Interim Trustee Report is In!

(Posted March 8, 2021)
The trustee of the local 596, Edie Strachan has released an interim report regarding the state of the local. It looks like the local will remain in trusteeship for at least another 90 days. (read more)..

Becoming A Signed Member Just Got Easier!

(Posted March 2, 2021)

OPSEU has recently migrated to using Electronic signup! Becoming a signed member of our local just got easier.

Become a Signed Member!

You can also update the information that OPSEU has on file about you via the membership portal.

Former President - Cease and Desist

(Posted March 2, 2021)

OPSEU has formally requested the former president Aman Rajwani to cease and desist. Members should be aware OPSEU has declared that Aman Rajwani is "not authorized by OPSEU or the Local to represent any OPSEU member, or to hold yourself out as a Union representative. You are directed to cease and desist from doing so. OPSEU will not be responsible for any consequences, legal or otherwise, which may follow from your actions since the trusteeship on February 4, 2021, or since the termination of your employment on February 15, 2021. " -- Warren (Smokey) Thomas (read more)

Attention Members! - OPSEU Educational

(Posted Feb 9, 2021)

Upcoming Zoom Classes on: OFL Prevention Link ‘Rights and Obligations’ and ‘Benefits and Services’


  • Class #1: April 10, 17, 24 and May 1 2021, 9am - 4pm (EST)

  • Class #2: April 11, 18, 25 and May 2 2021, 9am - 4pm (EST)

Registration Deadline: Friday March 19, 2021 4:00pm, Email Please complete and attach the Application and the Human Rights Accommodations forms.

OPSEU Local 596 In Trusteeship!

(Posted Feb 9, 2021)
On February 3, 2021 the Executive Committee met to review concerns brought to the Union by members of Local 596. As per:
  • Article 16.9.1 and
  • Article 16.9.3

of the Constitution, and following a review of evidence presented and debated, the Executive Committee voted unanimously to place Local 596 under trusteeship. Effective immediately, Edie Strachan, Region 5 Vice-President, is appointed as trustee. The trustee has full authority over the business of the local. Trusteeship will be reviewed after 30 days.
Any meetings, including general membership meetings that were scheduled by the former president and/or LEC are cancelled until further notice and instruction from the Trustee.
(Read More memo from OPSEU HQ)

Latest Treasurer Report Out

(Posted Jan 14, 2021)

The Treasurer has released the latest financial report regarding the local's finances. (Read all about it here)