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OPSEU Local 276 on Strike

Owen Sound Family Health Organization Strike

Help end the FHO Strike

The nurses, clerical and custodial staff at the Family Health Organization (FHO) in Owen Sound have been on strike since May 22 because of low wages and unfair working conditions.

They are not asking for the moon – they just want wage increases to cover the increased cost of living. (In fact, the Local 276 members are asking for much less than what the doctors who own FHO are demanding in their own negotiations with the province!)

You can help end the strike.

Click here to send an email to the doctors who own the Family Health Organization demanding that they make a fair offer to their workers.

Note: the link above will open up the e-mail program associated with your browser. If you are using a web-based email program or if you don't have an email program linked to your browser,  click here for  text-only version of the letter. 


You can also contact doctors individually. The three doctors bargaining on behalf of all the doctors are:

They can also be reached by phone at (519) 470-3030.

To support the striking workers, you can also:

  • Join the picket line at: 1415 1st Ave West, Owen Sound
  • Make a donation: cheques should be made out to OPSEU Local 276, with a note: "donation for striking workers." (Please mail cheques to: OPSEU Owen Sound Regional Office, 1717 2nd Ave E #100, Owen Sound, ON N4K 6V4)

News & Events

July 13, 2018
Owen Sound – After an embarrassing flop in court today, OPSEU is calling on a group of local doctors to stop playing games with legal stunts, and focus on preparing a fair wage offer.
July 13, 2018
The OPSEU RPN Occupational Division sent the following letter of support to the members of Local 276, currently on strike in Owen Sound.   July 13, 2018
July 13, 2018
The members of OPSEU Local 276 are still on strike from the Owen Sound Family Health organization, but the pressure is building on the employer.
July 13, 2018
Toronto – During a news conference on Monday, July 16, at 9:30 a.m., the Presidents of OPSEU and Unifor will jointly call on Premier Ford to ensure that fee increases he negotiates with Ontario doc