Bargaining update – June 10, 2021

Clear and regular communications will be the hallmark of this round of negotiations, and this is only the first video in a series.   The team is also planning a series of ongoing virtual meetings with members on various bargaining-related issues, along with additional communications channels.

We will keep you, the bargaining advisory committee, the communications officers, and the Local Organizers posted on these as they become available.If you have any questions or feedback, please feel free to email us at

In solidarity,
JP Hornick
Jonathan Singer
Michelle Arbour
Kathleen Flynn
Shawn Pentecost
Ravi Ramkissoonsingh
Rebecca Ward

National Day of Mourning

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The National Day of Mourning, held annually on April 28, is a time to remember those who died, were injured or made ill from their work. It also marks a time where we can commit to protecting workers and preventing further workplace tragedies.

Pause. Reflect. Remember. Renew.

At 11 a.m., we will honour workers who have died, were injured, or became ill from their job, and will renew our commitment to health and safety in the workplace.

Rainbow Alliance arc en ciel (“RAA”) OutTV Giveaway

Do you identify with the Rainbow Community?

Stay Connected with OPSEU/SEFPO’s  Rainbow Alliance/Arc-En-Ciel for your chance to win a FREE one year OUTTV subscription.

Email your name, local number and union number to to be added to our email list!

Don’t know your union information? Be sure to reach out to a steward or call 1.800.268.7376.

Sign up before April 1st, 2021, to be added to the draw. There will be one lucky winner per Region!

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FREE Comedy Workshop presented by The Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel (“RAA”)

Please note that registration emails must be sent no later than 5pm on March 1, 2021, to 

For any inquiries regarding the information below,  please contact  

All of the information in post can also be found on the OPSEU website:

Attention members of the rainbow-identified community: OPSEU/SEFPO’s Rainbow Alliance arc-en-ciel (RAA) invites you to participate in an online workshop where you can create stand-up comedy material using the punching up method with our special guest, Alice Rose!

Over the course of two meetings, Intro to Ethical Comedy will explore the fundamentals of comedy writing and performance.  Using an improvisational approach, the workshop will merge the principles of stand-up and storytelling to create a fun and engaging course for participants.

When: March 6 and March 20, 2021
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Location: Virtually on Zoom (a link will be provided to all participants in advance of workshops)
Cost: Free

For any questions or to register, please contact with your name and union number (Local 352). The deadline to register is March 1, 2021.

Please note: this workshop is intended for queer OPSEU/SEFPO members only.