OPSEU 101 (HDGH) Collective Agreement Now Posted (Draft)

The OPSEU 101 Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare Collective Agreement is now posted online. This is an unsigned draft copy that still needs to be signed by the Employer. Once this has taken place, the signed copy will be posted online. 

To view the Draft copy of the Collective Agreement please click on this–>Link

OPSEU 101 (Windsor Regional Hospital) Contract Now Posted

Please find the up to date Collective Agreement for OPSEU 101 (Windsor Regional Hospital).


Although it has expired in 2016, we are still following that contract and will be entering into another round of negotiations.


For the Collective Agreement, please click on this —> Link


OPSEU 101 (Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare) Contract will be posted soon as well. Please stay tuned. 



2017 OPSEU Local 101 Labour Day Gift Card Winners

Happy Labour Day from OPSEU Local 101

OPSEU Local 101 Labour Day Gift Card Winners

  1. Melissa Fisk
  2. Joanne Calamita
  3. Tammy Dipierdomenico
  4. Lisa Smith
  5. Christine Gosslein
  6. Manon O’ Sullivan
  7. Dante DeBendictis
  8. Chris Kay
  9. Stephanie Bula
  10. Lisa Skeineh
  11. Anthony Paton
  12. Enrica Cote
  13. Monique Danelon
  14. Anne McLauchlan
  15. Claudia McCarton
  16. Marissa Goulet
  17. Rosemary Hogan-Kobrynovich
  18. Nancy Bencak
  19. Colleen Bruner- Pelletier
  20. Alina Baltador
  21. Andrea Fryer
  22. Judy VanNest
  23. Brenda Garant
  24. Mary Emery
  25. Rojan Golbaz
  26. Christina McCaw
  27. Christine Suzor
  28. Connie Grossett
  29. Denise Pace
  30. Angela Beaudry
  31. Tracy Henley
  32. Linda Robinson
  33. Leanne Pinkowski
  34. Daniela Lee
  35. Marion Burke
  36. Ian Taylor
  37. Ann Marie Huzel
  38. Kimberly Nantau
  39. Sherry Hill
  40. Laura Simons
  41. Chris Kreibich
  42. Angela Companion
  43. Christine Sole-Tetreault
  44. Stephanie Shaw
  45. Caroline Choudhry
  46. Shirley Lee
  47. Kimberley Mellow
  48. Mary Magic
  49. Rose Loscher
  50. Janice Sinasac
  51. Kristen Porto
  52. Patricia Nguyen
  53. Marylou Anderson
  54. Kristina McCelland
  55. Jessica Herdman
  56. Pauline Ross
  57. Victoria Pennetti
  58. Daniel Fryer
  59. Nicole Damboise
  60. Stacey Dunn
  61. Amanpreet Chana
  62. Jeff Reed
  63. Rosemary Simmons
  64. Kaela Van Ham
  65. Karla Marchand
  66. Brittany Meloche
  67. Sharon Timpson
  68. Stephanie Divecchia
  69. Marcy Beauchamp
  70. Sarah Renaud
  71. Lori Laughton
  72. Marilena Pizzo
  73. Lisa Jazvac
  74. Kerry Ann Brooks
  75. Shawna Williams
  76. Kiran Sasidharan
  77. Linda Card
  78. Candice Chevalier
  79. Kelly Wright
  80. Chantal Beausoleil
  81. Jayme Zukiwsky
  82. Jodi Lessard
  83. Joanne Pignanelli
  84. Lisa Powell
  85. Kimberly Donais
  86. Laura McNamara
  87. Christopher Cookson
  88. Heather Diotte
  89. Stephanie Slaught
  90. Joel Furlotte
  91. Jennifer Nugent
  92. Laura Renaud
  93. Jenna Renwick
  94. Manmander Matharu
  95. Daniel Broderick
  96. Emily Hicks
  97. Thuy Diep
  98. Luana Milani
  99. Leah Meloche

100) Kaitlyn Hicks                                

101) Michelle Watkins

OPSEU Local 101 President Gary Van Nest will be distributing Gift Cards at the following times and locations:



