OPSEU Local 550

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July 28, 2022

Queen’s Park Creative Action & Press Conference – August 8, 2022 @ 12:00 PM

OPSEU / SEFPO and the Ontario Federation of Labour are organizing a Queens Park Creative Action & Press Conference to take place on MONDAY, AUGUST @ 12 NOON!

We want to have a strong OPSEU / SEFPO presence at the demo, and are asking you as a local leader to help spread the word of this action and if possible, organize a local contingent to attend the lunch time event on August 8th. Some of our members are also working from home, and if they live in the vicinity of Queens Park or can use public transit to attend during lunch hour, that would be great!

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June 20, 2022

Mark the Date!: Join OPSEU/SEFPO Region 5 at the 2022 Toronto Labour Day Parade on Monday, Sept. 5th, 2022.

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May 30, 2022

The election is only one week away. The following important information sessions have been organized to answer any questions you might have.

The dates and links are set out below:

May 30th: 7-8:00- Zoom link: https://opseu-org.zoom.us/j/89732943005

May 31st: -12-1:00 - Zoom link: https://opseu-org.zoom.us/j/89447924592

In Solidarity Region 5 RVP

May 7, 2022

Region 5 Virtual Weekend Educational, June 4-5, 2022

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May 3, 2022

Region 5 – Dismantling Anti-Black Racism course – Virtual, via Zoom

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April 8, 2022

OPSEU/SEFPO welcomes new leadership: JP Hornick and Laurie Nancekivell

JP Hornick has been elected as the new President of OPSEU/SEFPO marking the first change in the union's presidency in 15 years.

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March 23, 2022

Elections for OPSEU/SEFPO's 21 Executive Board Members for the 2022-2024 term and regional committee members were held across Ontario on Saturday March 19, 2022. Our Local 550 Delegates, Elizabeth Macdonald and Kawashi Tharmaseelan attended and voted! All new EBM's will be sworn in on Saturday April 9, 2022 and begin their term upon the adjournment of Convention 2022.

See results at: https://opseu.org/news/opseu-sefpo-regional-elections-2022-results/149563/

January 3, 2022

Hold The Date for GMM (General Membership Meeting): Sunday January 23, 2022, at 3pm, Meeting will be held virtually, and link will be sent out and posted closer to date. All Local 550 Members are encouraged to join.

Local 550 have distributed all gift cards to sites for members, please speak to your Location Steward for more information.

2022 New Year Message from your Local President: I wish you all the best for the coming year and thank you in advance for all that you do as union members. Be safe and stay blessed.

December 6, 2021

2021 $50 Appreciation Gift Card will be distributed no later than Christmas, please speak to your shop steward at your location.

October 30, 2021

Region 5 NEW MEMBER / STEWARD ORIENTATION.

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October 16, 2021

Region 5 NEW MEMBER / STEWARD ORIENTATION.

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October 3, 2021

Region 5 NEW MEMBER / STEWARD ORIENTATION.

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September 27, 2021

OPSEU/SEFPO's Indigenous Circle is inviting you to Orange Shirt Day & National Day for Truth and Reconciliation Virtual Forum.

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September 16, 2021

OPSEU/SEFPO’s Virtual Pride Event this Sunday, September 19 on Facebook live!

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August 23, 2021

Final reminder: Deadline for Region 5 new member / steward orientation registration is fast approaching (August 27, 2021).

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July 11, 2021

Registration is open for Region 5 new member / steward orientation. Application package deadline is August 27, 2021.

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May 13, 2021

In keeping with the theme of “May you be WELL” we are giving away a Fitbit to one lucky participant!

All you have to do is move. That's it. Get out and move. Physical activity is a great way to relieve stress, boost our moods, and stay healthy.

Snap a pic of you getting out and active. It doesn't have to be fancy but it does have to be fun. Walk the dog, chase the kids, ride a bike, just move.

Send your picture all month and we will post on May 31st. We will draw one name from the entries and that person will win a brand new Fitbit! Deadline for submission is Sunday May 30th.

It's just that easy! Send your pics to opseu.sector2@gmail.com. We will post on May 30th and draw live June 1st via Opseu Developmental Services Facebook page.

April 2, 2021

Registration is open for New Activist & New Steward Orientation. Application package deadline is April 16, 2021.

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March 5, 2021

Registration is open for Workers Health & Safety Centre Labour Level 1 Program / OFL Prevention on ‘Rights & Obligations’ / ‘Benefits & Services. Application package deadline is March 19, 2021.

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January 22, 2021

On February 7, 2021 from 10am-6pm, Local 550 is sponsoring a webinar that has been designed just for our members. It is enlightening, timely and a provocative, thoughtful discussion.

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December 16, 2020

- All Local 550 Members that have not received their 2020 Appreciation Gift Card ($25); Deadline is January 15th, 2021. Please contact Kawashi.

- Congrats to our newly appointed LEC Members for Local 550! We appreciate all your hard work and dedication.

- OPSEU Developmental Services (Sector 2)

- Happy Holidays from everyone at OPSEU Local 550. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.

November 10, 2020

Welcome to the official website of OPSEU Local 550. We are excited to announce the launch of our brand-new website! Please take a moment to subscribe to the newsletter below to stay informed with the latest news and events from your Local 550.

In addition, we are also looking to add a Photos section to the website. If you have any photos, please email them to mail@opseulocal550.ca.