Tell Your Story Survey

OPSEU’s Provincial Women’s Committee (PWC) needs your help to get the word out on its “Tell Your Story” survey.  The committee is asking that you please circulate this information throughout your regions and locals.       The survey will be a critical part of the OPSEU campaign to promote awareness and education for women and OPSEU members.  The goal is to recognize and respond to domestic violence and gender-based violence as it relates to women.  The survey will take less than ten minutes of your time: Please respond no later than April 17, 2019.   For any questions, please contact the Equity Unit at or Carol Mundley, PWC ​Chair

2019 Negotiating Team (WRH)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all the WRH Local 101 members that took time from their busy schedules to participate in last night’s Demand Set Meeting.

We have elected a new Negotiating Team which includes – Susan Bonhert-Hamelin, Richard Baillargeon, Katie Deschamps, Tim Den Otter, Lorrie Dunmore, Lisa Mazurek and Theresa St. Denis. Congratulations to all!

The team has direction from the membership on the priorities identified in the Demand Set surveys and those issues brought forward at the meeting to raise during negotiations.

Once negotiations begin we will ask the Team to provide regular updates as to their progress.

Thanks again to all who attended, submitted surveys and also those members who were nominated but not elected to the Negotiating Team for their interest and commitment in pursuing improvements to our Collective Agreement!

In Solidarity,

Michele Buchanan

1st Vice President OPSEU L. 101

OPSEU 101 Scholarships

We are pleased to announce our annual Scholarship applications are available.

For more information and to apply, please click –>here.

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 ***


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


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
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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


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.