OPSEU welcomes new university sector members

“The mere mention of OPSEU/NUPGE has moved the dynamics of our workplace in a positive direction,” said Doug Rook, Association President.

logo for the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE)Toronto (24 Sept. 2012) - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) has become the official bargaining representative for the Campus Police at the University of Western Ontario. These special constables provide enforcement and security for the university’s community members and guests.

This is the result of a merger of the University of Western Ontario Police Association (UWOPA) with the union. Members voted over 90 per cent to choose OPSEU/NUPGE as their new union.

Doug Rook, President of the Association, said that his members are very happy to now be a part of OPSEU/NUPGE. “The mere mention of OPSEU/NUPGE has moved the dynamics of our workplace in a positive direction,” Rook said. “There are still a lot of issues to be addressed and we're still striving for a safe and respectful workplace but we're confident these issues will be addressed and we look forward to even more improvements in the near future.”

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas welcomes our newest members of the union's university sector. “We are proud to represent this group and will work with them to achieve a better working environment.”

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