Happy 2016! As we welcome the New Year, I want to take a moment to let you know how honored I am to take-on the role of acting President of OPSEU Local 586. You face challenging working conditions every day and 2015 was a particularly difficult year. I am proud that our local is there to ensure your rights are maintained while you work to serve Ontario's most vulnerable citizens.
I want to thank outgoing President Karl Laframboise. Karl has gone above and beyond to passionately serve this local and our members over the last 8 years. I am glad to say he will be remaining as a steward of the local, at least until our local elections are held in February.
I have a lot of hopes for our local in 2016, and with your help I know we can make them a reality.
To kick-it-off I have 3 announcements:
- OPSEU Local 586 now has our own website: www.opseu586.com! Visit now for news, resources, minutes and more! Sign-up to access members only pages and get regular local updates.
- We have also launched a member issues survey. With your feedback, we will return to the Local Employee Relations Table prepared to make progress on the issues that matter to you. Participate now! Survey closes on January 16, 2016.
- Starting with 770 Birchmount on January 13, I will be making rotating visits to all of our offices. I will visit a different office every other week. During my visits I will meet with your office stewards and also be available for drop-in conversations with members during your afternoon break. Visit our events page to find out when I am scheduled to be in your office.
Please stay tuned for announcement shortly about our February Elections GMM.