Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day is being held nationally on Wednesday February 26, 2014. It all started with two boys at a Nova Scotia high school who, with their friends, decided to protest by wearing pink shirts in sympathy of another boy who was being bullied for wearing a pink shirt.

A pink shirt that says "Bullying Stops Here"

OPSEU’s Anti-Bullying Pink Shirt

OPSEU is joining in the campaign, and is selling Anti-Bullying Pink Shirts for $13.50 each. For anyone who is interested, our local will be taking orders on behalf of our members. If you are interested in purchasing a shirt, please contact Catherine Csuzdi ( or you may order your own directly from the OPSEU shop.

All orders must be received before February 6, 2013.

For more information about the history of this cause please visit:

Please join us by wearing a pink shirt on February 26!

Coldest Night of the Year

The Nipissing Area Council has decided to put in a team for the coldest night of the year event.  It is a fundraiser for the “The Gathering Place”, that takes place on Feb. 22, 2014. “Team OPSEU – North Bay” 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.

Please visit and search for “Team OPSEU – North Bay”.

Reminder: GMM – Thursday January 30 2014

This is a reminder about the upcoming General Membership Meeting. It is scheduled to take place at the main Nipissing University campus (A117) on Thursday January 30 2014 at 5:00pm.

Please RSVP to so we can get an idea of how many people will be in attendance. Food will be served. Please notify us if you have any food allergies or diet concerns when you RSVP.

Anyone wishing to participate remotely, please contact to make arrangements.

Important items on the agenda include: a vote for bargaining and elections (OPSEU convention in May 7-10).

Please make arrangements to participate if you can.

January Office Hours

Happy New Year everyone!

Local 608 will be continuing to offer drop-in hours in our office (A145A). A member of our executive team will be available if you have any questions, comments, or concerns, or if you just want to stop by and say ‘hi’.

Monday January 13, 2014 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday January 20, 2014 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Monday January 27, 2014 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Please know that if these times don’t work for you, our executive team is always available by appointment.