Houselink and Mainstay Community Housing
On October 13–14, 2021, you and your coworkers will be making one of the most important decisions in your working life – choosing the union that you trust the most to represent you at Houselink and
Mainstay Community Housing.
Remember: you’re not voting on one collective agreement or another. You’re voting on the union to best represent you.
You can trust OPSEU/SEFPO to fight for you, protect you, and put you first. OPSEU/SEFPO has the experience, strength, and member–focused drive to protect your rights the best.
Here’s why OPSEU/SEFPO is the best union to represent you and your coworkers at Houselink and Mainstay Community Housing:
- Lowest and most stable dues in the country
OPSEU/SEFPO’s dues are set at 1.375% of gross earnings – the lowest for a large union in North America.
- Experienced & democratic
OPSEU/SEFPO is 180,000 strong and has been protecting the rights of workers in Ontario since 1911. We’ve achieved significant progress for workers’ rights, all the while staying true to our mandate of being member-driven. In our union you are the decision-makers for how our union is run and what we fight for.
OPSEU/SEFPO members elect their own stewards and local executive, and elect their own delegates to our annual Convention where all of the union’s governing decisions are made. At OPSEU/SEFPO, you have a stronger voice within your union.
- You control your grievances, with our full support
OPSEU/SEFPO is the only union in the province where each member has carriage rights of their individual grievance, meaning that you have full control and you decide how far your grievance will go. SEIU puts a committee in charge of deciding which grievances to pursue or not.
- Dedicated, focused local support
Our local structure provides more support and resources directly to you and your fellow members. Your local is focused on 800 members employed at five agencies across Toronto who work in the same type of workplace as you do; who understand your day-to-day working experiences. Each OPSEU/SEFPO local has its own executive, elected by you and your local’s members. Whenever you need help or support, it’s within close reach.