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No place for the N-word in any corner of society

OPSEU/SEFPO leadership is speaking out against the use of the N-word by a University of Ottawa professor, stating that there is no place or setting that justifies using this word. “This is a racial slur that continues to have a great deal of pain associated with it,” said OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “It is……

OPSEU/SEFPO calls on Ford to heed all long-term care recommendations for more staff, care

Toronto – OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is urging the Ford government to swiftly act on the recommendations of the Long-Term Care COVID-19 Commission, including its recommendation to hire more full-time staff and ensure that residents receive a minimum of four hours of care per day. “For years, our members in long-term care have been……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 11:00 am October 23, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 11h00 le 23 octobre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

PHOLine: Meet your 2021 Bargaining Team

“Bargaining this year might look different than it normally does, doing virtual meetings instead of in-person. But I’m confident that we will bargain as strong as ever despite the obstacles we face. And you have the full support of OPSEU/SEFPO every step of the way. Your bargaining team will have every resource available to you……

National Survey on Harassment and Violence at Work in Canada

To all OPSEU/SEFPO members: We are excited to announce a new national survey on workplace violence and harassment. Take the survey now. It is the first ever survey on violence and sexual harassment in the workplace with a national reach in Canada, and will help unions, employers and policy makers create safer workplaces for everyone.……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 10:00 am October 22, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 10h00 le 22 octobre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total /Total mondial 41……

Be Seen, Be Heard:   Jeff Pellegrino, Region 6

Jeff has been a front line Correctional Officer for about three years.  Since becoming an OPSEU member, he has been very engaged and active in helping his coworkers and OPSEU members. He has immediately engaged with union activism, participating in several Educationals at our Regional Office, like Stewards 1, and Health and Safety. He also……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 10:00 am October 21, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 10h00 le 21 octobre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 10:00 am October 20, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 10h00 le 20 octobre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

It’s time for universal child care

As Canada celebrates Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Appreciation Day on October 22, our thoughts are with dedicated child care, Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECE), and ECE members working in the community, schools, and community colleges.  With millions of Ontarians working from home, we have an even greater appreciation for the people……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 10:00 am October 19, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 10h00 le 19 octobre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 10:00 am October 18 2020 / Nombre de cas à 10h00 le 18 octobre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 10:00 am October 17, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 10h00 le 17 octobre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 10:00 am October 16, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 10h00 le 16 octobre 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

OPSEU/SEFPO 2020 Fall Pre-Budget Submission

OPSEU/SEFPO represents over 170,000 members throughout Ontario and across the public sector, including many who have been on the front line during the COVID-19 pandemic. We recognize that the provincial deficit has increased as a response to the pandemic,[1] but would caution against a knee-jerk implementation of austerity measures in the upcoming November 2020 budget.……

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