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Component Bargaining

May 24, 2018

“The fact our members overwhelmingly voted to join OPSEU/NUPGE in the largest organizing drive in Canadian history sends a strong message that times are changing. I hope this employer will work with us and make sure our members get a fair contract." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

May 16, 2018

Under the employer’s offer, a registered practical nurse (RPN) at the Family Health Organization would make much less than RPNs at other Owen Sound workplaces, and wouldn’t be eligible for any wage increases based on experience.

May 15, 2018

"I want to thank the members of the bargaining team for their hard work and dedication throughout the process." —Susie Proulx-Daigle, NBU President

May 14, 2018

Strike kicks off with rally at Hard Rock.

May 8, 2018

We hope it will also serve as a template for other collective agreements between OPSEU/NUPGE and Legal Aid Ontario across the province.” — Fred Diamond, Chairperson for OPSEU Local 525 bargaining committee

May 8, 2018

 "At this time, our members are facing significant threats to job security and the membership has just given us a strong mandate to address these in conciliation." — Jason MacLean, NSGEU President

May 7, 2018

“Once again, we see this government talking the talk, but failing to take action on addressing the crisis in corrections." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

May 1, 2018

“It’s shameful that while the centre’s CEO climbs higher and higher up the Sunshine List, these members are being asked to take home less and less.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

May 1, 2018

If ratified, the agreement provides a mediation-arbitration process that will conclude collective agreements for bargaining committees for health care, nursing, support services, and administrative professionals.

April 30, 2018

This decision is likely to set a precedent for other bargaining units affected by essential services legislation.