Message from OPSEU local 101 President

Hi everyone,

Hope you are all staying strong, brave and healthy during these stressful and scary times. The Union is here to support you in any way we can. Many of you have reached out and I hope we are helping with your concerns. The latest is the Windsor transit issue. If someone is being impacted and cannot get to work, please reach out to one of the LEC members or your steward and we will troubleshoot for a solution.  Keep any receipts you may incur if you have to pay for additional means of travel. We don’t need another thing blocking us from doing the admirable work that we do.

Continue to be brave, continue to support each other and above all stay safe and healthy.

Susan

Message from OPSEU local 101 President

The days are evolving more rapidly than we can comprehend as of late. Even though we are a society that is constantly on the go and seemingly limitless, we have been humbled.

A microscopic enemy, invisible to the naked eye has brought our world to a grinding halt. The things that are not invisible are the reality that our health and lives are at risk in this current environment. There have been questions regarding work status, quarantine requirements, PPE, general operations and as we have seen, things can change in less than 24 hours. In responding to all of your correspondence and in order to be impactful with this message, it seems prudent to address everyone collectively at this time.  Although information continues to change, it is at somewhat of a plateau. Our Employer has engaged the Union and other Unions in co-ordinated responses and collective decisions in handling the challenges we are facing. This information is available to everyone on the Hospitals Intranet system and can be accessed via WRH Intranet at COVID-19LINK under “Staff Updates” and via HDGH Intranet at http://intranet.hdgh.org/coronavirus.

The Employer’s commitment with the Union is to continue to work collaboratively in order to overcome this situation. The only way we can overcome this is to be on the same page. The lines may be a little blurry at this time, but as long as everyone keeps each other’s best interest at the fore front we will be successful in beating this. The Union is working very closely with the Employer to ensure the well being and safety of its Members.

We as OPSEU Members and Health Care Workers, at both WRH and HDGH sites, are being asked to step up to the plate. The days ahead are full of fear, unknowns and will be tireless. To date we have come together and supported our fellow workers, families and friends with professionalism and bravery. As your Local President, I can say I am privileged to represent each and every one of you.

The coming days and weeks will continue to demand everything we have. With potential continuing confirmed COVID cases, potential increase in illness amongst staff, family and the general public, we may be asked to give even more of ourselves and we need to be prepared.  We need to be efficient, we need to be smart and we need to be safe all at the same time. A seemingly daunting task, but with the support of the Union, the Administration and the Community, we will, and we must come out as a whole, on the other side of this pandemic. Continue to reach out to myself, any of the LEC or your stewards for support. We will try to answer all of your questions and concerns as they arise.

Continue to be brave.

Continue to be safe.

In solidarity,

Susan

Urgent March 12th meeting!

Urgent call for OPSEU local 101 members to

attend a brief meeting!

 

When: Thursday, March 12th, 2020 at 5:00 PM. Meeting will be short!

Where: OPSEU Office on 3005 Marentette Ave.(behind Devonshire mall)

 

Unfortunately our recent March 3rd general membership meeting did not have enough members to reach quorum. We need this minimum number of attendees in order to elect delegates and alternates to attend the OPSEU convention in Toronto. Convention is a yearly event that brings together representatives from OPSEU locals from across the province. These representatives vote and make decisions that impact you! We need our regional and sector voices to be heard! Please do your best to attend this very short meeting. We have several members who would like to attend convention and without quorum only our president will be able to attend. Anyone who wants to be a delegate or alternate and cannot be present at the meeting may submit an email ASAP to our local president Susan Bohnert Hamelin saying you would like to be considered a delegate and/or alternate. Here are the details of this year’s convention:

 

44th Annual OPSEU Convention

Thursday May 21, 2020 9:00 AM – until Saturday May 23 at noon

Halls A and B of the Metro Toronto Convention Center, 250 Front Street West, Toronto ON

Thank you everyone for your participation! If you’re coming…bring along an OPSEU friend 🙂 

 

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WRH Bargaining Team Update

 

Attention: Windsor Regional Hospital OPSEU Local 101 Members

 

Feb 11, 2020

After many days of Bargaining with the Employer at Windsor Regional Hospital, the decision was made to apply for Conciliation on Friday February 7th. This process will now proceed to include a Conciliator to help resolve the items that remain on the Bargaining table.

