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We the North

Situation:     Case count as of 8:00 a.m. June 6, 2020 Area Case count Change from yesterday Deaths Change from yesterday Worldwide total 6,875,182 +147,876 398,687 +5,042 Europe 2,072,374 +16,367 178,200 +897 China 83,030 +03 4,634 0 Middle East 651,418 +12,820 15,209 +180 Asia & Oceania 585,970 +21,345 14,251 +472 Africa 179,997 +6,877 4,954 +166……

Health care members rally for pandemic pay

OPSEU members in Windsor and Kitchener rallied on June 5 to demand that pandemic pay be extended to all front-line health care workers. “Understand, this is the front-line crew and we’re coming here everyday and these are the people that need the recognition,” OPSEU Local 101 President Susan Bohnert Hamelin told Windsor’s AM800. “We’re missing……

We the North

Situation:     Case count as of 8:00 a.m. June 5, 2020 Area Case count Change from yesterday Deaths Change from yesterday Worldwide total 6,727,306 +129,785 393,645 +5,209 Europe 2,056,007 +17,620 177,303 +632 China 83,027 +05 4,634 0 Middle East 638,598 +13,298 15,029 +163 Asia & Oceania 564,625 +19,145 13,779 +446 Africa 173,120 +7,726 4,788 +155……

D-Day and COVID-19: Answering the call, yesterday and today

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces landed on five Normandy beaches in the biggest invasion in history. Every June 6, we remember the courage of those who took part, including the more than 14,000 Canadians who landed on Juno Beach. Thousands of Allied soldiers were killed that day, including 359 Canadians. It was the beginning……

We the North

Situation:     Case count as of 8:00 a.m. June 4, 2020 Area Case count Change from yesterday Deaths Change from yesterday Worldwide total 6,597,521 +122,746 388,436 +5,515 Europe 2,038,387 +17,583 176,671 +890 China 83,022 +01 4,634 0 Middle East 625,300 +12,874 14,866 +163 Asia & Oceania 545,480 +20,512 13,333 +426 Africa 165,394 +5,061 4,633 +107……

Funeral service for Sister Megan Whitfield, Friday, June 5, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. EST

Please see below information for the funeral service of Sister Megan Whitfield. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the funeral service will be limited to family, however, the live stream of the service can be viewed with the following link: https://youtu.be/ZINNCmSZ07M . Here is the link to Sister Whitfield’s obituary, with includes additional information for the funeral.……

Ontario Federation of Labour Job Posting: Prevention Link Regional Coordinator

Prevention Link – Regional Coordinator, Training & Development (limited term contract until March 31, 2021) with contract extensions pending funding approval. Prevention Link and the Ontario Federation of Labour is an equal opportunity employer. As such, it encourages groups who have been historically disadvantaged with respect to employment to apply for positions within the Federation.……

OCEW benefits update

The Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW) would like to provide an update to members regarding a couple of improvements to the OCEW Benefit Trust: Open enrollment The open enrollment window will be from August 31 to September 30 2020. Members will have 31 days to enroll. Members should be aware that this will be……

Letter to Premier Ford: Expand pandemic pay

Dear Premier Ford, Since first announcing pandemic pay for frontline healthcare professionals in late April, you have more than once stated your willingness to look into increasing the professions that will receive this compensation. While we appreciate the moves you have made since April to include more of our public sector heroes, there are still……

We the North

Situation:     Case count as of 8:00 a.m. June 3, 2020 Area Case count Change from yesterday Deaths Change from yesterday Worldwide total 6,474,775 +78,506 382,921 +4,949 Europe 2,020,804 -23122 175,781 +891 China 83,021 -1 4,634 0 Middle East 612,426 +9,168 14,703 +172 Asia & Oceania 524,968 +19,141 12,907 +403 Africa 160,333 +5,051 4,526 +154……

OPSEU calls on federal government to extend pandemic pay to all front-line health workers

TORONTO – Many front-line health workers risking their lives — and the lives of their families — are not getting pandemic pay, and OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is calling on the federal government to step up.  “Pandemic pay is vital recognition of the sacrifices these workers are making to get us through this pandemic,……

We the North

Situation:     Case count as of 8:00 a.m. June 2, 2020 Area Case count Change from yesterday Deaths Change from yesterday Worldwide total 6,396,269 +105,520 377,972 +3,638 Europe 2,043,926 +13,341 174,890 +960 China 83,022 +05 4,634 0 Middle East 603,258 +12,115 14,531 +172 Asia & Oceania 505,827 +18,477 12,504 +352 Africa 155,282 +5,864 4,372 +126……

Apply now for Global Solidarity and Larry Cripps scholarships

OPSEU offers ten scholarships annually of $1,000 each to support our goals of social justice and global solidarity. Member dependents must submit an application by July 15, 2020 for an opportunity to win one of the Global Solidarity Scholarships. Are you an OPSEU member with a dependent enrolled in a Police Foundations course? Do you……

DeafBlind Awareness Month: a time to think about greater accessibility

June is National Deafblind Awareness Month, established by Parliament in 2015 to promote public awareness and recognize the contribution of Canadians who are deafblind. Deafblindness is the loss of sight and hearing to the point where your communication, mobility and ability to access information are affected. June is also the birth month of Helen Keller,……

We the North

Situation:     Case count as of 8:00 a.m. June 1, 2020 Area Case count Change from yesterday Deaths Change from yesterday Worldwide total 6,290,749 +104,823 374,334 +2,923 Europe 2,030,585 +15,003 173,930 +444 China 83,017 +16 4,634 0 Middle East 591,143 +9,693 14,359 +172 Asia & Oceania 487,350 +17,748 12,152 +363 Africa 149,418 +5,178 4,246 +147……

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