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August 15, 2013

With the clock ticking down to 12:01 strike deadline today, workers at Nipissing Mental Health Housing and Support Services reached a tentative agreement with their employer. The deal was ratified later this morning at a meeting of the membership, represented by OPSEU Local 662.

August 14, 2013

Workers at Nipissing Mental Health Housing and Support Services in North Bay staged a successful information picket yesterday less than 48 hours before possible strike action.

October 31, 2012

The Durham Labour Council has honoured OPSEU’s campaign for workplace safety at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences with two awards.

Local 331 President Yvonne Lewis has won the Council’s health and safety award for her tireless advocacy on behalf of staff at the Centre.

October 19, 2012

WHITBY -- Norma Gunn has been the victim of 16 assaults at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences. An award-winning nurse, she is now struggling to recover from the last, which has left her with both physical injuries and post-traumatic stress disorder.

May 2, 2012

Members of OPSEU Local 439, Brockville Mental Health Centre of the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group, have received a significant award from Arbitrator Brian Keller. Local 439 is made up of two bargaining units, hospital professionals and hospital support.

Waypoint: Stay Safe, Be Safe

Health Care Divisional Council

Support Mental Health Week May 2-8

OPSEU is encouraging all of its members to mark Mental Health Week on their calendars. This is an important week for all Canadians, not just those suffering mental health issues.  It is also an opportunity to educate ourselves about how our mental health impacts our overall health.  more...