Join Us for "Coffee and Conversation" Drop-In Sessions!

(Posted June 30, 2024)

We are excited to announce our new "Coffee and Conversation" drop-in sessions starting this July 9th, 2024 , designed for casual, open discussions on important union topics. Come by, enjoy a cup of coffee, and share your thoughts with fellow members.

Where: Union Office, POD 247-A

Upcoming Topics:

No need to RSVP – just drop in! We look forward to seeing you there.

Why Signing up Members Matters

(Posted May 29, 2024)

Wondering why you should be a signed member?  Well there's quite a few reasons why you should become one such as:

Read more about becoming a signed member on our "Become A Signed Member" Page.  

Unit 2 Finalizes their CBA!

(Posted Apr 2, 2024)

Our Union brothers and sisters from Unit 2 finalized their CBA today!!    The CBA has been posted.

Executive Re-Acclaimed for the 2024-2026 Term

(Posted Apr 2, 2024)

Thanks for the membership for showing up and re-electing the Local Exective.  Our steward body has been confirmed and moving forward for the next two years our executive will continue to be:

Our Trustees for the next two years will also be:

Read All About It Collective Agreement Comes In!!

(Posted January 25, 2024)

After a long negotiation process, followed by the amendments, the formal Collective Bargaining Agreement has been posted!   Let's reach out to our bargaining team again and give them all a vote of praise for pulling this through.

Membership FAQ Created!!

(Posted Dec 13, 2023)

Our President, Kella Loschiavo  and our Vice President, Megan Herring have been hard at it!   There's an dynamic FAQ that will be built apon over the weeks and years to come.  Check out the Membership FAQ.

Draft 2023 - 2025 Salary Grid

(Posted Sept 5, 2023)

There has been a number of requests regarding the negotiated April 2023 CBA salary grid.  The Local is presently waiting for the employer to formally post the updated salary grid.  Yet while we wait for the employer to get their act in motion you can see a draft verion that was put together by our local.

CUPE 233 Possible Strike Action April 17, 2023

(Posted April 13, 2023)

On Tuesday, be advised that CUPE 233, representing custodians, groundskeepers and maintenance workers at TMU, is in legal strike position as of April 13th.   The CUPE 233 has begun a work-to-rule position today, following a failed mediation session at the Ministry of Labour yesterday.  The work-to-rule action will end Sunday evening at 10:30pm.   CUPE has advised the employer that if no agreement has been reached by Sunday evening, a full scale strike action will begin on Monday morning April 17.   The CUPE bargaining team has indicated that it is available to resume negotiations at any time if the employer is prepared to bring a new proposal.   CUPE 233 members are one of the lowest paid employee groups on the TMU campus and have been in negotiations with the university for months for decent pay and pension equity. [Read OPSEU FAQ Regarding Striking Unions]

OPSEU 596 Tentative Agreement Reached

(Posted April 6, 2023)
Your bargaining team met in conciliation with the Employer today. We are happy to announce that we have reached a tentative agreement. More information and ratification details to follow.
In solidarity,
Your OPSEU Local 596 Bargaining TeamKella Loschiavo, Local PresidentMegan Herrington, Local Vice-PresidentAlicia VanDeWeghe, StewardSibat Anam, StewardAneesh Tiberias Murali, StewardElizabeth Mobeen, StewardCarla Carubba, OPSEU/SEFPO Staff Representative

Workers Day!!!

(Posted April 6, 2023)

Support Your Bargaining Team

(Sept 7, 2022)

Support your bargaining team with:

Show management that the membership is behind the bargaining team!

XFA, OPSEU 596, CUPE 3904, and CUPE 233
Respond to Campus Return To Work Concerns

(Sept 7, 2022)

Several universities in the province (including Western, Windsor, Laurier, Ontario Tech, OCAD, Brock) have adopted more robust measures in their return to campus strategy and implementation protocols. For example, Western requires COVID-19 booster and masking in instructional spaces to preserve “the in-person learning experience.” They go on to further cite several compelling rationales, including the commentary by Dr. Saverio Stranges, Public Health Physician & Chair of Epidemiology and Biostatistics:


“Mitigating the risk of transmission of COVID-19 as well as of severe outcomes from the infection can be effectively achieved with a combination of masking and vaccination,” said Stranges. “This also reduces severity of symptoms and protects those immunocompromised individuals in our community. There is no doubt that this approach will help keep people out of hospitals and preserve on-campus teaching and learning.”

The presidents of the four TMU campus unions wrote collectively to the TMU senior Administration, expressing their dissatisfaction with the TMU announcement and requesting a meeting to discuss it. ( read more )

Bargaining Team Elected!

(June 10, 2022)

The Bargaining team has been setup for negotiating the 2022 CBA. 

Bargaining Team:


Looking forward to a successful new CBA in 2022!!

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