Archives for July 2014

OPSEU 101 Member Dr. Bethany King interviewed on CBC Windsor Morning

Bethany Dr. Bethany King is a Psychologist at the Regional Children’s Centre at Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare and an OPSEU Local 101 member

 She was interviewed last week on CBC Windsor Morning discussing Teen Self Harm.

To listen to this informative interview, please click here.

Tuition Assistance (Windsor Regional Hospital)

Books

For information regarding Tuition Assistance (Windsor Regional Hospital), please click here

OPSEU Local 101 Quarterly Update

July 2014

Well it certainly has been an eventful 6 months for Local 101. On January 29, 2014, a joint General Membership Meeting between OPSEU Locals 142 and 143 was held. At that time the membership voted to merge the 2 locals into one larger Local which subsequently became OPSEU Local 101.

At the end of February 2014, Unit and Shop Stewards were elected in their respective units.

For a list of Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare Stewards, click here.

For a list of Windsor Regional Met Campus Stewards, click here.

For a list of Windsor Regional Ouellette Campus Stewards, click here

 

General Membership Meeting

OPSEU Local 101 held their first official General Membership Meeting on March 24, 2014. At that time the Election of the new Local Executive was held.

For a list of the Local Executive, please click here.

Website

A new website was created and went live on March 30, 2014, www.opseu101.org.

So far we have had over 200 members who have signed up for News and Updates from the website. Our goal is to increase those numbers substantially in the upcoming weeks and months. We thank those members who have subscribed and encourage all of our members to sign up.

Our goal is to keep you well informed of developments in our Local. If you prefer Twitter, you can follow us @OPSEULocal101

Local Executive and By-Law Committee

The Local held its first Local Executive Meeting on April 22, 2014 where all of the Executive were present and all of the new Stewards were invited to attend. From that meeting, the Executive and several Stewards volunteered for the By-Law committee.

The By-law Committee met on June 4, 2014 to develop new by-laws for the Local. There will be more information in the coming months on the new by-laws.

Contract Negotiations

With both Hotel Dieu Grace Health Care and Windsor Regional Hospital, there has been a great deal of work negotiating “Common Provisions” with regards to the various contracts that existed prior to the Hospitals Realignment. Common Provisions refer to Collective agreement issues such as: seniority, postings, layoff and recall and grievance procedure.

With both Employers, Local 101 has had teams working diligently with our Staff Representative, Marisa Forsyth, to look at the common provisions in order to negotiate an Interim Agreement.

Hotel Dieu Grace Health Care (Tayfour Campus)

The OPSEU 101 Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare team has worked on Common Provisions regarding the existing OPSEU 142 and OPSEU 143 contracts. At this time, the common provisions for Hotel Dieu Grace Health Care concerning postings, seniority, layoff/recall and grievance procedure has been completed. The combined seniority list has been posted. A Bargaining team will be elected in early September to negotiate a new Collective Agreement. As a result we will be having a Demand set meeting as well. These meetings are very important to attend.

Stay tuned for further updates. The dates will be announced on our Website.

Windsor Regional Hospital (Met and Ouellette Campuses)

The OPSEU 101 Windsor Regional Hospital team continues to work on Common Provisions. This involves working with 4 Collective Agreements. This includes OPSEU Locals 142 and 143 Collective Agreements, the Unifor 2458 Collective Agreement as well as those members who were previously non-Union and their agreement.

We are in the midst of finalizing an interim agreement. The proposed interim agreement has yet to be approved by the Hospital Board. If this is approved, this will govern how many of the larger issues are handled until a new collective agreement has been negotiated. With the exception of the common provisions, members are still governed by everything else in their former collective agreement until a new collective agreement is negotiated.

We just received confirmation last week from Windsor Regional Hospital to begin wage harmonization discussions. We are attempting to bring all similar classifications merged into the OPSEU local 101 (WRH group) comparable wages now that we have a single employer. Those discussions begin July 22-25th. We are working on finding any wage discrepancies between the multiple collective agreements this week. Those dates were only approved last week.

A Bargaining team will be elected in early September to negotiate a new Collective Agreement. As a result we will be having a Demand set meeting. These meetings are very important to attend.

Stay tuned for further updates. The dates will be announced on our Website.

Summer Vacations

The summer months are when many people take vacations. We wish all of the OPSEU Local 101 members a safe summer.

We will continue to keep you apprised of updates.

 

In Solidarity,

OPSEU Local 101-The Union for Hospital Health Professionals in Windsor