OPSEU News http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/48113/ Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:53:00 EST Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:52:00 EST http://backend.userland.com/rss RapidFeeds v2.0 -- http://www.rapidfeeds.com http://www.opseu.org/Organizing/styleguide/OPSEUlogo_col_2inches.gif OPSEU News http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/48113/ 630 270 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/ No Wear red on Equal Pay Day – April 16 <strong>April 9, 2014 </strong>&nbsp;Equal Pay Day marks how far into the next year a woman has to work to match what a man has made in the previous year. In Ontario this year Equal Pay Day will take place on Wednesday, April 16. http://www.opseu.org/committees/pwc/equal-pay-day-april-16-2014.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7299731 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:34:00 EST A spring safety message from OPSEU Paramedics <strong>April 9, 2014 </strong>&nbsp;Winter is gone&hellip; Properly prepare for increased outdoor activity. http://www.opseu.org/bps/health/ambulance/2014-spring-safety-message.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7299732 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:34:00 EST AGO Massive Party info picket marks beginning of countdown to strike <strong>April 9, 2014 </strong>&nbsp;Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) workers will hold an information picket from 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014. The union has filed a No Board, and workers will be in a legal strike position on Friday, May 2, 2014. http://www.opseu.org/bps/educationboards/ago.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7299730 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:33:00 EST International Day of Pink 2014 <strong>April 9, 2014 </strong>&nbsp;Join the Rainbow Alliance in celebrating the International Day of Pink. http://www.opseu.org/committees/rainbow/day-of-pink-2014.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7299729 Fri, 11 Apr 2014 13:32:00 EST Stumped - Kingston's Providence Care erases memorial to former staff <strong>April 8, 2014 </strong> KINGSTON - "It felt like digging up his grave," said Terry Haffner. A housekeeper at Kingston’s Providence Care, Haffner was disturbed to find a memorial garden to long-serving staff had been cut down and the plaques removed by the hospital. http://diablogue.org/2014/04/08/stumped-kingstons-providence-care-erases-memorial-to-former-staff/ http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7297476 Tue, 08 Apr 2014 11:53:00 EST Inspectors cite lack of required training to properly protect mine workers <strong>April 7, 2014 </strong>&nbsp;The province&rsquo;s labour inspectors are calling on the Ministry of Labour to begin taking action on a five-year-old report that would see inspectors given proper updated training in order to keep Ontario workers safe on the job.&nbsp; http://www.opseu.org/news/press2014/april-7-2014.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296859 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:25:00 EST Corrections Ministry preparing for a strike months before negotiations begin, OPSEU says <strong>April 4, 2014 </strong>&nbsp;OPSEU says that it appears the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) is gearing up for a strike in &quot;significant fashion&quot; despite the fact they are months away from contract negotiations. http://www.opseu.org/news/press2014/april-4-2014.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296846 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:19:00 EST Apply now to attend International Youth Day 2014! <strong>April 4, 2014 </strong>&nbsp;The Call for applications to attend International Youth Day 2014 is now available. http://www.opseu.org/committees/youth/international-youth-day-2014.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296845 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:18:00 EST President Thomas: Brampton courthouse shooting must lead to security improvements <p class="text"><strong>April 3, 2014 </strong>President Thomas follows up his April 1 meeting with Brampton courthouse members, outlining the union&rsquo;s commitment to ensure the employer makes all necessary security improvements following last Friday&rsquo;s shooting.&nbsp; <a href="ops/ministry/pdf/Local-228-Letter-from-President-Thomas-April-2-2014-Rosenberger.pdf">more...</a> </p><p class="text"><strong>April 3, 2014 </strong>President Thomas writes to Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur to request an immediate site tour of the Brampton courthouse and a meeting to discuss health and safety at Brampton and all of the province&rsquo;s 167 courthouses.</p> http://www.opseu.org/ops/ministry/attorney-general.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296843 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:17:00 EST Next step: Your Local Demand Set Meeting <strong>April 3, 2014 </strong>&nbsp;Message to OPS Members: thousands of members took the opportunity to have their say about their next collective agreement. The next step in this process happens at your local&rsquo;s demand-setting meeting.&nbsp; http://www.opseu.org/ops/bargaining2014/index.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296844 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:17:00 EST New Local Presidents explore leadership strategies <strong>April 3, 2014 </strong>Two committed groups of new local presidents recently gathered at OPSEU&rsquo;s head office to explore new leadership strategies and discover resources to support them in their new duties.&nbsp; http://www.opseu.org/membereducation/local-presidents-2014-mar.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296842 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:16:00 EST OPSEU welcomes newest members at the Dryden Regional Health Centre <strong>April 2, 2014 </strong>In a vote held on April 1, 2014 in the City of Dryden the hospital employees who work for Crisis Response Services, Kenora Rainy River District voted 80 per cent in favour of OPSEU. http://www.opseu.org/Organizing/news.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296840 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:15:00 EST Talking about negotiations Part 3: academic freedom and quality education <strong>April 2, 2014 </strong>Part three of a four part talk on the issues facing college professors as they enter contract negotiations in June of 2014. Professor Kevin MacKay discusses the importance of faculty academic freedom in maintaining quality education. http://quality-education-campaign.blogspot.ca/ http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296841 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:15:00 EST OPSEU supports LCBO retail expansion; what about agency stores? <strong>April 1, 2014 </strong>OPSEU has endorsed the LCBO&rsquo;s expansion plan but adds it&rsquo;s time to repatriate many agency stores. http://www.opseu.org/news/press2014/april-1-2014.