 Michelle Laforet

51 Krista Skiba

52 Katherine Nicholson

53 Christine Cervi

54 Kristen Porto

55 Laura Reid

56 Jennifer Cooper

57 Brendan Docherty

58 Riam Jamil

59 Lisa Skieneh

60 Nancy Hebert

61 Tina Stafferton

62 Mike Ledoux

63 Danielle Demitroff

64 Frank Foote

65 Lynn Nadeau

66 Kayla Lubyk

67 Dejan Trninic

68 Mary Crow

69 Janice Sinasac

70 Kristine Nohavicka

71 Irene Stratil

72 Pauline Ross

73 Julia Alanis

74 Sean Brewer

75 Jose Martinez

76 Elena Cappucci

77 Hailey Bondy

78 Michele Wuerch

79 Justin Danelon

80 Jennifer Wright

81 Gisele Hillman

82 Christine Broadbent

83 Daniel Chibani

84 Jenny West

85 Jennifer Bastien

86 Daniel Ford

87 Jessica Bauman

88 Joanne Pignanelli

89 Mary Emery

90 Denise Harpe

91 Brittany Pillon

92 Christina Fletcher-Glasier

93 Cheri Bradford

94 Michele Buchanan

95 Uma Paranthaman

96 Sarah Renaud (Physio Ouellette)

97 Jean Chen

98 Danielle Sassine

99 Karie Trepanier

100 Laura Renaud

101 Gioia Levesque