OPSEU/SEFPO inSolidarity


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

Butterfly Gopaul, Local 5118 individual Human Right Award

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 members standing with "Real Wage Increases" signs

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.

Three Indigenous drummers, including one-time OPSEU/SEFPO member Crystal Sinclair (r) take centrestage to open Convention 2023.

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

Two members embrace in crowded meeting hall

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.

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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

inSolidarity Committee

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

Ex-officio members:

  • Tara Maszczakiewicz – Executive Board Liaison
  • Michelle Langlois – OPSEU/SEFPO Communications Staff Liaison

How to submit an article to inSolidarity

The editorial committee of inSolidarity welcomes contributions from OPSEU/SEFPO members and retirees in good standing. Please read the Editorial Policy below for content guidelines.

To contribute an article to an upcoming issue of inSolidarity, please send it by email to insolidarity@opseu.org. Your submission should include your full name and local number.

Editorial Policy

The content and editing of this newsletter are determined by the committee. We want members to feel ownership of inSolidarity and view it as independent of any particular segment of the union. Content comes from our base of activists, staff and other labour sources.

Where an article has a byline, the views are those of the author and not necessarily the views of OPSEU/SEFPO. While we welcome your contributions, we ask that they be constructive. All articles should be signed and include your local number, and should contribute positively to OPSEU/SEFPO’s mission.

We encourage thoughtful discussion of all related issues and reserve the right to edit for libel, length and clarity, and to reply to those that seem to reflect a misunderstanding of the union and its policies.