Bargaining Team Elected!

(June 10, 2022)

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

Bargaining Team:

  1. Kella Loschiavo

  2. Megan Herrington

  3. Sibat Anam

  4. Alica Vande Weghe

  5. Rachelle Taheri


  1. Aneesh Tiberias Murali

  2. Elizabeth Mobeen

Looking forward to a successful new CBA in 2022!!

Election Results Are In!

(March 4, 2022)

The membership voted and the local executive:

  • President: Kella Loschiavo

  • Vice President: Megan Herrington

  • Treasurer: Grace He

  • Recording Secretary: Jason Naughton

Were elected to represent the OPSEU Local 596 membership. Read all about the election results.

Initial Executive Nominations Are In!!

(Feb 16, 2022)

The initial Nominations for the local executive officers have been collected. You can view them here.

Black History Month: February and Forever (Part One)

OPSEU/SEFPO proudly represents thousands of members identifying as Black or of African Caribbean descent. In part one of this Black History Month series of OPSEU/SEFPO Talk, First Vice-President / Treasurer Eduardo (Eddy) Almeida sits down with three Black OPSEU/SEFPO activists – Coleen Houlder, Selvin (Junior) Lennon, and Megan Carter.

In the episode (found here), Eddy, Coleen, Junior and Megan discuss:

  • Skip to: 01:41 Why is Black History Month important and why is it recognised in February?

  • Skip to: 05:25 What does this yearʼs theme “February and Forever: Celebrating Black History today and every day” mean to you?

  • Skip to: 07:23 How can OPSEU/SEFPO do meaningful work 365 days in the year to address anti-Black racism?

  • Skip to: 09:54 Information on Black History Month events being hosted by OPSEU/SEFPOʼs Coalition of Racialized Workers

  • Skip to: 12:32 How should OPSEU/SEFPO work on a call-to-action with the larger labour movement to do [racial, social and economic justice] work effectively?

Stewards Recognised and Acclaimed

(Posted Feb 1st, 2022)

The local membership should be pleased to know that as of Feb 1st, 2022, thirty stewards were acclaimed and recognised by OPSEU. Now that the stewardship has been defined the local will be moving forward towards providing elections for the officers of the local. Stay tuned for further upcoming information regarding the elections. You can see a list of the standing stewards here.

Call For Stewards!

(Posted Jan 24, 2022)

As of today, January 24th 2022, *Call for nominations for Local Steward positions is open. The call for nomination period will close on February 1st, 2022 at 4pm. [ Read More ]

Ryerson Delay's Re-Opening

(Posted Dec 16, 2021)

As we approach the end of our fall semester, I am sure that many of you are following the news on the rise of the Omicron variant in our province and are concerned about how this will impact our Winter 2022 semester. The university is monitoring this closely and continues to respond to guidance from our government and public health authorities in planning for January.

As you know, we have been planning for a broader in-person return for some time now, and remain committed to in-person learning, while also prioritising the health and safety of our community. That is why, in consultation with leaders from across the university, we have made the decision to hold classes virtually until January 30. [ Read More ]

Termination Of Trusteeship!!!

(Posted Dec 16, 2021)

On February 3, 2021, the Executive Committee of OPSEU/SEFPO met to review a number of concerns brought forward by members of Local 596. In accordance with Articles 16.9.1 and 16.9.3 of the OPSEU/SEFPO Constitution, following a review of the evidence and debate, the Executive Committee voted unanimously to place Local 596 under trusteeship. [ Read More ]

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