OPSEU members attending the Annual General Membership Meeting
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OPSEU 365 BBQ Thurs. May 31

Thursday, May 31st 2018

Hello OPSEU Local 365 Members,

We are having our annual summer BBQ this month!

  • Date: Thursday, May 31 from 11 AM- 1 PM
  • Location: Student Centre

We will be celebrating Local 365 25th Anniversary as part of OPSEU and are hoping you can come out and join fellow support staff from our Peterborough and Durham campuses.

OPSEU President Smokey Thomas, Tracey Vyfschaft and Sara Labelle from Region 3 office, Chris Johnston and Richard Bradley from the Peterborough office will all be attending. Kella Loschiavo from the University sector will also be present.  

The event is being catered by the Old Smoke House.

Please RSVP no later than May 17th by completing this survey:


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Email opseu@trentu.ca if you know of someone who did not receive this email.

Thank you and look forward to seeing you there.

OPSEU Executive,

Adele, Brenda, Jean, Karen & Angela

Email: OPSEU@trentu.ca

Phone extension: 7557



Elections for position Chief Steward this week

Monday, February 12th 2018

Hello Everyone,

Our Local OPSEU 365 is holding an election for the position of Chief Steward from two (2) nominees from within our Steward body. 

The 2 nominees are Karen Mauro and Rose Dunford—both long standing Trent employees, both with excellent Union experience!  Information on each candidate was emailed to Members--if you did not receive the email, let us know via opseu@trentu.ca or call extension 7557.

The Chief Steward is an important position within our Union Executive—they are a strong advocate for our Union, they coordinate the grievance process for the Local, assist our stewards with grievances they are handling, and are a source of knowledge and training for our steward body.   

All OPSEU 365 members are eligible to vote—contract, part-time & full-time. 

 To vote, bring a piece of photo ID (for example your campus photo ID card)

Election dates will take place as listed below:

Voting is not allowed by proxy—that means you have to vote in person at one of the locations listed below. 




Ballot box location



Monday, February 12th

Snow day: Tuesday, February 13th

Main Front Atrium

11 AM- 1:00PM

Traill College

Wednesday, February 14th

Scott House  Senior Common Room

9 AM- 10:30 AM

Library Whittington Drive Location

Wednesday, February 14th

Whittington Drive

11 AM to noon

Library Charlotte Street Location

Wednesday, February 14th

Charlotte Street

1:30 PM  – 2:00 PM

Symons Campus Evening

Wednesday, February 14th

Science Complex Foyer /1st floor by elevator/by SC 103

7 PM – 8 PM

Symons Campus East Bank

Thursday, February 15th

LHS C/D main foyer 1st floor

8:15 AM-9:30 AM

Symons Campus East Bank

Thursday, February 15th

Science Complex Foyer/1st floor by elevator/by SC 103

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Symons Campus West Bank

Thursday, February 15th

BH main entrance foyer between RO & Security offices

1:30 PM – 3:30 PM


Thank you,

Your OPSEU Local 365 Executive,

Adele, Jean, Brenda & Angela

Email: opseu@trentu.ca. 

Phone: 705-748-1011 x7557

Union General Meeting Thurs. March 1st --save the date!

Tuesday, January 23rd 2018

Our next General Meeting is on Thursday, March 1st 

Where: Lions Club Hall, 347 Burnham Street, Peterborough

When: doors open @5:30 PM, meeting starts at 6 PM (anticipate up to 3 hours)


  1. Elect our negotiating team-no voting by proxy. You have to be at the meeting to vote.  If you are interested in being on the negotiating team but can't attend, you can be nominated and show your acceptance (via email) to opseu@trentu.ca in advance of the meeting.  
  2. This is our demand set meeting where we discuss and rank the issues we feel are important to us for our upcoming contract talks.  Our current contract ends on June 30, 2018. 
  3. Elect delegates to go to 2018 OPSEU Convention in Toronto in April (see https://opseu.org/event/2018-opseu-convention) 

A Qualtrics (online) survey will be emailed to Members in advance of this meeting to ask what you think are important issues as  bargaining demands. 

If you aren't receiving emails from us, let us know--email us opseu@trentu.ca.   

Your Executive,

Adele, Jean, Brenda & Angela 

Ext. 7557 

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