inSolidarity is a newsletter produced by OPSEU/SEFPO members for members. The content of this newsletter comes from our base of activists, staff, and other labour sources. inSolidarity is edited and produced by the elected members of the inSolidarity Committee. We welcome constructive submissions to the newsletter from all OPSEU/SEFPO members.
Convention Day 3: inSolidarity update
Convention 2023 picketed by children Day 3 of Convention was “disrupted” by possibly the most adorable picket line ever. The children of Convention attendees paraded
Activists honoured at Convention 2023
inSolidarity Report Convention 2023 saw an exciting end to its first day. In a departure from years past, an evening recognizing member successes, emceed by
Convention 2023 Day 2: inSolidarity Update
Organizing and Fighting to Win! Inspiration at the Annual PWC Breakfast Lorinda Seward The annual Provincial Women’s Committee (PWC) breakfast took place on Friday morning.
Convention 2023 Day 1: inSolidarity Update
Indigenous welcome offers inspiring start to Convention 2023 Christina Chrysler OPSEU/SEFPO Convention 2023 opened with a procession led by the Indigenous Circle and guests. President
inSol Daily Update: Welcome to Convention!
The inSolidarity Committee welcomes all members and guests to our union’s highest ranking authority, Convention, where delegates debate and vote on policy and constitutions motions.
Get your Convention 2023 updates from inSolidarity!
Want to get all the updates from OPSEU/SEFPO Convention 2023? The inSolidarity Committee will be on the ground at Convention reporting every day, and they
Racialized workers need a bigger seat at the OPSEU/SEFPO table. Here’s how.
By the OPSEU/SEFPO Coalition of Racialized Workers, for inSolidarity Newsletter From local presidents to the Executive Board, OPSEU/SEFPO leadership is mostly white. There are clear
Submit your best union communications to CALM Awards by April 3
Has your local, sector or committee created award-winning original communications or campaigns during 2022? Find out by submitting them to the 2023 Canadian Association of
Region 1 Leadership Meeting that focused on mental health a cerebral success
By Craig Hadley, inSolidarity Committee OPSEU/SEFPO members from Region 1 held an activist-focused leadership meeting in Windsor, emphasizing mental health, wellness, equity initiatives and building
Enter now for the Editor’s Weekend Awards of Excellence
They’re back! The Editor’s Weekend Awards of Excellence in Newsletter and Web Communications will be presented at the 2022 Editor’s Weekend. To enter, your local
Editor’s Weekend – Nov. 18-20
OPSEU/SEFPO’s InSolidarity Committee will be holding their biennial Editor’s Weekend Conference on Friday November 18 – Sunday November 20, 2022 at the Sheraton Toronto Airport
Labour Reads: ‘Institutional Ethnography: A Sociology for People’ by Dorothy Smith
Howard A. Doughty, Steward, Local 560 It’s time to dig deeper into the archives. Long ago, I got my first formal schooling in women’s studies
Labour Reads: ‘Inflamed: Deep Medicine and the Anatomy of Injustice’ by Rupa Marya & Raj Patel
Howard A. Doughty, Steward, Local 560 As an OPSEU/SEFPO activist for more than 50 years and a local union office-holder for more than 40, I’ve
inSolidarity, Spring 2022: The latest news and insights from your inSol team
Editor’s Message: Thank you Thank you to all the workers who have kept Ontario running by continuing to provide public services throughout the entire COVID-19
Convention at a Glance, Day 3: OPSEU/SEFPO puts on fresh face as two brand-new leaders elected
OPSEU/SEFPO puts on fresh face as two brand-new leaders elected Printable pdf By Christina Chrysler After a season of campaigning at the regional and provincial
Convention at a Glance 2: Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel achieves constitutional status
Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel achieves constitutional status By Michael Hamilton and Dan McKnight OPSEU/SEFPO members have a great reason to feel Pride. An amendment to OPSEU/SEFPO’s
The editorial committee of inSolidarity is elected every other year at the biennial Editors’ Weekend event, which is open to all OPSEU/SEFPO members in good standing to attend.
2022-2024 inSolidarity Committee members:
- Craig Hadley, L5109 – Editor
- Christina Chrysler, L417
- Michael Hamilton, L376
- Lorinda Seward, L351
- Marilyn Ott, L110
- Tara Maszczakiewicz – Executive Board Liaison
- Michelle Langlois – OPSEU/SEFPO Communications Staff Liaison
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