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OPSEU/SEFPO’s Anti-Racism web page: A space for accountability

2020 has been a year of reckoning in many areas of our society. One of the most important developments is the light that has been shone on systemic racism and the impact it has had on the lives of racialized and Indigenous people. Following many significant conversations focused on these issues during this past summer,……

The hangman’s noose: Toronto’s most recent anti-Black hate crime must not be overlooked

Reports of nooses swinging at high-profile construction sites in Toronto have escalated over the last few months. Most recently, two were found at a construction site at Michael Garron Hospital. There have now been four separate occasions of this display of anti-black racism, when even one is unacceptable.   The hangman’s noose has long been……

Fighting racism and discrimination is an everyday effort

Ontario’s third-party review of inclusive workplace policies and programs is a good move and welcome, even if it’s overdue, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.  “I give the Premier credit for providing the leadership to move forward with this review, it’s something that should have happened long before he took office,” said Thomas.  “OPSEU has……

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OPS - Unified Ministry Employee Relations Committees (MERC) Team Listing

MERC Information including MERC Committee Members, MERC Chairs Meeting Minutes, Action Form, Divisional Minutes, and MERC Team Disclosures.