Archives for September 2021

September 30 – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation/Orange Shirt Day

The day recognizes the colonial legacy of residential schools, honours Indigenous survivors, and is vital to the ongoing reconciliation process.

Wearing an orange shirt on this day expresses our desire to open the door to global conversation on all aspects of Residential Schools. It is an opportunity to create meaningful discussion about the effects of Residential Schools and the legacy they have left behind.  A discussion all Canadians can tune into and create bridges with each other for reconciliation.  A day for survivors to be reaffirmed that they matter, and so do those that have been affected.  Every Child Matters, even if they are an adult, from now on. 

Take some time to learn more about the history of Residential Schools in Canada by watching this video. Wear an orange shirt on September 30th to show your support. 

 

OPSEU Virtual Drag Contest – Sept 19th

Rainbow Alliance Arc-en-Ciel

Attention all members: OPSEU/SEFPO’s Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel is holding its first Virtual Drag Contest! The lucky winners will perform during the live broadcast of OPSEU/SEFPO’s Virtual Pride Event in North Bay, Ontario, on September 19, 2021!

 

Sunday, September 19th between 7 and 9:30pm

Check out the main OPSEU website for details

Collective Agreement finalized!

The long awaited renewal of the new Collective Agreement has been finalized. You can view these on our Local 101 website by clicking on “Documents” and scrolling down to “Collective Agreements.”

I would like to thank the Bargaining Team for all their hard work and perseverance. The process was a long haul and there were many challenges along the way. The group put forward a tremendous effort to ensure everyone was represented fairly and equitably and maintained their position when they were challenged by the Employer. Much time and effort went into preparing and presenting for the various stages of the bargaining process and the Team can be proud of the outcome.

Thank you all for your efforts and for being patient throughout the process.

 

In Solidarity,

Susan