GMM Agenda for February 9, 2016

The General Membership Meeting is scheduled to take place at the main Nipissing University campus (North Bay) in room A257 at 5:00PM.

Please find the agenda below. A PDF version is also available. Printed copies will be available at the meeting.

Agenda for GMM February 9, 2016 – 5:00PM

Nipissing University campus (North Bay) in room A257

Call to Order

  1. Statement of Respect
  2. Adoption of Agenda
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  4. Business Arising
  5. Treasurer’s Report
    1. Local Budget
  6. Correspondence
    1. EBM Updates
    2. Member Correspondence
  7. Initiation of new members
  8. Reports of Officers
    1. Chief Stewards (PT/FT)
    2. Vice Presidents
    3. President
  9. Reports of Committees
    1. Health and Safety
    2. Pension and Benefits
    3. Other Committees
  10. Nominations and/or Elections
    1. Stewards
    2. Treasurer
    3. 2 Full-Time Members for the Full-Time Bargaining Team
    4. Convention Delegate
  11. Unfinished Business
  12. New Business
    1. University Budget / Restructuring
    2. OPSEU Campaigns
    3. OPSEU Training Opportunities
    4. Contract Update (NUFA)
  13. Other Business
  14. Adjournment

Coldest Night of the Year 2016

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It’s cold out there. And on February 20th, we’re going to do something about it. Together with thousands of Canadians across the country, our team will be walking in the Coldest Night of the Year, raising much-needed funds for local charities who support and serve the hungry, homeless, and hurting. Please give generously by clicking the “Donate Now” button. Thanks!

Event Date: Feb 20, 2016 5:00 PM
Location: North Bay

Please join our team, OPSEU Local 608, or make a donation!

https://secure.e2rm.com/registrant/TeamFundraisingPage.aspx?teamID=667965&langPref=en-CA

Adopt-A-Striker: Local 294 Thank You!

A big thank you to all of our members who contributed to the Adopt-A-Striker campaign that was held for Local 294. We were able to purchase numerous gift cards for the family. Thank you for your part in making this Christmas a special one for this striker and his family.

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Our gift was well received. The family we ‘adopted’ was so thankful and grateful.

The fundraisers were also able to give each person a filled stocking through the generous donations that they received.

Adopt-A-Striker: OPSEU Local 294

OPSEU Local 294 has been on strike since April 10, 2015 against an unjust employer CarePartners. Strikers provide Community Nursing Services in patients’ homes including oncology, dialysis, pediatric, wound & diabetic care. They are RN’s, RPN’s and Team Assistants.

They are fighting for sick days, an hourly wage (new nurses get paid $16 per visit and if a visit lasts 2 or more hours depending on the care the patient needs they are paid less than minimum wage), they receive no compensation for their administrative work.

As of Friday November 27, 2015 their strike is over! However their members won’t return to work until December 14, 2015 (at the earliest). They also still have to go through the process of mediation, and binding arbitration with their employer.

We want to make this Holiday Season a special one for these workers in light of the hardships they are currently experiencing from having been off work for almost 8 months.

Members of our local have decided to Adopt-A-Striker and their family. They are a family of five (Mother, Father, and three children). All three children are in post-secondary education. One had to drop out do to financial circumstances. We are collecting personal donations from anyone who would like to donate (cash or gift cards preferred). This would allow this family to purchase food and gifts for their family over the holiday season.

Please stop by the LIT Office (A131-C), near the UTS Help Desk.

 

Like OPSEU Local 294 on Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/OPSEU-Local-294-Community-Nursing-1605496409706897/?fref=ts

 

OPSEU Press Release: OPSEU Local 294 strike against CarePartners has ended

https://opseu.org/news/opseu-local-294-strike-against-carepartners-has-ended

 

GMM Agenda for October 6, 2015

The General Membership Meeting is scheduled to take place at the North Bay OPSEU Membership Centre (573 Fraser St.) on October 6, 2015 at 5:00PM.

Please find the agenda below. A PDF version is also available. Printed copies will be available at the meeting.

Agenda for GMM October 6, 2015 – 5:00PM

North Bay OPSEU Membership Centre (573 Fraser St.)

Call to Order

  1. Statement of Respect
  2. Adoption of Agenda
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  4. Business Arising
  5. Treasurer’s Report
    1. Local Budget
  6. Correspondence
    1. EBM Updates
  7. Initiation of new members
  8. Reports of Officers
    1. Chief Stewards (PT/FT)
    2. Vice Presidents
    3. President
  9. Reports of Committees
    1. Health and Safety
    2. Pension and Benefits
  10. Nominations and/or Elections
  11. Unfinished Business
  12. New Business
    1. University Budget / Restructuring
    2. OPSEU Campaigns
    3. OPSEU Training Opportunities
  13. Other Business
  14. Adjournment

 

Upcoming Local Fundraisers

Members of OPSEU Local 608 have started OPSEU teams for local fundraisers. Please join a team or make a donation if you can.

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Colours of Hope 5K North Bay
Fundraiser: Canadian Cancer Society
When: Saturday,September 12th 2015, registration starts at 7:30 a.m.
Race Location: Lee Park/Kate Pace Way, North Bay
Join Leah’s team “Me ‘n’ Hue” 

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Walk/Run for Kids’ Sake
Fundraiser: Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Bay and District
When: Sunday,September 13th 2015, registration starts at 8:30 a.m.
Race Location: Rotary Picnic Shelter North Bay Waterfront
Join Rob’s Team OPSEU

If you are an OPSEU member and are participating in a local fundraiser, please send the information to cat.csuzdi@opseu608.org to inquire about having it posted on our website.