Archives for August 2016

OPSEU Region 1 Educational October 15 & 16

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There will be an OPSEU Region 1 Weekend Educational which will be held on October 15 &16 in London.

All OPSEU Local 101 members are eligible to apply.

For details and course descriptions, please click here.

Apply To Attend the 2016 OPSEU Human Rights Conference

Human Rights

Event Date

Friday, November 18, 2016 – 7:00pm to Sunday, November 20, 2016 – 12:00pm

OPSEU’s Equity Committees and Caucuses invite you to submit your application to attend the 2016 OPSEU Human Rights Conference: “New Realities, Different Directions.” We look forward to meeting you!

This event can accommodate approximately 115 members who will be selected to participate in the conference by the Human Rights Conference Planning Committee. The selection process will endeavour to invite a diverse group of attendees, representative of the many groups within our membership and their distribution among our regions. We are aiming for a rich mix of backgrounds and points of view among the participants.

The conference will focus on the impact of current immigration laws within the labour movement. The topics explored will include, but are not limited to, discussions on key human rights issues such as islamophobia and the criminalization and exploitation of racialized communities. In addition, participants will also be asked to think critically about current misconceptions surrounding migrant workers, immigrants and refugees. The overall goal will be for participants to go home with ideas for immediate action in their communities.

Do not miss this opportunity to network, learn, share experiences and have some fun.  Please submit your completed application by e-mail to humanrightsconference@opseu.org or fax to the Equity Unit no later than midnight, September 5, 2016. Please note that we will be using an anonymous selection process and will be applying the criteria as set out on pages 5 – 7 of this application. Confirmation will be issued to the selected participants in September. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Download the Call package: Human Rights Conference Call Package.pdf

OPSEU Local 101 2016 Donation Recipients

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OPSEU Local 101 Donation Committee Members, L-R, Ivana Dunn, Mander Matharu and Jen Burton-Liang

The Donation Committee has worked very diligently reviewing and researching requests from local charitable organizations.

As a result of their meticulous work, they have selected the following organizations

We thank the Donations Committee for volunteering their time in selecting these organizations.

Cheques were presented to the various representatives of these organizations.

We would also like to extend our sincere thanks to these charitable organizations for their work in enriching the lives of many of our residents in the Windsor and Essex County area.

Below are pictures of the presentations to the various charitable organizations.

Alzheimer's Society

Pictured L-R, Todd Dutot, 3rd Vice President, OPSEU Local 101, Sarah Overton, Alzheimer’s Society of Windsor and Essex County and Jen Burton-Liang, OPSEU 101 Donation Committee Member

Autism Services Inc

Pictured L-R, Todd Dutot, 3rd Vice President, OPSEU Local 101, Christine Loebach, Autism Services Inc. and Jen Burton-Liang, OPSEU 101 Donation Committee Member

Downtown Mission

Pictured L-R, Todd Dutot, 3rd Vice President, OPSEU Local 101, Jim Douglas, Downtown Mission and Jen Burton-Liang, OPSEU 101 Donation Committee Member

Goodfellows

Pictured L-R, Todd Dutot, 3rd Vice President, OPSEU Local 101, Bruce Tait, Windsor Goodfellows and Jen Burton-Liang, OPSEU 101 Donation Committee Member

Street Help

Pictured L-R, Todd Dutot, 3rd Vice President, OPSEU Local 101, Christine Wilson-Furlonger and Barry Furlonger, Street Help and Jen Burton-Liang, OPSEU 101 Donation Committee Member

United Way

L-R, Maureen Curtis United Way accepts a cheque from 2nd Vice President and OPSEU Local 101 Donations Committee Member, Mander Matharu

Windsor Workers Education Centre

L-R, Jen Burton-Liang, OPSEU Local 101 Donation Committte Member, presents a cheque to Salem Berhane of the Windsor Worker’s Education Centre

OPSEU Staff Need Your Support

Please click link below to read letter from OPSEU Staff who are members of OPSSU (Ontario Public Service Staff Union). These staff are Union members who work on behalf of OPSEU. 

 

Letter from OPSSU(Ontario Public Service Staff Union)