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PHOLine: Meet your 2021 Bargaining Team

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“Bargaining this year might look different than it normally does, doing virtual meetings instead of in-person. But I’m confident that we will bargain as strong as ever despite the obstacles we face. And you have the full support of OPSEU/SEFPO every step of the way. Your bargaining team will have every resource available to you at OPSEU/SEFPO – communications, campaigns, research, and much more. Let’s get a fair, strong agreement for all Public Health Ontario members!”
– Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU/SEFPO President.

Meet your 2021 Bargaining Team

In preparation for bargaining of your new Collective Agreement, the Public Health Ontario (PHO) final demand-set meeting was held virtually over Zoom on Saturday, October 17, 2020. 

Screenshot of Zoom Meeting

The meeting was a success and your bargaining team was elected! 

Omid Nouri, Local 545 – Central Technologist: Bargaining Team Chair

Casey McGuire, Local 412 – Regional Lab: Bargaining Team Vice-Chair

Shah Nawaz, Local 545 – Central Lab Attendant

Selfa Pyentam, Local 113 – Regional Lab

Raul Chicas, Local 545 – Non-technical

“Thank you for all your support. I will ensure that your voices are heard in every sphere and your concerns are addressed. With your vote, you have shown unity in your desire for workplace fairness, a positive working environment, and sustainable life-work balance. During the pandemic, you have devoted your lives to Ontarians, providing critical lab results 24/7 for our communities and families. Your bargaining team will ensure that your hard work around the clock will not go unrecognized.” – Omid Nouri, Bargaining Team Chair.

Next Steps

Your bargaining team has been provided with a clear mandate and will be preparing over the next few months for bargaining with the Employer.

Keep an eye on your email for PHOLine newsletter updates as bargaining begins.

We look forward to hearing from you, working with you, and fighting for you!

In Solidarity, 

Your Public Health Ontario Bargaining Team: 

Omid Nouri

Local 545 (Toronto)
Bargaining Team Chair

Casey McGuire

Bargaining Team Vice-Chair
Local 412 (Ottawa)

Shah Nawaz

Local 545 (Toronto) 

Selfa Pyentam

Local 113 (London)

Raul Chicas

Local 545 (Toronto)

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