The Team was able to work through many of the Demand Set items, but outstanding monetary items still remain. It is our hope that we will come to resolution on these outstanding points during the next few Bargaining days, of which dates are to be yet determined.

The Bargaining Team for WRH is determined to keep everyone’s best interest at the forefront and come up with a solid Collective Agreement.

In Solidarity,

OPSEU Local 101, WRH Bargaining Team 2020

Indigenous Conference – Call for Applications

The OPSEU Indigenous Circle invites you to submit your application for the 2020 Indigenous Conference! We welcome all members who desire to bear witness to the essential role of culture in the survival and thriving of Indigenous communities.

The Conference theme is “Discovering the Métis: The People of the Sash.” The goal is to inspire and equip OPSEU members to partner and work with Indigenous communities during this time of reconciliation. The Conference is being planned with citizens of the Métis Nation of Ontario. Participants will be equipped with the necessary tools and knowledge to effectively network with Métis members within and beyond OPSEU on various projects and campaigns. Banners are being created by Métis artist Christi Belcourt for this event.

Event participants will be selected by the Indigenous Circle with assistance from the Equity Unit.  The selection process seeks to achieve a diverse group of attendees, representative of Indigenous and other equity groups within our membership. Confirmation will be issued to the selected participants the final week of April. Expenses will be reimbursed as per OPSEU policy.

Do not miss this opportunity to network, learn, share experiences and have some fun.  Please submit your completed application by e-mail to indigenousconference@opseu.org or fax to the Equity Unit no later than 5 pm, March 27, 2020.  Please note that we will be applying the criteria as set out on pages 4 and 5 of this application for selection.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.

In solidarity,

OPSEU Indigenous Circle

Information on the Indigenous Conference can also be found on the OPSEU website:

https://opseu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Indigenous-Conference-Call-2020.pdf(English) or https://opseu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Indigenous-Conference-Call-2020-fr.pdf (French).

OPSEU Social Mapping Project

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Click here to take the 2019 Social Mapping Census

 

As a public sector union, OPSEU’s priority is to serve our members well. As a social justice union, we also fight for fairness and equality in our workplaces, in our communities and our province.

But if we want better, we’ve got to do better too.

That’s what the 2019 Social Mapping Census is all about, and I’m so thankful for the work of OPSEU’s Social Mapping Committee, its members who represent each equity committee and caucus, and its Board Liaison Laurie Nancekivell for their ongoing dedication to the project and to our union.

OPSEU is a big family, and our Social Mapping Project – “Count Me In” – is about recognizing that as our family grows and changes, so do our members’ priorities. If we’re going to improve services for our diverse membership, we need to hear from them.

It’s why we’re calling on all our members to pitch in!

OPSEU members can complete the 2019 Social Mapping Census by December 16 – it’ll only take a few minutes of your time, but it’ll give us a world of insight, so that we can continue to set union-wide priorities that reflect our members’ own priorities and to plan for the future.

OPSEU’s Social Mapping Project first started back in 2009-10. It was a truly groundbreaking initiative – the largest and first demographic survey of its kind, and it has shaped our union for the better.

But our union’s demographics have continued to change since then. In 2017, OPSEU’s highest ranking authority – Convention – passed a resolution to conduct OPSEU’s second-ever census. The information we gather will once again be used to identify and remove barriers that our members face and to encourage full member participation.

Let’s keep this proud legacy going, because together we can build and strengthen our union in these challenging times.


In solidarity,

 

Warren (Smokey) Thomas

OPSEU President

 

Click here to take the 2019 Social Mapping Census

Final Reminder November 19 General Membership Meeting

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

When: Tuesday November 19, 2019Dinner will be served at 5:00pm and the meeting will start promptly at 6:00pm

*** Where: Royal Canadian Legion

1570 Marentette Ave. Windsor ONT ***

 

Meeting Agenda:

  1. Swearing-In of new stewards
  2. Nominations and Election of new executives for local 101à President, VP #1, VP #2, VP #3, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications Officer
  3. Nominations and Election of committee members (Scholarship(3) and Donation(3))
  4. Nominations and Election of Trustees (2)
  5. Approval of 2020 Budget 
  6. Other Business

