Monthly Archives: January 2015

North Bay: Public services in public hands

North Bay (28 Jan. 2015) — For 20 years Ontario has allowed more and more public services to be absorbed by the private sector.

New OPSEU/NUPGE video makes the case for keeping public services public

The loss of public services and public service jobs has a big impact on the local economy. The city of North Bay is no exception. 

The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) wants to put public services back in public hands.

Visit NUPGE's website for more information Original Post can be found at: http://nupge.ca/content/12073/north-bay-public-services-public-hands

The employer has proposed new overtime language that significantly impact Regula…

The employer has proposed new overtime language that significantly impact Regular Part Time (RPT) and Fixed Term (FXT) employees. They want to amend the articles relating to overtime for both RPT and FXT employees, which would circumvent OPSEU’s recent success at the Grievance Settlement Board.

Specifically, the employer wants to delete all references to earning overtime unless the employee exceeds their normal weekly hours of work, either 36 1/4 or 40 hours, as applicable.
http://bit.ly/15P8RLx


OPS Issue Sheet #9 – RPTs and FXTs under attack: No time for overtime | Ontario Public Service…
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Download this Issue Sheet In a typical move by an employer who also happens to be the Ontario Government, if you don’t like the rules…change them.

Visit OPSEU's Facebook page for more information. Original post found at:  http://www.facebook.com/OPSEU/posts/969958056366425

Register today for the free Canadian Labour Congress Election Preparation Confer…

Register today for the free Canadian Labour Congress Election Preparation Conference

The Canadian Labour Congress, working in partnership with the Ontario Federation of Labour and Labour Councils across the province, will be hosting a number of Election Preparation Conferences over the following weeks. At these conferences, participants will gain the tools needed to build political support and capacity in their communities and learn face-to-face skills so they can talk to their co-workers about the issues that matter to working people during this upcoming election.

We are calling on all labour activists, local union executive members, stewards, committee members, and any members who are active with their union, to attend one of these Election Preparation Conferences. These conferences are a crucial step in our work to defeat Harper and elect a government that will represent the interests of working people.

Please find below, the details for the Election Preparation Conference in Toronto:
Election Preparation Conference Toronto
Friday, February 6, 2015 – 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, February 7, 2015 – 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
University of Toronto Conference Centre, 89 Chestnut Street, Toronto

REGISTRATION IS FREE OF CHARGE.

If you have not yet registered, please click here to register today.

http://bit.ly/1DgI7iw


CLC-Event List
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Please select the event you would like to attend. You can register yourself, or others within your local or organization. You can also add a co-worker. Schools require payment by cheque or credit card. Please specify the names of the attendees and their local or organization when mailing the cheque.…

Visit OPSEU's Facebook page for more information. Original post found at:  http://www.facebook.com/OPSEU/posts/969929903035907

OPSEU rally in Ottawa on Wednesday, January 28, at 12:00 p.m. at the Ontario Mi…

OPSEU rally in Ottawa on Wednesday, January 28, at 12:00 p.m. at the Ontario Ministry of Community and Social Services, 347 Preston Street. Support OPS bargaining.

Visit OPSEU's Facebook page for more information. Original post found at:  http://www.facebook.com/OPSEU/posts/969697509725813

OPSEU rally in Windsor, Wednesday, January 28, at 12pm at the Ministry of the E…

OPSEU rally in Windsor, Wednesday, January 28, at 12pm at the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, 4510 Rhodes Drive. Support OPS bargaining.

Visit OPSEU's Facebook page for more information. Original post found at:  http://www.facebook.com/OPSEU/posts/969694196392811

Support OPS bargaining: rallies in Toronto tomorrow, Wednesday January 28.

Support OPS bargaining: rallies in Toronto tomorrow, Wednesday January 28.


Photos from Myles Magner’s post in Region 5 on Facebook
Join OPSEU’s Downtown OPS Locals for a major “Roving Picket Line” as we march up Bay Street from Queen to Bay & Wellesley and back — with mini pickets at OPS worksites along the way.

Here are the locations where we will stop and rally on the march north — then again on the way back south — and the locals that will be moblizing as many members as possible to join the rally each stop along the way.

Northbound
Queen and Bay – 12 noon – Locals 526 & 527 kick it all off
Dundas and Bay – 12:15 pm – Locals 528 & 586 join
Gerrard and Bay – 12:30 – Local 524 joins
College and Bay – 12:45 – Locals 520, 579 & more from Local 526 join
Wellesley and Bay – 1:00 – Locals 502, 503 and 551 join for the rally at 1 p.m.

Southbound
College and Bay – 1:15 – Locals 520, 579 & 526 join
Gerrard and Bay – 1:30 – Local 524 joins
College and Bay – 1:45 – Locals 528 & 586 join
Queen and Bay – 2:00 – Locals 526 & 527

OPSEU members throughout the downtown core are urged to come out and support our bargaining teams — and show management that we are sticking to our demand for a fair contract NOW!

Don’t forget it’s also Blue Wednesday!

Visit OPSEU's Facebook page for more information. Original post found at:  http://www.facebook.com/OPSEU/posts/969689679726596

"Our premier, the so-called social justice premier, wants to jump on the corpora…

“Our premier, the so-called social justice premier, wants to jump on the corporate bandwagon by creating low wage, part time precarious work. That’s not fair. That’s not a recipe for success. That’s a net zero for all of Ontario.”
http://bit.ly/1ztUaLV


Government workers protest as OPSEU returns to the bargaining table
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Unionized protesters, who work for the provincial government, greeted Premier Kathleen Wynne on Tuesday as she arrived at the MaRS Centre for a community event.

Visit OPSEU's Facebook page for more information. Original post found at:  http://www.facebook.com/OPSEU/posts/969640009731563

OPSEU rally in Toronto on Wednesday, January 28, at 1pm at 900 Bay Street. Suppo…

OPSEU rally in Toronto on Wednesday, January 28, at 1pm at 900 Bay Street. Support OPS bargaining.

Visit OPSEU's Facebook page for more information. Original post found at:  http://www.facebook.com/OPSEU/posts/969582069737357

@lenelliott: OPSEU- Great day sending message to @kathleen_wynne about @opsbarga…

@lenelliott: OPSEU- Great day sending message to @kathleen_wynne about @opsbargaining!!! At the MaRS centre!! No Concessions!! http://t.co/B0KcS23X8O


Len Elliott on Twitter
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“OPSEU- Great day sending message to @kathleen_wynne about @opsbargaining!!! At the MaRS centre!! No Concessions!!”

Visit OPSEU's Facebook page for more information. Original post found at:  http://www.facebook.com/OPSEU/posts/969537549741809

CBC: Can Ontario sidestep a public service work stoppage? http://bit.ly/1ENFPse

CBC: Can Ontario sidestep a public service work stoppage?
http://bit.ly/1ENFPse


CBC My Region – Can Ontario sidestep a public service work stoppage?
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There appears to be a looming battle between Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government and the province’s largest union. Canadian Press

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