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TORONTO – OPSEU/SEFPO is questioning how the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) can state that it’s keeping up with inspection demands at the CNE with its frontline inspectors on strike. OPSEU/SEFPO President JP Hornick points out that normally in the week before the Exhibition opens there are up to a dozen inspectors scrutinizing the...

The strike by safety inspectors at the Technical Standards and Safety Authority is in the headlines this week.   Members of OPSEU/SEFPO Local 546 have been picketing Sunday and Monday to try to get a first contract. Fuel safety inspector and Local 546 bargaining member Cory Knipe told CBC Toronto and the Toronto Star that the TSSA has had multiple chances to...

Update: The date has been changed to August 16th. The Ontario Health Coalition (OHC) is inviting media to a news conference sounding the alarm on the Ford government’s plans to privatize health care in Ontario. All OHC members and supporters are invited to join the Facebook livestream at 10:30 a.m. on the OHC Facebook page....

OPSEU/SEFPO is in the headlines this week as a staffing crisis continues to destabilize hospitals across the province. OPSEU/SEFPO President JP Hornick says the government is not supporting health care. “Our members want to provide the best care possible to Ontarians, but the government is not providing them with the supports and resources they need...

OPSEU/SEFPO Local 546 TSSA safety inspectors need your support! They have been on #strikeforsafety for over 3 weeks with an employer who shows no sign of coming back to the bargaining table after walking away on July 20. Instead of working with safety inspectors to negotiate a first contract and respecting the bargaining process, the...

As the College Support Full-Time bargaining team met with the college employer this week at the table, OPSEU/SEFPO members cheered them on by wearing Blue for Bargaining on August 10. It was a strong message that the college employer couldn’t ignore: College Support members stand behind their demands, and fully support their bargaining team! The...

As we celebrate International Youth Day this August the 12th, we are thinking about the way young people are rising up and organizing in response to the challenges they face every day. The UN’s 2022 theme is “Intergenerational Solidarity: Creating a World for All Ages.” Young workers have been critical in the resurgence of the...

TORONTO— OPSEU/SEFPO is deeply concerned by reports that Canadian Blood Services (CBS) is positioning to privatize blood plasma collection in Canada. News outlet The Breach is reporting that Canadian Blood Services plans to sign a contract with a Spanish multinational that would collect plasma and sell it back to CBS for a profit. OPSEU/SEFPO President...

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