Sept. 5/17

HDGH Cafeteria:        8:00 – 9:00       

Ouellette Cafeteria:   9:15 – 10:15

Met Cafeteria:         12:00 – 1:00


Sept. 6/17

HDGH Cafeteria:        12:00 – 1:00

Ouellette Cafeteria:   1:30 – 2:30

Met Cafeteria:         3:00 – 4:00


Sept. 7/17

Met Cafeteria:         12:00 – 1:00

HDGH Cafeteria:        1:30 – 2:30

Ouellette Cafeteria:   3:00 – 4:00


Further Pick-ups will be at the demand set meetings:

Fogolar Furlan WRH employees, on Oct. 10/17 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Fogolar Furlan HDGH employees, on Oct. 11/17 5:00pm – 8:00pm

Please remember your number on the list and cards that haven’t been picked up by October 31, 2017 are property of the Local.

OPSEU Region 1 Educational September 23/24, 2017

There will be an OPSEU Region 1 Weekend Educational which will be held on September 23 & 24, 2017 in London.

All OPSEU Local 101 members are eligible to apply.

For details and course descriptions, please click here.

2017 OPSEU Local 101 Scholarship Recipients

OPSEU Local 101 would like to say  thank you to all the  students  who applied for the 2017 OPSEU 101 Scholarship.

There was great effort and consideration put into every application and essay.

Once again thank you for all of your hard work and we wish you all the best in your studies.

Thank you to the 2017 OPSEU 101 Scholarship Committee-Kulwinder Flora, Brenda Hunt and Sherry Hill

2017 OPSEU 101 Scholarship Recipients

Grant Hillman
Makenzie Lauzon
Brianna Laitinen
Brianna Pelle
Stephanie Pinsonneault
Jamie Nicholson
Caleb Hooper
Julia Rajsigl
Celeste Giovanatti
Arianna Milani
Taya Guarnaccia
Diana Magic
Avery Walpole

WRH-Information relating to Part Time OPSEU Vacation Bank Payout

For Part Time OPSEU staff who previously accrued vacation and received a payout for June 8, 2017:

The vacation accruals that were paid out on June 8, 2017 were what was in your vacation bank as of April 21, 2017.  We chose that date as it is a pay end date and May 1 was in the middle of a pay period.  There is a difference as to what was showing on your last pay statement for vacation accruals and what was paid out as a result of using the April 21 date.  In the system, the change to stop any accruals was not made until after May 1, so anytime accrued between April 21 and May 1 and appeared on your vacation accruals needed to be subtracted from the vacation payout amounts.   Also, if any paid vacation time was taken between April 21 and May 19 and paid, this amount was subtracted from your payout.  Next year’s Vacation payouts will be calculated starting April 22nd, 2017 to ensure all hours worked are accounted for.



OPSEU Local 101 2017 Donation Recipients

Donation Committee Members L-R Ivana Dunn, Manmander Matharu and Jennifer Burton-Liang

OPSEU Local 101 is proud to  donate $5000 per year to  Charitable Organizations.

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 on May 9, 2017 to the various charitable organizations.

Presentation of $500.00 donation to Downtown Mission L-R Ivana Dunn, Manmander Matharu, Ron Dunn (Downtown Mission) and Jennifer Burton-Liang


Presentation of $500.00 donation to Harmony in Action L-R Jennifer Burton-Liang, Ivana Dunn, Anita Riccio-Spagnuolo (Harmony in Action) and Manmander Matharu

Presentation of $500.00 donation to the United Way of Windsor Essex. L-R Manmander Matharu, Jennifer Burton-Liang and Lorraine Goddard (United Way Windsor Essex)

Presentation of $500.00 donation to the Windsor Goodfellows. L-R Manmander Matharu, Ivana Dunn and Bruce Tait (Windsor Goodfellows)


Presentation of $500.00 donation to Windsor Women Working With Immigrant Women (W5) L-R Ivana Dunn, Manmander Matharu, Amina Philbert-Ives (W5), Philippine Ishak (W5) and Jennifer Burton-Liang


Presentation of $1000.00 donation to Windsor Pride Community Education and Resource Center. L-R Jennifer Burton-Liang, R.J. (Bob) Williams (Windsor Pride), Manmander Matharu and Ivana Dunn


Presentation of $1000.00 donation to the Windsor Worker’s Education Centre. L-R Jennifer Burton-Liang, Ivana Dunn, Representative from Windsor Worker’s Education Centre, Paul Chislett (Windsor Worker’s Education Centre) and Manmander Matharu.

