Reminder: General Membership Meeting February 17th -Eastview SS

Here is the flyer and reminder for the General Membership Meeting on Wednesday February 17th 2016 at Eastivew Secondary School.

More info on the PDF Flyer.

See you there!

Important Reminder for Thursday!

Remember to wear pink on Thursdays to support your local bargaining team and remind the employer we stand together for a fair contract!

Local Bargaining Update

On January 22 your bargaining team met with the SCDSB for our 2nd day of conciliation.  While both parties committed to work towards obtaining a deal, progress was slow.   Late Friday the Employer asked to seek leave to obtain a legal opinion on a matter that arose during the negotiation process.  Your team has agreed to the extension, and we have set aside additional conciliation dates, starting February 16th.

In the meantime, your executive and stewards will continue to prepare for all possible outcomes.   Please ensure your contact information is available to your Local. There are forms that are required to be completed in the event talks break down.  These MUST be done now.  

Remember conciliation is very serious, and each and everyone of us should be prepared for every possible outcome.
,We are not working towards a Strike but in the event, we need everyone to be prepared.

Many members have asked for the results of the Central Ratification votes within OPSEU and for our local. I requested this information from the Negotiating team and was told that our Local voted 64% in favour and that all the other local, results were positive and ratified with high numbers.

Please be sure to check your emails, check out our Website, Facebook and Twitter pages for local updates and important information.

OPSEU Constitution states that locals must hold two General Membership meetings annually, please SAVE THE DATE! Our General Membership meeting will be February 17, 2016. Location is still being confirmed. Notice to follow, later this week.

 
In Solidarity,
Kelly Martin

Support your Local Bargaining team!

IMPORTANT UPDATE FOR OPSEU LOCAL330 MEMBERS

Your Negotiations Team is asking all members for their support as we continue bargaining with the employer.

We are in conciliation again tomorrow (January 22) and are asking that you please wear the colour PINK, or your PINK OPSEU bullying t-shirt if you have one, tomorrow, and every Thursday thereafter.

We are also asking that you make sure to enforce your rights under the collective agreement!

To be clear, we are not asking you to engage in any kind of work slowdown or “work to rule” campaign. You should continue to perform all your usual tasks but you are not required to volunteer for any extra-curricular activities you are not already involved in.

However, we are also asking you to be sure that you enforce all your rights under the collective agreement as you perform your duties.

In particular, we are asking that you claim payment for all work you are asked to or are required to perform.

You have regular hours of work. If you have more work than you can complete in your regular work day, inform your supervisor that you will need to work overtime to complete those tasks. If you are asked to attend meetings or perform other tasks outside your regular hours of work, claim overtime payment for that time.

If your supervisor refuses to grant overtime, do the work, but contact your union office to file a grievance.

Also, if you have to miss work, you are only required to report your absences through SCARRI. You do not have to also call or email your supervisor, or name your replacement.

In Solidarity
Kelly Martin
President

OCEW Approves Tentative Central Agreement

The Ontario Council of Education Workers has voted to accept the tentative agreement with The Crown and the Ontario Public School Board Association (OPBSA)

More details can be found on the following press release:

http://www.newswire.ca/news-releases/ocew-members-approve-tentative-cont...

 

Thank you to all members of OPSEU Local 330 who attended last night's Information session and vote!

Important Update Re: OLRB Charges

On Friday January 15, the Board filed charges at the Ontario Labour Relations Board respecting the job sanctions which the Local had asked all members to engage in.

We have now reached an agreement with the Board to resolve those charges and wish to be clear with all members that we are not asking you to engage in any kind of work slowdown or "work to rule" campaign. Please continue to perform all your usual tasks in the same manner as you have previously performed them.

Reminder - Central Ratification Vote Wednesday January 20th 5:30- 7:30

This is a reminder about the Central Ratification Vote being held at Bear Creek Secondary School from 5:30 until 7:30 on Wednesday January 20th.

Members have the opportunity to ask any questions of the Central Negotiating team they have before voting, or can simply walk in and vote (Bring your union card for even faster voting!).

Please note the location change from last week - This vote is now being held at Bear Creek Secondary School.

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OPSEU LOCAL 330 MEMBERS!

As a result of Ontario Labour Relation Board charges filed by the Employer on Friday, your local and
your local bargaining team are asking that ALL OPSEU Local 330 members, NOT take any job actions
in support of your bargaining team, at this time.

We will provide an update to you as soon as possible.

In the meantime please do support your bargaining team by wearing the colour PINK , or your PINK
OPSEU Bullying T-Shirt (if you have one) tomorrow - January 18, on January 22, and on every
Thursday following those two dates.

 

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OPSEU LOCAL 330 MEMBERS!

As a result of Ontario Labour Relation Board charges filed by the Employer on Friday, your local and
your local bargaining team are asking that ALL OPSEU Local 330 members, NOT take any job actions
in support of your bargaining team, at this time.

We will provide an update to you as soon as possible.

In the meantime please do support your bargaining team by wearing the colour PINK , or your PINK
OPSEU Bullying T-Shirt (if you have one) tomorrow - January 18, on January 22, and on every
Thursday following those two dates.

Central Ratification Vote - Rescheduled for January 20th

Voting on the Tentative Agreement for the Central Issues, will take place on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at Bear Creek Secondary School, in the Cafeteria. Registration will open at 5:30pm
The Central Team will be reviewing the “tentative agreement” and taking questions beginning at 6:00pm.
Members will be able to vote on the “tentative agreement” starting at 5:30pm and running until 7:30pm.   The polls will close at 7:30pm. 

Please bring your questions and concerns to the meeting.

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