When you vote yes to OPSEU/SEFPO representation you will get:
A voice at the table, not a take-it-or-leave it approach with management;
Stable, predictable working conditions and job security through a collective agreement;
Processes for hiring and advancement that are fair;
A complaints/ grievance procedure to hold the employer accountable;
Joint employer- management committees to ensure health and safety Protocols, evaluations of new positions, equitable job descriptions and duties;
And a democratic process to elect your local union leaders.
With decades of experience mental health and addictions, and experience bargaining dozens of merged contracts, OPSEU has the strength of experience you need.
The vote dates have been set.
From Wednesday September 28, 2022 to Friday September 30, 2022.
The Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) oversees the voting. They have yet to decide whether the vote will be in person or online (dependent on their COVID protocols at the time of voting). We will keep you posted on this webpage with more instructions once the OLRB decides how voting will proceed.
No. Regardless of whether the vote will be held in person or online, the vote will be held by secret ballot. Voters are entitled to vote without interference, restraint or coercion.
In Canada, you have the Constitutional right to join and participate in a union. But becoming full union members with your co-workers doesn’t happen overnight.
Here’s a roadmap of what lies ahead: