IMPORTANT Reminders for March

Hello, OPSEU 330 Members,

For those that were off for March break, and those that may have had a quieter week while working over March Break, I you had a chance to relax and recharge!

This is reminder of a few IMPORTANT things going on in our Local.

General Membership Meeting (for all permanent and supply OPSEU Members) is this Tuesday, March 19th, at Ferndale Banquet Hall, Barrie. Registration opens at 4:45 and meeting will be called to order at 6:00pm. Hot and cold appetizers and refreshments will be served, as well as a cash bar. Information and agenda for the meeting can be found on the linked Flyer.

TOMORROW WEAR BLACK - Monday, March 18th, Education Worker’s in Ontario are encouraged to WEAR BLACK to show our united Protest to Ford’s devastating cuts to our schools and education! Please wear black to show our solidarity within SCDSB! If groups pictures are taken please send to so we can share on our Local and Sector Facebook Page.

“Come From Away” Road Trip

There are only a few spots left to be reserved for our trip to “Come From Away!”

Please see the flyer for information and to reserve your spot!

Preparation for Upcoming Negotiations Year

To begin preparing for the upcoming round of negotiations, as our Central and Local Agreements end August 31st of 2019, the Executive of Sector 3 - Boards of Education and Cultural Institutions have created a demand set survey. This will provide us with an understanding of issues from most to least importance so we can assure we are bargaining for you! We need you to complete the Demand Set Survey by Wednesday March 20th, 2019. A time and opportunity for you to have input! To access the Survey Click Here.

The Local and the Provincial Sector Executive are following and will continue follow the recent developments from the announcements by the Minister of Education regarding the Ontario Autism Program and the changes, cuts and impacts to the Education Sector in Ontario! Some of the recent attacks from the Ford Government have been, the Curriculum, Class Sizes and Funding Sources to name a few. How this will affect the Board’s budget remains to be seen. Rest assured that we will be engaged and actively participating in fighting for our fair treatment and a fair contract.

Hope to see you Tuesday!

Kind regards,

Kelly Martin

President and Sector 3 Chair