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OPSEU members join other education workers in giving overwhelming strike mandate

Toronto – OPSEU members have joined workers from other unions in giving an overwhelming strike mandate to support collective bargaining efforts aimed at fighting cutbacks and preserving quality education. The Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW), which OPSEU is a member of, has conducted strike votes in the past few weeks. Workers voted 96 per……

OPSEU to Simcoe board: ‘Protect your support staff’

Barrie – Following the latest assault on an educational assistant with the Simcoe County District School Board, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is calling on the board to make staff safety its top priority. “Staff safety used to be a priority for the school board,” said OPSEU Local 330 president Kelly Martin. “That’s……

OPSEU education workers to get $2.75 million in damages over Bill 115

Toronto – Education workers in the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) will receive $2.75 million in damages for the loss of collective bargaining rights under Ontario’s Putting Students First Act, better known as Bill 115. OPSEU was one of five unions that challenged the act in court after it was introduced in 2012. In……