Coldest Night of the Year 2015

coldest-night

OPSEU Local 608 has decided to put in a team for the coldest night of the year event.  It is a fundraiser for the “The Gathering Place” (North Bay’s soup kitchen), that takes place on Feb. 21, 2015. “OPSEU Local 608” is the name of our team.  Folks can register to walk and raise pledges or simply pledge money to someone on our team who has already signed up.

We would like to encourage our members to participate, by joining the team or sponsoring someone.

You can find our team OPSEU Local 608 here. A big “thank you!” goes out to Leah for setting up our team and getting the donations flowing!

For more information about the walk, please visit https://coldestnightoftheyear.org/location/northbay

GMM Agenda for January 15, 2015

The General Membership Meeting is scheduled to take place in room A252 at the main campus, Nipissing University on Thursday January 15 at 4:30PM.

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

Agenda for GMM January 15, 2015
4:30PM
A252, Main Campus, Nipissing University

Call to Order

  1. Statement of Respect
  2. Adoption of Agenda
  3. Minutes of Previous Meeting
  4. Business Arising
  5. Treasurer’s Report
  6. Correspondence
    1. OPSEU Convention
    2. OPSEU Regionals
    3. OPSEU BPS Convention
  7. Initiation of new members
  8. Reports of Officers
    1. Chief PT
    2. Chief FT
    3. President
  9. Reports of Committees
    1. Health and Safety
    2. Pension and Benefits
    3. ERC
    4. Job Evaluation
  10. Nominations and/or Elections
  11. Unfinished Business
  12. New Business
    1. University Budget / Restructuring
    2. Ontario Budget
    3. OPSEU Training Opportunities
  13. Other Business
  14. Adjournment

Rally in Toronto – Bus Trip Sunday January 11, 2015

Dear Brothers and Sisters;

OPSEU has a great opportunity to show Kathleen Wynne and the Liberal Government what we think of her offer for OPS employees. Ms Wynne is hosting a New Year’s Levee on Sunday, January 11 from 2 to 4 pm at the Noor Cultural Centre at 123 Wynford Drive in Toronto.

We are arranging for a bus to go from Sudbury, make a pick-up in North Bay and head down Hwy 11 to go rally outside the event. We will be leaving Sudbury at approximately 8:00 am and returning by the same route following the rally.

Yes, we know it will be a long day, and yes we know it’s a Sunday, however we recognize the importance of this event and using this opportunity to show Ms. Wynne that we are not backing down.

Join us, encourage other members to join us, wear your OPSEU blue, and come rally with us.

Exact departure time will be confirmed, but plan for approximately 8:00am. We will be leaving the Sudbury Regional Office, and a location will be determined for North Bay.

Lunch and Dinner costs will be covered through an expense claim. Meals will be purchased on take out to not prolong the of duration of the trip. Meals will be reimbursed up the approved limits of $17.00 for lunch and $27.00 for dinner.

PLEASE confirm attendance with Kerri Chevrier at 705-918-4238, 705-521-3216 or by email at kerrichevrier@hotmail.com.

PLEASE share this email with all members in your locals.

In Solidarity,

Kerri Chevrier

OPS Mobilizer- Sudbury

President, Local 615

North Bay Area Council is looking for volunteers

The North Bay Area Council is looking for interested OPSEU members to volunteer at the Gathering Place (North Bay’s Community Soup Kitchen) on December 18, 29, 30 and 31.

Six people are needed per shift:

9 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. for food prep and set-up

11:15 a.m. to 1:45 p.m. for serving and clean-up

If you are able to spare some time to help out, please contact Randy Brousseau at 705-477-5534 or randy.brousseau@ontario.ca

OPSEU Local 608 members, please note that this is different then our volunteer opportunity, in that you would need to take a vacation day if you are scheduled to work (i.e. on December 18, 2014).