Category Archives: OPSEU Regional Events

Weekend Educationals for 2014








2014 Courses for Region 3 Educationals
Feb 1-2 – H&S 1, Basic Grievance, Labour History, ESA
April 4-5 – Pay Equity, Duty to Accommodate 2, Mental Health
Sept 13-14 – Collective Agreements, WSIB 1, BPS Benefits, Investigations
Nov 22-23 – Advanced Grievance, WSIB 2, Pensions, LEC leadership
For Course descriptions visit the OPSEU website:

Region 3 Political Action Conference 22-23 November 2013

Dear Leadership,

Are you an OPSEU activist who believes we must organize and train now to be prepared for a potential 2014 provincial election? Do you want to ensure the right people are elected so that good jobs and our economy are protected?

OPSEU members’ participation in provincial politics will be more important than ever in the year ahead. Regional Political Action Conferences are being held in each of OPSEU’s seven regions. This is your chance to develop key skills that could lead to important campaign positions leading up to the 2014 elections.

WHAT:      The Region 3 Political Action Conference

WHERE:    Ballroom – Delta Markham, 50 East Valhalla Drive, Markham (1-800-268-1133 or 905-477-2010)

WHEN:       Friday November 22, 2013 – 7:00pm – Information Session
WHEN:        Saturday November 23, 2013 Meeting – 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

The Economic and Political Context for OPSEU members in 2014
What’s Involved in Election Campaigning?
Building Networks for Local Action
Social Media in the Electoral Battleground

This special conference is designed to lay the foundation for participation in upcoming political campaigns by building skills, removing barriers, and developing plans for effective grassroots action in 2014.

For members needing accommodation and/or daycare, please book and submit forms before November 15, 2013 to ensure the OPSEU rate is applied. Rooms will be released after the 15th. The OPSEU Policy regarding the 60 kl rule has been waived since there is a Friday evening session.

Please complete the attached application form to be considered for this important training event and forward it to the Oshawa Regional Office c/o Cindy Forsyth @905-720-2974
or to confirm your attendance

Thank you,

Sara Labelle, Gord Longhi & Sean Platt
Your Region 3 Board Members:

.Political Action Attendance Form              Child Care Registration Form

Election Results 2013/2015

Sara Labelle, L. 348 Regional Vice-President
Gord Longhi, L. 314 EBM, Alternate RVP
Sean Platt, L. 368 EBM
Judith Richardson, L. 345 Alternate EBM

Provincial Women’s Committee

Angela Rossley, L. 303 Delegate
Tammy Carson, L. 369 Alternate

Provincial Francophone Committee

Glenna Caldwell, L. 302 Delegate
Paulette Chaisson, L. 377 Alternate

Provincial Young Workers

Jeff Weston, L. 369 Delegate
Amanda Montague, L. 345 Alternate

Provincial Human Rights

Dave McCarl, L. 330 Delegate
Vince Gobind, L. 311

Regional Hardship Committee

Vince Gobind, Andrea Gordon, Karen McKinnon & Julie Miller

Credentials Committee

Tom Young

Constitution Committee

Tim Hannah


Workers Day of Mourning 2013


Durham Region Labour Council

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 11:00 a.m.

Day of Mourning Parkette, Oshawa City Hall (corner of King St. and Centre St.)

Luncheon to follow at USW Hall, 125 Albert Street, Oshawa Speakers: TBA Contact: DRLC Office (905) 579-5188 or

Lindsay & District Labour Council

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 12:30 p.m.

Workers Memorial, Victoria Park, Victoria Avenue, Lindsay

Followed by a short march after the ceremony.

North Simcoe, Muskoka & District Labour Council

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 11:00 a.m.

At the Workers Monument, Trans Canada Trail, 550 Bay Shore Drive, Midland

Peterborough & District Labour Council

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 11:00 a.m.

Peterborough City Hall, 500 George Street North, Peterborough Singer/Songwriter George Hewison Followed by lunch at the Black Horse Pub, 452 George Street North, Peterborough

Guest Speaker: Loretta Michaud, Director of Information Services Workers Health & Safety Centre

Northumberland Labour Council

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 4:15 p.m.

Lucas Point Park (near the memorial rock), Cobourg Guest Speaker: Chris Leavitt, President, United Steelworkers Union

Local 13173

Regional Elections Saturday 6 April 2013


The Invitations are in the mail and Locals should begin electing delegates for the Region 3 Elections .  The meeting with be on Saturday 6 April 2013 at the Delta Markham Hotel  with hospitality suites and a Candidate’s Q& A session  running on the Friday evening.

Delta Markham Hotel

50 East Valhalla Drive 
Markham, Ontario L3R 0A3 

Phone: 905-477-2010  Toll Free Phone: 888-890-3222
Fax: 905-477-2026

Check-in: 3:00 PM  Check-out: 12:00 PM

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