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)***

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