** You must be present to run for an executive position**

** If you are interested in running for a Committee member position ,and unable to attend you must submit a written letter expressing intention and position to myself  NO LATER than November 18, 2019 1500hrs **

Please click on Link to RSVP for dinner. Please RSVP no later than Friday NOV 15th

*** Also there will be a draw for the remaining unclaimed Labour day gift cards Must be present to win ***

November 19, 2019 OPSEU 101 General Membership Meeting

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

When: Tuesday November 19, 2019Dinner will be served at 5:00pm and the meeting will start promptly at 6:00pm

*** Where: Royal Canadian Legion

1570 Marentette Ave. Windsor ONT ***

 

Meeting Agenda:

  1. Swearing-In of new stewards
  2. Nominations and Election of new executives for local 101à President, VP #1, VP #2, VP #3, Treasurer, Secretary, Communications Officer
  3. Nominations and Election of committee members (Scholarship(3) and Donation(3))
  4. Nominations and Election of Trustees (2)
  5. Approval of 2020 Budget 
  6. Other Business

** You must be present to run for an executive position**

** If you are interested in running for a Committee member position ,and unable to attend you must submit a written letter expressing intention and position to myself  NO LATER than November 18, 2019 1500hrs **

Please click on Link to RSVP for dinner. Please RSVP no later than Friday NOV 15th

 

 

*** Also there will be a draw for the remaining unclaimed Labour day gift cards Must be present to win ***

Labour Day Gift Card Pickup 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

Please provide your badge I.D. as well as your number on the list below.

Gary will be in the cafeteria at the sites listed .

Sept. 10/19

Met.  11:00-12:00

Ouellette. 12:30-1:30

HDGH: 2:00-3:00

Sept. 12/19

HDGH: 10:00-11:00

Ouellette: 11:30-12:30

Met. 1:00-2:00

Sept. 18/19

Ouellette. 8:00-9:00

HDGH. 9:30-10:30

Met. 11:30-12:30

Cards not picked up by October 15/19 will be forfeited to the UNION.

2019 Labour Day Draw Winners

  1. MaryAnn Denunzio
  2. Jessica Yablonsky
  3. Robert Cusinato
  4. Adelina Greco
  5. Rojin Golbaz
  6. Brittany Meloche
  7. Anita Gyemi
  8. Hailey Bondy
  9. Joya Germainese
  10. Dorothy O’Neil
  11. Sean Brewer
  12. Daniel Broderick
  13. Jose Martinez
  14. Jaclyn Litynsky
  15. Katherine Nicholson
  16. Jacqueline Parent
  17. Andelija Savic
  18. Guy Meseck
  19. Christina Hindi
  20. Christine Nowabicka
  21. Megan Wasyluc
  22. Karen Bondy
  23. Sridevi Kanneganti
  24. Shawana Williams
  25. Radmila Talic
  26. Michelle Sullivan
  27. Nancy Bencak
  28. Sharron Aaron
  29. Melissa Barkley
  30. Karen Lori Mederios
  31. Ray Ellwood
  32. Lindy Leduc-Wilson
  33. Kyla Hansman
  34. Anne Mclaughlin
  35. Lauren Tienhaara
  36. Natalie Toukan
  37. Lisa Pinsonneault
  38. Danie Martineau
  39. Kelly Allan
  40. Christine Suzor
  41. Melissa Thorton
  42. Therese Charbonneau
  43. Cindy Garrick-Paradis
  44. Jenny Riggi
  45. Christine Cacciato
  46. Hailey King
  47. Jennifer Nugent
  48. Sylvia Warda
  49. Lori Laughton
  50. Gary VanNest
  51. Patricia Slavik
  52. Christina McClelland
  53. Jennifer Tygat
  54. Amanda Lafrance
  55. Shannon Hutton
  56. Alina Baltador
  57. Patricia Kiely
  58. Kathlynne Martin
  59. Sjajna Gjeorgevski
  60. Erica Bennett
  61. Leslie Price
  62. Jennifer Sweeney
  63. Christine Sole-Tetreault
  64. Maryann Bender
  65. Paolina Perciealli
  66. Nicole McLean
  67. Jodi Richards
  68. Brittany Drouillard
  69. Joel Ledoux
  70. Diana Semaan
  71. Candice Conkey
  72. Mike Ledoux
  73. Sean Purton
  74. Marilena Pizzo
  75. Claudia Benson
  76. Marla Fata
  77. Sandra Pillon
  78. Mary Chea
  79. Sarah Renaud (Belle River)
  80. Brandon Brown
  81. Elaine Yung
  82. Rachel Hess
  83. Joanna Blok
  84. Shauna Bernardon
  85. Hong Gji
  86. Michelle Dinardo
  87. Kimberly Donais
  88. Tracy Tamm
  89. Edmundo Chacon
  90. Michelle Knezic
  91. Melissa Miller
  92. Marianne Simic
  93. Nancy Burke
  94. Jennifer Fink
  95. Sabrina Confletti
  96. Melissa Azar
  97. Malinda Carlini
  98. Laurie Jones
  99. Dianna Gabriele
  100. Joan Fuerth
  101. Georgia Seifer

