Sector 10 Hospital Professionals Pre-Bargaining Conference

HPD - Hospital Professionals Division / DPH - Division des professionnels hospitaliers
Thursday, May 13, 2021
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Virtual Meeting: Participation instructions will be provided to all attendees upon confirmation of attendance.

Registration: Thursday, May 13, 2021 8:30 am – 9:00 am

This is the important first step in our next round of central bargaining. Its purpose is to support the achievement of the highest possible province-wide standard in our collective agreements through the following means:

  • to promote the achievement and maintenance of the highest province-wide standards and to educate Division bargaining units on the province-wide bargaining process;
  • to examine in depth a number of broadly-based issues that are relevant to the forthcoming round of negotiations;
  • to develop themes for consideration at bargaining unit demand-setting meetings;
  • to identify priority issues; and
  • generally to provide guidance and recommendations to Division members for bargaining unit demand-setting meetings. Bargaining Units will be free to add to or subtract from the recommended options.
  • to elect the Central Negotiating Team and Alternates

Due to the pandemic this meeting will be conducted virtually. One week prior to the meeting you will receive a credential invitation through your personal email that outlines the steps for connecting to the virtual meeting and the practices established in accordance with Roberts Rules of Order and OPSEU/SEFPO Policies.

Delegate Entitlement

As per Article 2 of the Hospital Professional’s Division Negotiation Procedures:

Article 2.3

Each Division bargaining unit shall be entitled to send two (2) delegates to the Pre-Bargaining Conference (PBC) and provincial demand-setting meeting. (They shall be, except in extenuating circumstances, the same two delegates). Where the bargaining unit is a single-unit Local, the Local President (or in their absence, the Local Vice-President) shall be the automatic first delegate. For all other bargaining units, the highest-ranking officer in the unit shall be the automatic first delegate. The second delegate shall be elected by greater than fifty percent (50%) of the valid ballots cast of the members voting at a general membership meeting of the Unit. In the event that the officers entitled to be automatic first delegate are unable to attend the provincial demand setting meeting, then both delegates shall be elected. Delegates must be members of the bargaining unit that they are representing at the demand set.

Delegates to both meetings shall be responsible for representing their Unit during the bargaining process, including responsibility for reading, reviewing, summarizing and communicating bargaining information at the Bargaining Unit level.

Article 2.6

Any member of the Division Executive or Central Negotiating Team who is not entitled to attend the PBC under Section 2.3 above shall also be entitled to attend with full delegate status.
Article 2.8

An Executive Board member who is a member of the Division may attend with voice but no vote, unless the Executive Board member is a delegate from a Member Unit.

**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

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 no later than Friday, April 30, 2021. Please clearly identify your status on the form (i.e. Delegate/Alternate/Observer).

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, May 3, 2021.

**Please Note: Registration and other required forms cannot be processed until the Credential Attestation Form is received. You will not see the conference open for registration on the portal until your credentials have been processed. You must register by the established due date.
Due dates:

Credential Attestation Form: Friday, April 30, 2021
Attendee Registration on OPSEU/SEFPO Portal: Monday, May 3, 2021

Due dates:

Credential Attestation Form: Friday, April 30, 2021
Attendee Registration on OPSEU/SEFPO Portal: Monday, May 3, 2021

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 $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

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.

Attached you will find the following documentation:

Credentials Attestation Form – Sector 10

Event Registration Tutorial

Human Rights Accommodation Form- Sector 10


Online Expense Claim Tutorial

Why Join Central Bargaining

Issues appropriate for central bargaining

HPD – Negotiations Procedures – 2019

We appreciate your cooperation and participation in these meetings.

In Solidarity, Authorized For Distribution:
Sara Labelle, Divisional Chair
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU/SEFPO President

c. Executive Board Members
All Negotiations Unit – BPS and CAAT
Stephen Saysell, Administrator, Local Services and Collective Bargaining
Steve Nield, Supervisor, BPS Negotiations and Research Units
Marc Casey, Negotiator
Michele Haber, Research Officer
Rachael Williams, Sector Assistant
Elsbeth Lumley, Administrative Assistant
Janey Haggart, Secretary
Claims Department
All Regional Offices
Conferences Unit

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