Scholarships Available From OPSEU

Below are Scholarships that are available through OPSEU (Head Office)



The Carol McGregor Scholarship

Application deadline: September 15, 2017 – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union offers an annual scholarship of $1,500 in the memory of Carol McGregor, a longtime union activ
Application deadline: June 15, 2017 – The OPSEU Executive board unanimously approved an annual bursary/scholarship of $1,000 to be awarded in the memory of Brother Larry Cripps, a
Application Deadline: September 1, 2017 – The Hospital Professionals Division offers seven scholarships (one per region) of $750 each annually to students who are entering professi
Application deadline: June 15, 2017 – OPSEU offers ten scholarships annually of $1,000 each to support our goals of social justice and global solidarity.

WRH/OPSEU Local 101 Update on HOOPP Contributions

HOOPP contributions on retroactive pay settlements are required for both the employee portion and the employer portion.  Only payments relating to prior years are considered retroactive payments. This means that any payment received in the current year, for prior years, is considered a retro. Any payment received in the current year, for the current year, is considered an adjustment to current year contributions, and is not considered retro.

WRH will provide HOOPP with details of the payments made for member contributions that have been deducted for each year of the retro payment, similar to what the hospital is required to do for current year contributions.  Contributions on any retro payment will need to be reported separately from regular current year contributions.  These payments will NOT provide you with additional years of service however will increase your annualized earnings for the year in which the contributions are for.  This may in turn impact your 5 best years of service which is used to calculate your pension at retirement.

Retroactive payments received by a member after they have retired and begun receiving a HOOPP pension are considered pensionable earnings and are subject to pension contributions.
WRH will submit those contributions to HOOPP and they will then recalculate a retired member’s pension to include the retroactive settlement.


Additional Collective Agreement Updates WRH/OPSEU 101

Good Evening Everyone.

Thank you for your patience with implementing our new collective agreement.

Here are the most recent updates.

Lump sum payments for Part Time vacation is targeted to be paid out June 8,2017 pay.  There will be the in lieu premium (12% or 14%) applied to the lump sum payment. Part time employees are still eligible to take their vacation time they are no longer paid for individual days off and are coded as Vacation Unpaid because of the annual lump sum payment.

  • Any remaining hours in a members overtime bank will be paid out Sept 28,2017.
  • Wage grid advancement at 1650 hours for Part Time members will be targeted for payout June 8,2017.  Any wage grid movement will be retroactive back to Feb. 5,2017.
  • There will be an open enrollment period for all Part time staff to enroll for benefits during the month of May.  The premium costs will be available at that time. Further information to come.
  • The percent in lieu of benefits for the Pharmacy Tech’s at Ouellette, former non union members and temporary employees will be on a separate retro payment at the end of the open enrollment period for benefits (June 8,2017).
  • Dental claims are paid directly to the member and can no longer be paid directly to the dentist.
  • Holiday Pay adjustments for Part Time employees who worked the Family Day Holiday and Good Friday will not be captured in the April 27th retro payment.  It should be on the June 8th retro payment.
  • All changes in benefits have been built in the Greenshield plan as of March 16,2017.
  • Changes in call back premium (former Xray/Lab members) will be retroactive to the date of the award and will be on a separate retro payment.
  • When you are called back to work on standby, only the hours worked should be deducted from your standby premium.  (eg. Called back, worked 2 hours only 2 hours are subtracted from your stand by pay not 4 hours.)
  • Shift rotation (days and afternoons) are in discussion for implementation.  We will keep you posted.

In Solidarity,

Michele Buchanan

1st Vice President OPSEU L.101


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