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We the North

Situation: Case count as of 9:30 a.m. July 11, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 9h30 le 11 juillet 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 8:00 a.m. July 10, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h le 10 juillet 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……

Solidarity and hope: OPSEU recommits to ending anti-Black racism

In a high-profile step towards true equality in the workplace and in the union, thousands of OPSEU members and staff participated in the union’s July 7 telephone town halls on anti-Black racism. “Systemic racism is real. It is deadly. And it has to stop,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas at the beginning of the……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 8:00 a.m. July 9, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h le 9 juillet 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……

Coalition of Racialized Workers Region 5 virtual pulse check on July 18

During these unprecedented times, we see the world racing to find an answer to COVID-19. And we’ve heard a lot of advice on what we should do to protect ourselves and those around us. While there have been missteps and learning pains, we are all hopeful that we have turned the bend on this dreaded……

Next Coalition of Racialized Workers Lending Hands meeting announced

The Region 2 Coalition of Racialized Workers would like to invite Region 2 members to join us on July 29 at our second Lending Hands meeting. Our first Lending Hands session identified ways in which we can help our brothers and sisters in Region 2. Now, with a financial commitment from our executive board members,……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 8:00 a.m. July 8, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h le 8 juillet 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……

Community Connections Summer 2020 newsletter

Message from the President Thank you – you can count on us I’d like to start by thanking each and every one of you. Whether you work in home care, community care, for a LHIN, in a clinic, or for public health, the members of OPSEU’s Sector 17 – Community Health Care Professionals have played……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 8:00 a.m. July 7  2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h le 7 juillet 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……

‘Good jobs, not gig jobs’: OPSEU statement on Colleges Ontario report

OPSEU’s college faculty and support members have grave concerns around the white paper The Future of Ontario’s Workers, commissioned by Colleges Ontario, which represents the employers of Ontario’s 24 public colleges. Advertised as a roadmap to adapting to changes in work and the economy, it makes 17 recommendations based on the mistaken assumption that the……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 8:00 a.m. July 6, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h00 le 6 juillet 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……

‘Build the new jail in Thunder Bay – right now’: OPSEU

Thunder Bay – In the wake of the Ontario Ombudsman’s scathing report on the state of Ontario corrections, the union representing the province’s 9,000 correctional officers is calling on Queen’s Park to start construction of the promised new Thunder Bay Jail. “For years, the previous Liberal government assured us the plans and money were there……

OPSEU joins social media project to make Timmins more inclusive

Timmins is Listening is a collaborative initiative between the Timmins and District Multicultural Centre, Timmins Local Immigration Partnership, OPSEU’s Provincial Human Rights Committee, and the Canadian Council for Muslim Women. Read the story here.

Thank you to OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division members

To all members of OPSEU’s Hospital Professionals Division, Over the past several months it’s been extraordinary to witness your unparalleled professionalism, courage, and activism during this pandemic. Apart from taking on the battles in your joint health and safety committees regarding PPE, redeployment, proper contact tracing and positive case reporting, etc.; it’s been the fight for……

OPSEU demands COVID-19 safety for court workers

With Ontario’s courts set to reopen today, July 6, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is continuing to demand that the opening of unsafe courthouses be postponed until at least Aug. 4. In the correspondence reproduced below, neither the chief justices of Ontario’s courts, nor the Ministry of the Attorney General, address the serious concerns OPSEU……

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