Dear ERFP member,
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, OPSEU and ERFP have unanimously made the decision to postpone the merger vote scheduled for April 27-May 11, 2020 until the fall. Our first priority is to ensure that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
These are hard times for all Ontarians, including educational workers and students. Together we are working on implementing new ways to support our students through online learning, verifying that our students and staff have the technology they need, collaborating with our colleagues while isolated at home, and persevering through these unprecedented times.
We would like to remind you that if you or your family are experiencing difficulties you can contact the Employee and Family Assistance Program. They guarantee confidentiality. You can call 1-800-663-1142, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. www.homeweb.ca
OPSEU and ERFP hope that every bit of support and information we share helps you and your loved ones through this crisis. OPSEU will continue to work directly with members and the government to ensure the safety of all Ontarians, together we will overcome this.
ERFP will continue to share information directly to members’ personal email addresses and encourage members to also regularly check the board email and FAQs.
Please remember to follow social distancing guidelines, wash your hands regularly, and be safe.
In solidarity with all front-line workers,
Hilary Campbell, ERFP President
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) President