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296837 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:14:00 EST Alexandra hospital to close access to medical laboratory for outpatients <strong>April 1, 2014 </strong>INGERSOLL - The Alexandra Hospital in Ingersoll will soon be turning away outpatients wishing to use its medical laboratory.&nbsp; http://www.opseu.org/bps/health/hospital/alexandra-hospital-to-close-med-lab-2014-04.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296839 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:14:00 EST OPSEU stands in solidarity with AMAPCEO <strong>April 1, 2014 </strong>AMAPCEO members have strongly rejected concession demands being pressed on them by the Employer.&nbsp; http://www.opseu.org/notices/2014-04-01-AMAPCEO-notice.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296836 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:13:00 EST Are they private? <strong>March 31, 2014 </strong><em>In Solidarity - The newsletter for OPSEU Stewards and Activists</em> Volume 21, Number 1, Winter 2014. http://www.opseu.org/insolidarity/insolindex.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296834 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:12:00 EST Building Solidarity with Honduras Tour: Peoples' Rights over Corporate Rights <strong>April 1, 2014 </strong>Prominent Honduran human rights activist Bertha Oliva, general coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared and Detained in Honduras (COFADEH), will be speaking in Toronto, Six Nations, Ottawa and Montreal the week of April 7 to 11, 2014. http://www.opseu.org/solidarityfunds/peoples-rights-over-corporate-rights-apr-1-2014.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296835 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:12:00 EST Carleton University Campus Safety workers return to work <strong>March 31, 2014 </strong>Campus Safety workers at Ottawa&rsquo;s Carleton University have voted 66% in favour of a new contract. Workers will be back on the job on Tuesday, April 1 after a strike that lasted more than three weeks.&nbsp; http://www.opseu.org/bps/university/carleton-strike.htm#return-to-work http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296833 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:11:00 EST Echo newsletter for LBED members <strong>March 28, 2014&nbsp; </strong><em>Echo Newsletter #49 for OPSEU members working at the LCBO</em> &ndash; Read the latest on changes to the pension plan, our challenge before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and a Message from the Chair. http://www.opseu.org/lbed/newsletter/echoindex.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296831 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:10:00 EST Sunshine List overlooks thousands of private contractors: OPSEU <strong>March 28, 2014&nbsp; </strong>Ontarians aren&rsquo;t getting a clear picture of government pay practices from the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union says.&nbsp; http://www.opseu.org/news/press2014/march-28-2014.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296832 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:10:00 EST New video from Wisconsin: Act 10 = Plan B <strong>March 28, 2014&nbsp; </strong>Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker didn&rsquo;t need to enact a &quot;Right to Work&quot; law to destroy the state&rsquo;s public service unions. He devised a long list of union-busting legislation known as Act 10. http://www.opseu.org/campaign/wisconsin/index.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296830 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:09:00 EST High-profile line-up featured in Holler 4 Health Care March 31 <strong>March 27, 2014 </strong>TORONTO - You don&rsquo;t want to miss this. More than 30 performers &ndash;including some of the most prominent actors in Canadian television and theatre &ndash; will be participating in Holler 4 Health Care March 31st in Toronto.&nbsp; http://diablogue.org/2014/03/27/high-profile-line-up-featured-in-holler-4-health-care-march-31/ http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296828 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:08:00 EST Special Toronto FC Discount offer! <strong>March 28, 2014 </strong>Buy your discount tickets today for games in April and May 2014. http://www.opseu.org/benefits/index.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296829 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:08:00 EST New video: "Act 10" she is on food stamps <strong>March 27, 2014 </strong>Tim Hudak claims he&rsquo;s changed his mind about bringing American style &quot;Right to Work&quot; laws to Ontario. It wouldn&rsquo;t be the first politician to renege on a promise.&nbsp; http://www.opseu.org/campaign/wisconsin/index.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296827 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:07:00 EST We are coordinating bargaining and pressure for more funding in DS <strong>March 27, 2014 </strong>Read the joint message from President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and DS Chair Patti Markland. http://www.opseu.org/bps/development/pdf/ds-letter.pdf http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296825 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:06:00 EST CAAT S members meet March 29-30 to adopt final contract demands <strong>March 27, 2014 </strong><em>Support Report March 2014 newsletter for OPSEU members working in college support.</em> CAAT Support delegates meet this weekend to elect a new divisional executive and adopt final demands for this year&rsquo;s round of bargaining. http://www.opseu.org/caat/caat_sup/newsletter/support-report-issue-7.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296826 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:06:00 EST CASeNotes newsletter <strong>March 26, 2014 </strong><em>CASeNotes March 2014 newsletter for OPSEU members working in Children&rsquo;s Aid societies</em> Stand up! Stand proud! Stand together! CAS workers share more in the workplace than what might divide us like unacceptable workload volumes. http://www.opseu.org/bps/cas/case-notes-mar-26-2014.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296824 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:05:00 EST Take Action: Swift passage of Act needed to stop paid plasma donation in Ontario <strong>March 24, 2014 </strong>TORONTO - It&rsquo;s been almost two years since we stumbled upon a plan by a private for-profit company to open a series of clinics that would pay Canadian donors for plasma. http://diablogue.org/2014/03/21/take-action-swift-passage-of-act-needed-to-stop-paid-plasma-donation-in-ontario/ http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296822 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:04:00 EST New video: Solidarity Singers <strong>March 26, 2014 </strong>The OPSEU film crew is in Wisconsin! Watch the new video from the road: &quot;Solidarity Singers&quot;.&nbsp; http://www.opseu.org/campaign/wisconsin/index.htm http://feeds.rapidfeeds.com/?iid4ct=7296823 Mon, 07 Apr 2014 13:04:00 EST