OPSEU Local 535 Bulletin #7
April 23, 2014
A. Important Forms, Mandatory Drop-In This Week
There are three important documents that we need from Local 535 Members:
1. Member Personal Information Form OPSEU Local 535
You must fill in this form in order to be eligible for Strike Pay.
2. Direct Deposit Agreement Form OPSEU Local 535
Fill this in and attach a void cheque to receive strike pay by direct deposit.
3. OPSEU Member Registration Form
If you are already a registered OPSEU member you do not need to fill this in again, however we do have a large number of unregistered members. Please come during drop-in hours to confirm if you are registered! Unregistered members will NOT be eligible for strike pay so this is crucial!
We will have MANDATORY drop-in hours at the OPSEU office, located on the 2nd floor of the Grange House, this week:
Thursday April 24th and Friday April 25th
11:30am – 2:30pm & 3:30pm – 6:30pm
Please come see us to drop off the attached forms and sign up for picket shifts.
We will have picket sign-up sheets so that you can sign up for your preferred picket shifts in the event of a strike. You must sign up for a minimum of 20 hours/week and shifts are 4 hours long.
We will ensure your forms are filled in correctly, confirm your contact information, and make sure you are a registered OPSEU member.
Again, if these forms are not submitted or if you are not a registered OPSEU member, you won’t get paid in the event of a strike. We are here to help make sure you do, so please come see us!
If you are unable to attend, please email the forms, above, to [email protected].
Directions to the OPSEU office:
The Grange House is found at the south end of the gallery, next to the Tanenbaum Sculpture Atrium. You can reach it by taking the Chalmers elevator to M level; or via the B-level corridor – enter through the F&B double doors near SVR, swipe your badge to continue through the Facilities corridor, and then take the spiral stairs up to the main level. Enter the Grange house and make your way to the second floor, then turn right.
B. Upcoming Important Dates
Tuesday, April 29th
5:00pm – 7:30pm
MEMBER INFO MEETING AND SIGN-MAKING PIZZA PARTY
Location TBD – will be announced in an upcoming email
Bring your creativity and solidarity!
Thursday, May 1st
5:00pm – 11:30pm
We have four more days at the table before our strike deadline of May 2nd (or May 1st at midnight). On May 1st we will have another info picket. This is a serendipitous date – May 1st is the international day for celebration of labour and workers rights! We will be joined by labour activists from across the GTA. Bring your voices, let’s make some noise!
C. Stay In Touch
Here’s how to keep up-to-date on Local 535 news and upcoming events:
- Visit us here at opseu535.org
- Local 535 Members can join the private Facebook group
- “Like” our Facebook fan page
- At the AGO, check out our OPSEU Local 535 bulletin board located in the B-level corridor behind the staff lounge and SVR
D. Have Questions?
Submit questions to [email protected] and we’ll answer them in upcoming communications.