Archives for March 2022

Forms for COVID illness

Hello OPSEU Members,

This is a reminder for any staff members that potentially were exposed to COVID in the workplace, that an RL6 and a WSIB claim should be filed. Hopefully everyone who has become COVID positive has recovered fully, but in the event that COVID creates any long term effects, and it was acquired in the workplace due to direct contact with COVID positive patients or COVID positive staff on the job,  this must be documented. HDGH Employer has been very cooperative and is providing the necessary support to the Employees. The WRH Employer, in discussion with the Union, has identified that the members are free to reach out to the union if they feel they need support. With the high volumes of cases, the employer can no longer continue to manually track and report on each union member.

For this reason, it is advised that you fill out the proper documentation in order to protect yourselves down the road in the event of any unforeseen health issues or developments.


In Solidarity,


International Women’s Day – Lunch n’ Learn on March 8th, 2022

In recognition of International Women’s Day (IWD), OPSEU/SEFPO’s Provincial Women’s Committee (PWC) will be hosting a lunch and learn virtual event on Tuesday, March 8, 2022.

The event will feature guest speaker Celina Caesar-Chavannes, former Member of Parliament for Whitby and Parliamentary Secretary to the Prime Minister. Her new memoir “Can You Hear Me Now” was released in February 2021 and was selected as a finalist for the 2021 Shaughnessy Cohen prize for political writing.

Join us to recognize and celebrate the strength, resiliency and determination of women.

  • When: Tuesday, March 8, 2022

  • Time: 12:00pm – 1:30pm

  • Location: Virtually on Zoom (a link will be provided to all registered participants in advance of the event)

For any questions or to register, please contact with your name and union number.

The deadline to register is Monday, March 7, 2022.