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Situation: Case count as of 10:30 a.m. July 4, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 10h30 le 4 juillet 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

Anti-Black Racism On-line Teletown Hall: July 7

For OPSEU Staff And Members Anti-Black racism is not new.   The brutality of current events, heightened by social media’s incredible power to share and motivate, has shifted the world into action. Systemic racism is deadly real. It is deeply rooted in a painful history that has disproportionately affected Black communities for generations.   OPSEU……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 8:00 a.m. July 3, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 8h le 3 juillet 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

Thomas demands NDP delete private LCBO post

In a July 3 letter to Official Opposition leader Andrea Horwath, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas demands that NDP MPP France Gélinas remove a Facebook post urging businesses to apply to become privatized LCBO “convenience outlets.” “I was incredibly disappointed to see one of the members of your party – the Health critic and Vice-Chair……

OPSEU, environmentalists cheer as Nestle sells water business

News that the multinational Nestle is selling its Canadian bottled-water business is being greeted with cheers from environmentalists across the province, including OPSEU and the OPSEU Indigenous Circle. “Water isn’t for profit. As the members of the OPSEU Indigenous Circle say, ‘Water is life,'” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “I’m glad to hear we’ve……

Corrections Insider, Issue 2: Staying the course

President’s message: Staying the course on a successful 52-year partnership Click here to download the pdf of Corrections Insider, Issue 2. It’s always nice to be able to start with good news, and plans to hire 500 new full-time correctional staff is the best news we’ve heard in a long time. This month’s announcement from……

Apply now for the new Amy Stiles Scholarship

Are you an OPSEU member and a contract faculty member at an Ontario College? Your dependents are eligible to apply for the new OPSEU scholarship honouring Amy Stiles. The application deadline for this $1000 scholarship is July 30, 2020. Amy Stiles was an OPSEU activist, whose legacy included her work on behalf of her local,……

Municipally Speaking newsletter – Summer 2020

Message from the President Dear friends, It has now been almost four months since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a pandemic. I want to express my gratitude and thanks to all of you because regardless of the job you do, it’s been all of our responsibility to ensure ourselves, our families, and our communities……

Light Up Canada for injury prevention

Preventable injury is the number one cause of death of Canadians under the age of 35, a sobering thought to bear in mind on July 5, National Injury Prevention Day. One of OPSEU’s most important duties is to ensure the health and safety of our members and the members of the public we serve. Not……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 2:00 p.m. July 2, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 14h le 2 juillet 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

President Thomas’s letter to the CEO of OMERS

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU, has sent the following letter to Michael Rolland, CEO of OMERS, about the OMERS board’s adoption of shared risk indexing. July 2, 2020 Mr. Michael RollandChief Executive OfficerOMERS Sponsors Corporation900-100 Adelaide Street WestToronto, Ontario  M5H 0E2 Dear Mr. Rolland, We are greatly disappointed by your announcement that details of……

OPSEU – inSol wants to hear from you!

The OPSEU inSolidarity Committee would love to showcase your work.   We are currently accepting any written work from OPSEU members!  You can submit an article with or without a photo on any topic you feel is relevant to you, your workplace or the labour movement.  All articles will be considered, edited, and published online on……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 2:00 p.m. July 1st, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 14h le 1er juillet 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

Educational support workers in Peel say Yes to OPSEU

Toronto – In an historic vote, more than 3,700 school workers in Mississauga and Brampton have said a resounding “Yes” to OPSEU, with 86 per cent in support of joining the most powerful public sector union in the province. The turnout for the vote was phenomenal, with 84 per cent of ERFP members participating in the vote. “This is……

We the North

Situation: Case count as of 4:00 p.m. June 30, 2020 / Nombre de cas à 16h le 30 juin 2020 Area / Région Case count / Nombre de cas Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Deaths / Décès Change from yesterday / Changement par rapport à hier Worldwide total / Total mondial……

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