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Called to Account

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

When management chooses to attack the union and its representatives rather than do the right thing by its workers, they will ultimately be called to account.

https://opseu.org/news/grievance-board-blasts-jail-management-misconduct

In a stinging rebuke of both their conduct and motives, Herlich raked senior MCSCS management over the coals for their “conspiracy to target the grievor and teach him a lesson.” He singled out North Bay superintendent Lou-Ann Lucier for acting out of “anti-union animus.”

Herlich went on to slam the employer for abusing its own workplace discrimination and harassment policy, which it used to justify its conduct towards Bisaillon.

As a further act of reparation, Herlich ordered the ministry to post a notice in North Bay Jail promising, among other things, not to discourage union membership, interfere with the union’s representatives, or remove union notices. The ministry must also promise to “make Michel Bisaillon and the union whole for the damages they have suffered.”

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said the board’s decision represented a huge win for the rights of working people to be represented by a union and to be protected against employer intimidation.

It is far better for everyone — and a lot less costly — to work collaboratively with the union toward mutual goals.

General Membership Meeting and Elections

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments

Thursday, May 26, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Location: Courtyard/TownePlace Suites Toronto Northeast/Markham (formerly the Holiday Inn), Woodbine Ave, just north of Steeles.

7095 Woodbine Ave, Markham, ON L3R 1A3

Directions: http://tinyurl.com/kogyxpg

Refreshments at 5:30, meeting begins at 6:00 p.m.

Updated Agenda:

  • Election of 2016-18 Officers and Delegates (*all elected 2016-18 stewards eligible to run for office)
  • Contract faculty update and provincewide mobilization presentation
  • Reports from Officers
  • Proposed Amendment to Local 560 Budget for hiring office staff
  • OPSEU assistance for Fort McMurray residents

Parking is free — do not pay using their lot machines, the union will cover parking costs for our members. Please ensure you sign in when you arrive at the meeting. Child/Elder care will be reimbursed. A light supper will be served.

If you have any questions contact us by email or phone as usual. We look forward to seeing you!

Phone: 416-495-1599 Email: union@opseu560.org

Retirement Planning Sessions May 16 & 17

| May 4, 2016 | 0 Comments

Three representatives from the CAAT Pension Plan, Mohamed Kaba, Kristin Biefer and John Cappelletti, will be visiting Seneca College to deliver the following presentations for Plan members:

Retirement Planning
Date: Monday, May 16, 2016
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Newnham Campus, Room: A3505, Building A

Date: Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Location: Newnham Campus, Room: A3505, Building A

Following each session, the presenters will be available to answer questions participants may have about their pension benefits. We encourage you to attend a session to learn more about your benefits under the Plan.