Local 596 Elections

(December 10, 2019, Correspondence from OPSEU HQ)(Updated Jan 23, 2020 afer room confirmations)

To all members of Local 596 Ryerson and Palin Units

New elections for the following Officer Positions are scheduled for January 28, 2020. These positions are:

      • Unit Stewards (to be determined in advance of Officer elections)
      • President
      • Vice President
      • Secretary
      • Treasurer
      • Trustees (2). Trustees must not hold the position of stewards.

The election process to be followed is to ensure that all members have the time and opportunity to vote. Please note the following:-


President Thomas has approved a closed nomination system of elections whereby all positions will be voted on simultaneously and all-day voting stations will be set up. Therefore, Unit Stewards vying for the Officer positions listed above will need to be nominated for their preferred Officer position prior to the start of elections. Candidate names will be listed on the individual ballots. For example, an eligible candidate vying for the position of the Local president will not be vying for any other Officer position.

Nominations for Officer Positions will be accepted starting Friday January 17th, 2020 and will close at 5pm on Friday January 24th, 2020. Nomination forms are available from your local executive. Any previous nominations must be re-submitted.

Polling stations will be set up at several locations on campus where members will register and cast their ballots. Identification will need to be provided.

Three (3) Polling stations will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on January 28, 2019.

The polling stations have been finalized. The locations are:

Candidates are required to achieve a clear majority (50% plus one of votes cast) to be declared as elected. If required, run-off elections for any Officer positions will be held on February 6, 2020

OPSEU staff will be in attendance at each polling station to register voting members. You will be required to show identification such as Employer identification or OPSEU Union card. Any members who are listed as “unsigned/non-member” will be required to complete and submit to the staff an OPSEU Membership application prior to being provided with their ballots.

Your employer will be notified of the voting dates including the polling stations and time allotted to vote.

All candidates will be given the opportunity to identify a scrutineer who will be able to attend both the polling station as well as the vote count.

Mandy Dumais

Region 5 Supervisor- Local Services and Collective Bargaining Unit

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

Cell: 416-518-2368


Hilda Namu

Staff Representative- Local Services and Collective Bargaining Unit

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

31 Wellesley Street East, Toronto, Ontario

Telephone: 1-800-268-7376 Ex. 5558 | 416-768-3262|Fax: 416 944 0288