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 @

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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.

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

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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: