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.

WRH/OPSEU 101 Information Sessions for the New Contract

Hello Sisters and Brothers,

Please find  the remaining articles that, along with the Arbitrated Award, become the Collective Agreement.

For the  remaining articles please click here —>Agreed to Items

The Agreement is a 2 year deal which extends from April 1, 2014 and expired on March 31, 2016.

Notice to bargain has already been filed with the Employer and that process will begin at some point down the road. More communication on that process will be posted once we are ready to begin.

In the meantime  we ask that your review the attached document so that you are aware of any/all changes.  To assist you with this, I will be available along with team members to answer any questions you may have.

In order to do this, we have set 4 evenings aside to answer your questions.

In order to facilitate such a large group, we have broken the evenings up into the various groups that you were in prior to this new Contract.

The sessions will be from 5 pm until 7 pm each night and will be at the OPSEU office located at 3005 Marentette Avenue ( just behind Devonshire Mall). 

Drop by with your questions and one of the team or I will be happy to answer them for you.

Monday March 20th—For members previously in the Lab Xray group – Unifor- Met Hospital

Tuesday March 21st– For members previously in the OPSEU Local 142 group- Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital (Ouellette Campus)

Wednesday March 22nd– For Members previously in the Unifor Pharmacy Tech group and the Non Union group at the Hotel Dieu Grace Hospital ( Ouellette Campus)

Thursday March 23rd-For members previously from the OPSEU Local 143 group Windsor Regional Hospital (Met Campus)

Again, these are for you to drop by with any questions you may have and you are not required to remain for the full 2 hours.  There will be no formal presentation, but simply to answer any questions.

As well, I would like to update you with the following information;

Wage increases– are targeted to be on or about the March 10th pay .  Retro will follow within a few pay periods after that.  Since both processes are quite complicated, every attempt is being made to ensure accuracy.  However, if after you receive your increase or retro payment, you have any questions you can forward them to myself, at mforsyth@opseu.org or Sharon Morris at smorris@wrh.on.ca and we will get an answer to you as soon as possible keeping in mind that there are numerous issues that still need to be implemented, so your patience would be greatly appreciated.

Benefits—Benefit changes were effective on March 1st, however it will take a couple of months for Green Shield to move everyone into one group in their data system.  Please keep any receipts that you have from March 1st with regard to benefit coverage and send into Green Shield for reimbursement.  Further information will be forthcoming.

Vacations–  Due to the fact that the award did not come down until February, and the fact that vacation planners/processes had already begun, any changes to vacations will not take effect until 2018.  The new Vacation Planner process will begin in January 2018 and changes to vacation entitlement, lump sum etc will be in the 2018 vacation year.  Therefore the vacation process for this year will remain intact.

Holidays—For those that had Easter Monday as a holiday, this year this will now be a ‘business as usual” day and instead you will have Remembrance Day as a holiday effective immediately.  If there are any issue that arise with regard to the upcoming Easter Monday, please let your steward or contact me so that we can try to resolve the issue

Schedule changes—As the changes to schedules including the equalization of hours, rotation through shifts etc,  is complicated, we will first need to determine the best possible time to start this.  We are in the process of determining current schedule practices and attempting to set a date as to when we will begin the new process in all areas.  Further information will be forthcoming once we have finalized this.

Again, I thank you for your patience and support as we make our way through the implementation of this new Collective Agreement and look forward to answering your questions at the sessions.

In Solidarity,

Marisa Forsyth

Staff Rep.  Ontario Public Service Employees Union

Windsor Office

3005 Marentette Ave Suite 130

N8X 4G1


OPSEU Local 101 Donates to Local Charities

Donation Committee

Donation Committee Members Ivana Dunn, Mander Matharu, 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.

The Committee along with Executive Officers presented cheques to the 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 presentation which was held on March 30, 2015 at the OPSEU Regional Office in Windsor.


Presentation to Windsor Workers Action Centre L-R Jen Burton-Liang, Ivana Dunn, Gary Van Nest President OPSEU 101, Mander Matharu presenting cheque to Melissa Larue, Staff WWAC and Rob McGuffin Vice President WWAC


Presentation to United Way Windsor Essex L-R Jen Burton- Liang, Gary Van Nest, Mander Matharu, Ivana Dunn presenting cheque to Maureen Curtis and Andy Bothamley


Presentation to Windsor Goodfellows L-R Jen Burton- Liang, Gary Van Nest, Mander Matharu, Ivana Dunn presenting cheque to Bruce Tate of the Windsor Goodfellows


Presentation to Street Help L-R Ivana Dunn, Gary Van Nest, Mander Matharu presenting to Christine Wilson-Furlonger, Jen Burton-Liang


Presentation to Big Brothers Big Sisters L-R Gary Van Nest, Mander Matharu, , Ivana Dunn, John Sutton Executive Director Big Brothers Big Sisters receiving cheque from Jen Burton-Liang



Presention to Downtown Mission L-R Jen Burton-Liang, Ivana Dunn presenting cheque to Ron Dunn Downtown Mission, Mander Matharu and Michele Buchanan, 1st Vice President, OPSEU 101


Presentation to Windsor Regional Hospital Foundation for a Memorial Bench for Kari Yeboah. Kari was a Cardiac Sonographer at Windsor Regional Hospital who passed away September 11, 2014. L-R Ivana Dunn, Enid Bryant Windsor Regional Hospital receiving a cheque from Mander Matharu, Michele Buchanan, Jen Burton-Liang


Region1Weekend Educational February 7-8, 2015





There will be a OPSEU Region 1 Weekend Educational open to OPSEU 101 members on February 7-8, 2015

Courses include:

  • The Aboriginal Journey: Walking Together
  • Basic Grievance Handling for Union Building
  • Local Treasurers’ Course
  • Public Speaking – Finding your voice and connecting with your audience
  • Stewards 1: Making a Difference in the Workplace
  • Workers Health & Safety Training – Modules: Principles of Control; Indoor Air; Cancer

For more information or to register, please click here

OPSEU Local 101 Member Rita Gidillini Recipient of the Youth Engagement Excellence Award

   Congratulations Rita! from OPSEU Local 101


(Originally published in Hotel Dieu Grace Healthcare E-Connect December 2, 2014)