Sector 18 – Mental Health & Addictions Pre-Bargaining Conference

OPSEU Mental Health Division / SEFPO Division de la sante mentale du SEFPO
Thursday, November 5, 2020
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Dear Members,                                                  

This is to advise you that the Sector 18 – Mental Health & Addictions Pre-Bargaining Conference has been scheduled.

Date: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Virtual Meeting: Participation instructions will be provided to all attendees upon confirmation of attendance.
Registration: Thursday, November 5, 2020, 8:00 am – 9:00 am

Delegate Entitlement

All bargaining units in the Mental Health and Addictions Division are invited and are encouraged to attend. Each bargaining unit is entitled to send one (1) member (in addition to the Divisional Executive), per the Executive Board proposal dated August 4, 2020. It is recommended that members selected to attend the conference are members of the bargaining unit’s negotiating committee, if applicable.

**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.

Credential Attestation Form

The OPSEU 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 no later than Thursday, October 15, 2020. 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’s Member Portal the week of October 19. In order to confirm your registration, please register through the Member Portal no later than Thursday, October 22, 2020.

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

Due dates:
Credential Attestation Form due October 15
Attendee Registration on OPSEU Portal by October 22

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 Child Care Policy

OPSEU will reimburse for child care expenses as per policy. OPSEU’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.

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’s Member Portal.

Attached you will find the following documentation:

  1. Credential Attestation Form
  2. OPSEU Human Rights Accommodation Form
  3. Member Portal Quick Intro
  4. Event Registration Tutorial
  5. Online Expense Claim Tutorial

We appreciate your cooperation and participation in these meetings.


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