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The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) is inviting media to a news conference sounding the alarm on the Ford government’s plans to privatize health care in Ontario. All OHC members and supporters are invited to join the Facebook livestream at 10:30 a.m. on the OHC Facebook page. OPSEU/SEFPO is a constituent organization of the Ontario Health...

OPSEU/SEFPO is in the headlines this week as a staffing crisis continues to destabilize hospitals across the province. OPSEU/SEFPO President JP Hornick says the government is not supporting health care. “Our members want to provide the best care possible to Ontarians, but the government is not providing them with the supports and resources they need...

OPSEU/SEFPO Local 546 TSSA safety inspectors need your support! They have been on #strikeforsafety for over 3 weeks with an employer who shows no sign of coming back to the bargaining table after walking away on July 20. Instead of working with safety inspectors to negotiate a first contract and respecting the bargaining process, the...

As the College Support Full-Time bargaining team met with the college employer this week at the table, OPSEU/SEFPO members cheered them on by wearing Blue for Bargaining on August 10. It was a strong message that the college employer couldn’t ignore: College Support members stand behind their demands, and fully support their bargaining team! The...

As we celebrate International Youth Day this August the 12th, we are thinking about the way young people are rising up and organizing in response to the challenges they face every day. The UN’s 2022 theme is “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages.” Young workers have been critical in the resurgence of the...

TORONTO— OPSEU/SEFPO is deeply concerned by reports that Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is positioning to privatize blood plasma collection in Canada. News outlet The Breach is reporting that Canadian Blood Services plans to sign a contract with a Spanish multinational that would collect plasma and sell it back to CBS for a profit. OPSEU/SEFPO President...

Toronto — The Ford government’s flirtation with bringing more privatization into health care as a way to solve the staffing crisis is foolish and dangerous, OPSEU/SEFPO’s leaders said Thursday. Health Minister Sylvia Jones has refused to rule out privatization as a solution to resolve the crippling staff crisis in hospitals that has forced the temporary closure of...

This year the Toronto Caribbean Carnival celebrates its 55 year anniversary. Carnival is an annual tradition gifted to Canada by the Caribbean community that continues to celebrate the emancipation from slavery through a dynamic display of culture, music, spectacular costumes and events. Historically, OPSEU/SEFPO’s Coalition of Racialized Workers has sponsored the grand parade over the...

Toronto – The Ford government needs to stop the spin and focus on investing in people and the public services that make Ontario strong, said OPSEU/SEFPO President JP Hornick in response to today’s Throne Speech. “An old budget isn’t going to solve the crises that Ontarians face every day,” said Hornick. “Mr. Ford is more...

#ListenUpFord. That is the message that OPSEU/SEFPO, the Ontario Federation of Labour, and many other unions and community groups brought to Queen’s Park today, on the first day MPPs were back. At the news conference held in front of the legislature, workers demanded that Premier Doug Ford address the crisis in health care staffing, fund...

The Region 5 Coalition of Racialized Workers, invites you to come out to Christie Pitts for their annual Cookout! Help us celebrate the return of the Cook-Out, after 2 years of lock downs and the pandemic. Bring your family and friends for a day filled with games, music, food and fun! Date: Saturday, August 20,2022...

OPSEU/SEFPO Local 546 TSSA safety inspectors had picket lines across the province this week, and the media was there for it! The Sault Ste. Marie and District Labour Council and TSSA strikers organized a rally at MPP Ross Romano’s office after a propane explosion rocked the city a few days earlier. Safety inspectors explained to...

This coming Monday will be the first day MPPs come back to Queen’s Park after the election. OPSEU/SEFPO will be joining the OFL and other unions for a creative action and press conference at Queen’s Park to remind Doug Ford what his government’s priorities should be. Join us in person or online! Cory Knipe, the...

August 1 marks Emancipation Day in Canada. On August 1, 1834, the Slavery Abolition Act of 1833 came into effect and commemorates the day slavery was abolished across the British Empire. It was only last year that the Federal government unanimously voted to officially designate August 1 Emancipation Day in Canada. On this day nearly...

OPSEU/SEFPO Local 546 TSSA safety inspectors made headlines across Ontario this week as the first week of the #StrikeForSafety kicked off! Bargaining team member Doug Diehl was interviewed by CTV London at the Nestle picket on Wednesday: “Inspectors want to get back to work. [We] want TSSA to come back to the table, and we...

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