RPN Biennial Leadership Meeting

Thursday, March 24, 2022
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Dear Members,

This is to advise you that the RPN Biennial Leadership Meeting has been scheduled as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, March 24, 2022 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Virtual Meeting: Participation instructions will be provided to all attendees upon confirmation of attendance.
  • Registration: Thursday, March 24, 2022 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

The OPSEU RPN Occupational Division would like to recognize the important work that RPN’s have contributed continuously throughout the pandemic. We invite you to our third biennial meeting to debate priorities for our occupation and move issues specific to RPN’s forward.

There are elections this year at the meeting. Please review the attached RPN Division Bylaws for positions to be elected and the process for elections. Attached you will also find proposed bylaw amendment changes put forward by the Occupational Division Executive. These will be discussed and voted on at the biennial meeting.

Delegate Entitlement

As per Article 6.9 of the RPN Division bylaws; Delegate entitlement, funded by OPSEU/SEFPO Head Office, for Locals with RPNs’, shall be one (1) RPN by bargaining unit or in the case of the OPS by worksite employed as an RPN. Alternates may attend at the expense of the local.

Attendees must be an RPN member in order to attend this conference.

Please Note: As this meeting is being held virtually, no expenses outside of time off (if required) will be reimbursed except in special circumstances where expenses have been pre-approved. To inquire further about pre-approval, please email conferencesandtravel@opseu.org.

Credential Attestation Form

The OPSEU/SEFPO Policy Manual (Section 16.1) states that credentials must be submitted with the signatures of two (2) Local Officers on the Credential Attestation Form. We have provided one form for you to list all attendees on. Please send this completed form to the Conferences Unit at conferencesandtravel@opseu.org no later than Friday, March 11th, 2022.

Please clearly identify your status on the form (i.e. Delegate/Alternate/Observer/EBM).

Once the form is received, a follow up email will be sent to you to register via OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Portal. In order to confirm your registration, please register through the Member Portal no later than Monday, March 14th, 2022.

**Please Note: Registration and other required forms cannot be processed until the Credential Attestation Form is received.

Due Dates

  • Credential Attestation Form: Friday, March 11, 2022
  • Attendee Registration through OPSEU/SEFPO Member Portal: Monday, March 14, 2022

Human Rights Accommodation Request Form

Should you require a human rights accommodation or have an existing accommodation under the Human Rights Code, please complete and submit the Human Rights Accommodation Request Form in full.

OPSEU/SEFPO Child Care Policy

OPSEU/SEFPO will reimburse for child care expenses as per policy. OPSEU/SEFPO’s rate of family care to be paid is $15/hr. to a max of $220 within a 24 hr. period to cover the cost of you doing union business. A receipt, signed by the care provider, showing the dates the service was provided, the address and phone number of the care provider, and the names and ages of the children will need to be provided.

**Please Note: As this meeting is being held virtually, child care expenses will not be reimbursed unless pre-approved. To inquire further about pre-approval, please email conferencesandtravel@opseu.org.

Procedures for Online Registration

Once the Credential Attestation Form has been received and processed, members are to complete the Member Event Registration Form through OPSEU/SEFPO’s Member Portal.

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We appreciate your cooperation and participation in these meetings.

In Solidarity, Authorized For Distribution:

Warren (Smokey) Thomas
President, OPSEU/SEFPO

Lucy Morton
Chair, RPN Division Chair

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