2019 Labour Day Gift Card Winners

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Happy Labour Day From Opseu Local 101

(Dates, Times and Locations for Gift Card pickup will be posted this week)

2019 Labour Day Draw Winners

  1. MaryAnn Denunzio
  2. Jessica Yablonsky
  3. Robert Cusinato
  4. Adelina Greco
  5. Rojin Golbaz
  6. Brittany Meloche
  7. Anita Gyemi
  8. Hailey Bondy
  9. Joya Germainese
  10. Dorothy O’Neil
  11. Sean Brewer
  12. Daniel Broderick
  13. Jose Martinez
  14. Jaclyn Litynsky
  15. Katherine Nicholson
  16. Jacqueline Parent
  17. Andelija Savic
  18. Guy Meseck
  19. Christina Hindi
  20. Christine Nowabicka
  21. Megan Wasyluc
  22. Karen Bondy
  23. Sridevi Kanneganti
  24. Shawana Williams
  25. Radmila Talic
  26. Michelle Sullivan
  27. Nancy Bencak
  28. Sharron Aaron
  29. Melissa Barkley
  30. Karen Lori Mederios
  31. Ray Ellwood
  32. Lindy Leduc-Wilson
  33. Kyla Hansman
  34. Anne Mclaughlin
  35. Lauren Tienhaara
  36. Natalie Toukan
  37. Lisa Pinsonneault
  38. Danie Martineau
  39. Kelly Allan
  40. Christine Suzor
  41. Melissa Thorton
  42. Therese Charbonneau
  43. Cindy Garrick-Paradis
  44. Jenny Riggi
  45. Christine Cacciato
  46. Hailey King
  47. Jennifer Nugent
  48. Sylvia Warda
  49. Lori Laughton
  50. Gary VanNest
  51. Patricia Slavik
  52. Christina McClelland
  53. Jennifer Tygat
  54. Amanda Lafrance
  55. Shannon Hutton
  56. Alina Baltador
  57. Patricia Kiely
  58. Kathlynne Martin
  59. Sjajna Gjeorgevski
  60. Erica Bennett
  61. Leslie Price
  62. Jennifer Sweeney
  63. Christine Sole-Tetreault
  64. Maryann Bender
  65. Paolina Perciealli
  66. Nicole McLean
  67. Jodi Richards
  68. Brittany Drouillard
  69. Joel Ledoux
  70. Diana Semaan
  71. Candice Conkey
  72. Mike Ledoux
  73. Sean Purton
  74. Marilena Pizzo
  75. Claudia Benson
  76. Marla Fata
  77. Sandra Pillon
  78. Mary Chea
  79. Sarah Renaud (Belle River)
  80. Brandon Brown
  81. Elaine Yung
  82. Rachel Hess
  83. Joanna Blok
  84. Shauna Bernardon
  85. Hong Gji
  86. Michelle Dinardo
  87. Kimberly Donais
  88. Tracy Tamm
  89. Edmundo Chacon
  90. Michelle Knezic
  91. Melissa Miller
  92. Marianne Simic
  93. Nancy Burke
  94. Jennifer Fink
  95. Sabrina Confletti
  96. Melissa Azar
  97. Malinda Carlini
  98. Laurie Jones
  99. Dianna Gabriele
  100. Joan Fuerth
  101. Georgia Seifer