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Toronto / Saturday, July 20, 2024 – LCBO workers were forced to go on strike to protect public revenues and fight against the Premier’s expensive alcohol everywhere plan. We have now reached a tentative settlement that is a win for workers and Ontarians. The details were communicated to the OPSEU/SEFPO members Friday evening, and a...

Members of OPSEU/SEFPO Local 454, representing over 320 workers at the Children’s Aid Society of Ottawa, entered their second week on strike – and they are taking the fight to the doorsteps of the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services. Join workers in Ottawa this Thursday morning as they challenge the province’s callous approach to the...

Apply now for the OPSEU/SEFPO scholarships! The application deadline for all of our scholarships is July 31, 2024. We offer 30 annual scholarship opportunities: The Continuing Education Scholarship is open to members in good standing who are looking to continue their education at any post-secondary program during the 2024-2025 school year. This scholarship is offered in...

Toronto – On the 13th day of their historic, first-ever strike, LCBO workers will return to the bargaining table today with their key demands top of mind: protecting thousands of jobs and hundreds of millions in public revenues generated by the LCBO annually. On July 4th, the employer handed the bargaining team an insulting offer...

Bargaining Bulletin 3 Highlights: Bargaining begins: Your College Faculty bargaining team met with CEC for the first two days of bargaining July 15-16, 2024, tabling workload, partial-load, and coordinator proposal language. The Workload Taskforce report: will be made public imminently and is one of the largest known efforts in Canada to cohesively analyze workload of...

Complete, downloadable version of the newsletter Retired Members Division Executive Committee List for 2022 – 2024 Region 1 Chair Philip Shearer (519) 494-7301 pmshearer@rogers.com Vice-Chair Mickey Riccardi (519) 981-7748 mickeyriccardi@outlook.com Secretary Debbie Riopelle (519) 978-3055 dropseu@gmail.com Region 2 Chair Ed Faulknor (905) 385-2142 tedfaulknor14@gmail.com Vice-Chair Elaine Young (519) 327-1914 opseu205@gmail.com Secretary Randy Sloat (905) 549-1198...

Toronto, July 15, 2024 / Yesterday, the LCBO announced that it was reversing its decision to try and open select stores 3 days per week, saying that all stores will now remain closed for the duration of the strike. Today, Doug Ford announced the accelerated expansion of alcohol sales at grocery stores. Doug Ford has...

Today, the LCBO announced that it was reversing its decision to try and open select stores 3 days per week, saying that all stores will now remain closed for the duration of the strike. A major reason that strikes work is that they are disruptive. The strength of our lines and our solidarity are clearly...

The first full week of the LCBO workers’ strike has continued to dominate headlines since our previous media round-up on the first weekend of the strike. Across the province, LCBO workers and allies from their communities, the broader labour movement, and politicians across the party lines picketed and rallied this past week. LCBO workers have...

On June 18, 2024, OPSEU/SEFPO served notice to the employer to end all previous Essential and Emergency Service Agreements (EESA) and provided notice that we intend to bargain the new EESAs. As per the last Divisional meeting, OPS Unified members elected to change the Bargaining Procedures, which mandated that the EESA would be negotiated before...

A statement from Colleen MacLeod, Chair of the OPSEU/SEFPO LBED Bargaining Team in light of today’s news conference by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF): LCBO workers are on strike for the future of the LCBO, the $2.5 billion in revenues it generates each year and for the thousands of jobs on the line. Our employer...

The LCBO put out a statement this morning, claiming to be looking for “clarity” on LCBO workers’ bargaining priorities. Throughout months of bargaining, LCBO workers have been clear: this strike is a fight for the future of the LCBO and the $2.5 billion in revenues it generates for public services each year. That’s why we...

More than 700 mental health and addictions workers are sounding the alarm about the funding crisis at CMHA Thames Valley and the further restructuring and staffing reductions that will impact almost 15% of the workforce. The workers, who are rallying this afternoon at the CMHA head office in London, fear the impact these cuts will have...

Download the application Course Options & Descriptions: Mandatory Equity Plenary Session October 5 from 0800 to 0900 Northern College Porcupine Campus – Lecture Room All participants will be required to attend this information session prior to attending the course of their choice. Breakfast will be provided during this session.   Stewards 1: Making a Difference...

The LCBO workers’ bargaining team is holding a virtual town hall meeting on Zoom for all LCBO members – you don’t want to miss it! Register now: Date: Wednesday, July 10, 2024 Time:  7:30 pm Registration: Click here to register for the meeting At tonight’s meeting, your bargaining team will review the employer’s proposal that we sent to you previously...

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