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Merger update: For OPSEU members in Locals 443 and 465

Merger update: For OPSEU members in Locals 443 and 465


A message from Patti Markland, OPSEU organizing representative:

Hi everyone,

We have told all of you that we would keep you informed as developments take place in the amalgamation of Hotel Dieu and Kingston General hospitals.

CUPE filed a PSLRTA application to the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) on Monday, May 1. The responding parties have 10 days to file a response to the application. Then the OLRB will give dates to all parties to attend a hearing at the board to discuss the application and process going forward. When we go to the OLRB we will be going with your local elected leadership, staff representative, our legal counsel, David Wright, and myself.

We organized two ambassador training sessions this past February and have another one planned for May 17. Ambassador training was designed by OPSEU to educate members on the PSLRTA process and also to provide more information about OPSEU and why OPSEU is the union for you.

The most important thing to remember going forward through this process is that you are not voting on a collective agreement; you are voting on which union you want to represent you. Regardless of which union is successful, you will continue to fall under your current collective agreement until such time that together you negotiate a new first collective agreement.

We are also working with your social committee to plan events leading into the summer. If you have any suggestions for get-togethers, please let us know.

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact any of us listed below, or your stewards.

Keep up to date and in touch with our online and social media accounts:



Patti Markland Organizing Representative,, 416-802-8121
Mary Lou McCartney Staff Representative,, 1-800-268-7376 x5428
Spencer McGonegal, President, Local 465,, 613-770-7401
Tammy Drew, Acting President, Local 443,, 613-329-7694
Barb DeRoche,, 613-876-1738

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