OPSEU Local 166 Members at Queens Park

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Members from all over the province gathered to lobby our politicians for Developmental Services Day. Some of our local 166 members were able to make it to Queens Park to “Stand Up For Developmental Services” as part of a province wide lobbying effort!!!!

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Local 166 Unit Stewards In Attendance at the 2013 BPS CONFERENCE

Community Living London, Anago, Middlesex Community Living and Craigwood Youth Services sent members to this years Broader Public Services Conference. Continue reading “Local 166 Unit Stewards In Attendance at the 2013 BPS CONFERENCE”

Notice To All Members: Local Executive Elections is scheduled for January 29, 2013

There will be a General Membership Meeting Scheduled for 6pm on January 29th, 2012.

Local 166

General Membership Meeting  

Elections for:

President, 1st. Vice President, 2nd Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, trustees, Area council, labour council

Review of:

Bylaws and Hardship

For Information or questions, please contact your stewards or

Debbie Morphew, President Local 166 @ debbiem144@sympatico.ca

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Attention Craigwood Members – Please complete the Stress Survey for the Community Services Divisional Council

Dear member of OPSEU local 166 at Craigwood Youth Services:

Please find below the link to the online stress survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Sector7BPSCorrections

The survey is being conducted with the help of the OPSEU’s Health and Safety Unit who will be collecting the survey results and analyzing them.  Your answers will be kept in confidence by the union and only the group results will be reported to our local.

The survey will identify which specific workplace stress factors negatively affect workers’ health outcomes. The goal is to identify the top three issues and prepare a plan to approach the employer with the goal of addressing the causes of those stressors.  Participation is completely voluntary, but the more who participate the stronger the validity of the results will be. I will be sending a set of three reminders to ensure everyone has a chance to participate.

The survey is for your use only – so please do not circulate the link. If you know of anyone who did not get their link please have them contact me directly.

If you have any concerns or questions about the survey please contact me.  If accessing the survey electronically is an issue, please let me know.

Thank you for your support,

Mick Chalmers

mick_ab@xcelco.on.ca

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Craigwood Youth Services Bargaining Unit Holds Unit Elections

The ballots for Craigwood’s Union Representative elections have been counted and here are the results:

Unit Stewards
Mick Chalmers and Jonathan Guider are the newly elected Unit Stewards
Joint Health and Safety Committee
Joe Davies and Brennan Goman are the newest elected members
John Stamos (1st alternate), Mike Serwatuk (2nd alternate) and Mel Studholme (3rd alternate)
Pay Equity Committee
Jonathan Guider, France D’Oria and Mike Serwatuk are the newly elected members of our a resurrected Pay Equity Committee with Kim Yeats as the 1st Alternate.
Employee Relations Committee
Mick Chalmers and Franca D’Oria are the newly elected members of our Employee Relations Committee
We will need to schedule another day of elections for the 3rd Unit Steward position as the 3rd place nominee did not have a clear majority.
Elections will be held on Monday January 7th, 2013.  To ensure that we have successfully completed our unit elections which MUST be completed by our Local Officer Election date of January 29th.  The Craigwood Stewards will be meeting that day at 4:30pm.

Middlesex Community Living Union Completes Their Union Representative Elections

The members at Middlesex Community Living have successfully completed their unit elections and congratulations to the newly elected representatives.  The results were as follows:

Unit Stewards:   Amada Picott and Sohail Asif

Shop Stewards:   Mary Bron, Julie Picott,  Teresa Gallerno and Debbie Everett

Employer / Employee Relations Committee:   Julie Picott, Paul Agius, Kathryn Gordy and Sohail Asif with Teresa VanMeurs elected as the Alternate

Joint Health and Safety Committee:  Sohail Asif, Jenn Jewitt and Anthony Dolcetti

 If you have any question the Email address for the unit is:  mclunit@outlook.com

Craigwood and OPSEU Golf Tournament, another successful year

John Newland won a Gift Card for "closest drive to the pin"
John Newland posing by his marker that won him the Gift Card for “closest drive to the pin”. Amazing drive John!
Jolene Heffernan won a Gift Card for the women's "Longest Drive"
Jolene Heffernan decisively won the Gift Card for the women’s “Longest Drive”

Craigwood and OPSEU hosted their 2nd annual golf tournament.  Management and members came out together for a fun day of golf and dinner.  The weather was a bit chilly and they avoided the rain. The tournament ended in a tie between two teams after 18 holes.  It was decided to have a “putt off” on the 18th green so that everyone was able to spectate from the comforts of the balcony of the clubhouse.  Joe “out-putted” Braden that afternoon to secure the win for his team!

Everyone had a great time and it was another great opportunity for management and employees to get out for some good clean fun.  Looking forward to next years tournament!