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If you’re scared of losing your job, join OPSEU/SEFPO — we’ve stopped thousands of COVID-related layoffs at many of our workplaces.

  • When you’re an OPSEU/SEFPO member, your boss can’t easily or arbitrarily fire, demote, or lay you off. And if they try, you’ll have our large, professional staff of workplace and legal experts fighting for you.

Join OPSEU/SEFPO to dramatically increase your chances of getting the wages you deserve.

  • OPSEU/SEFPO PSWs make xx% more than the industry standard
  • OPSEU/SEFPO DS workers make xx% more than the industry standard
  • OPSEU/SEFPO community agency workers make xx% more than the industry standard

If you want a pension, health coverage, paid vacation, paid sick leave, overtime pay and other benefits, join OPSEU/SEFPO.

  • Xx% of OPSEU/SEFPO members have paid sick leave, compared to just xx% of non-union workers
    • Xx% of OPSEU/SEFPO members earn a pension, compared to just xx% of non-union workers
    • Xx% of OPSEU/SEFPO members agency workers make xx% more than the industry standard

When you join a strong union like OPSEU/SEFPO, you’re joining 180,000 other front-line workers always pushing to make things better for the people we support and care for.

In the community, in the media, and at Queen’s Park, OPSEU/SEFPO is one of the strongest voices pushing for increased investment in health care, mental health, education, and social services:

  • We pushed for and won $1 billion extra for Development Services to cut waitlists
  • We pushed for and won potential pension coverage for millions of non-profit workers
  • We pushed for and won new jails and more Correctional jobs
  • We pushed back and won against layoffs in dozens of different workplaces during the pandemic
  • We pushed for and won millions and millions in pay equity payouts to workers just like you

Meet some of the newest members in our 180,000-strong union

OPSEU/SEFPO President Warren (Smokey) Thomas

“I started getting involved in OPSEU/SEFPO when I was working as a mental health nurse. It was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made – I hope you’ll make the same good decision, too.”'

OPSEU/SEFPO First Vice-President/Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida

“I was working a Correctional Officer when I became a member. You won’t find a union that’s got a bigger voice – and a bigger heart – than OPSEU/SEFPO.”

Join OPSEU/SEFPO and get:

Very low dues

At just 1.375, OPSEU/SEFPO has some of the lowest union dues in the country.

A real say

OPSEU/SEFPO is democratic to the core. We’re member-driven, which means members like you decide on everything from bargaining priorities to dues rates.

Workplace and legal experts by your side

OPSEU/SEFPO’s 300+ staff includes experts in bargaining, grievance handling, pensions, benefits, health and safety, pay equity, human rights, communications, campaigns, education, research and organizing.

Training opportunities

At no cost to you, we offer extensive courses on everything from bargaining strategies to public campaigning. Plus: we provide annual scholarships to members and/or their dependants.

OPSEU/SEFPO members receive a range of discounts on things like insurance, wireless service, travel, and tickets to the Royal Ontario Museum and the Ontario Science Centre.

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To find out more about joining OPSEU/SEFPO, call us at 1-844-677-3834 or organizing@opseu.org