Notice: PHO Virtual Town Hall Bargaining update and Q + A

PHOLine a newsletter for members of Public Health Ontario

Dear OPSEU/SEFPO members working at Public Health Ontario,

We would like to invite you to join us for an online virtual town hall to discuss the status of our bargaining efforts. This is an opportunity for you to get clarity on any questions or concerns you might have.

Virtual Townhall Zoom Information:

WHEN: Tuesday September 26th, 2023

TIME: 7:00pm – 8:00pm

LINK: (Please check your email for Virtual Townhall Zoom link.)

Questions may also be submitted in advance to and those questions will be answered at the Zoom Meeting.

As per our bulletin on August 25th we now have an arbitration date scheduled for early 2024.

We understand that this timeline might raise concerns for many of you, and we would like to take this opportunity to hear from you, address any questions or concerns, and discuss potential actions that can put pressure on our employer to reach a fair and decent agreement.

We encourage you to share this email with fellow members who would benefit from this discussion.

The more of us that come together — the stronger our collective voice will be. It’s through our united efforts and solidarity that we can best demand our employer recognize our dedication and hard work!

We look forward to seeing you on the 26th.

In solidarity,

PHO Bargaining Team:

Casey McGuire, Local 412 (Ottawa)

Bargaining Team Chair

Farzad Majdinasab, Local 545 (Toronto)

Shah Nawaz, Local 545 (Toronto)

Selfa Pyentam, Local 113 (London)

Cathy Masterson, Local 522 (Toronto)