OSBCU Classification Forum Dates and Links

Paraprofessional Classification Forum October 12, 2021 6:00pm-8:00pm

When: Oct 12, 2021 06:00 PM America/Toronto

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Educational Assistant Classification Forum October 13, 2021 6:00pm-8:00pm

When: Oct 13, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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DECE Classification Forum October 14, 2021 6:00pm-8:00pm

When: Oct 14, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Custodial Classification Forum October 16, 2021 at 1:00pm-3:00pm

When: Oct 16, 2021 01:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Trades Classification Forum October 17, 2021 at 10:00pm-12:00pm

When: Oct 17, 2021 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Information & Technology Forum Classification October 18, 2021 6:00pm-8:00pm

When: Oct 18, 2021 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Clerical Classification Forum October 19, 2021 6:30pm-8:30pm

When: Oct 19, 2021 06:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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CUPE 4154 Executive Contact






Trudy Scott President President@cupe4154.ca



Dave Charbonneau Secretary-Treasurer Treasurer@cupe4154.ca



Angela Thomas Recording Secretary Secretary@cupe4154.ca



Brad Stanistreet Vice – President: ICT/Library Tech/Secretary/Admin AdminVP@cupe4154.ca



Joel Richer Vice-President:





Rhonda Peterson Vice-President:





Classification Meetings

Happy Sunday Everyone!!
Just some dates to remember for classification meetings starting this Wednesday!! You are encouraged to participate in your classification meetings as its an opportunity for you to share your concerns, opinions and have your voice heard as well as hearing what others in the same job classification have to say!!
Wed. Sept 15…Educational Assistants…6-7pm
Thurs. Sept 16…Early Childhood Educators…6-7pm
Sat. Sept 18…Custodial…9-10am
Tues. Sept 21…Library Techs…6-7pm
Thurs. Sept 23…Secretary/Admin…6-7pm
Tues. Sept 28…IAW…6-7pm
Thurs. Sept 30…6-7pm
Tues. Oct. 5…ICT…6-7pm
Thurs. Oct 7…Maintenance…6-7pm
Thank you!! Look forward to seeing you!!

Please consider participating!!

Please see the below email from OSBCU, please consider taking the time to participate.


Good afternoon,


As we end National Indigenous Peoples month, we are hearing of yet another 182 bodies being recovered at the site of a residential school in Cranbrook BC.


The OSBCU Executive board has passed a motion to join with the CUPE Ontario Executive Board in support of the statement by the Indigenous Council which I have included links below.


Please share with your members and encourage folks to pause to mourn, reflect and recommit through participation in the numerous actions shared in the statement.


Together, we can build a better future for all


ENGLISH – https://cupe.on.ca/this-must-be-a-time-of-reflection-not-celebration-indigenous-council-and-cupe-ontario-to-spend-july-1-reflecting-and-recommitting-to-fighting-ongoing-colonialism/




Trudy Scott


CUPE Local 4154



SATURDAY MAY. 15TH, 2021  10:00 AM


· COVID Update

· Preliminary Staffing Update

· Forum Feedback


Nominations for the following positions:

Vice – President – Custodial/Maintenance


Secretarial/Admin/IT/Library Tech


Recording Secretary




Trudy Scott


LOCAL 4154

Notice of Elections

Positions up for Election

  • 3 Vice Presidents
  • Recording Secretary
  • Secretary Treasurer
  • Trustees (1 one year term position)

The elections will have the following timelines:

  • Notice of Election was sent on April 20, 2021. If you are interested in running for office and are unable to attend the meeting on May 15, 2021 written nominations will be accepted up to Thursday, May 13, 2021. Nominations and acceptance of nominations in writing can be sent to president@cupe4154.ca. A scanned copy or picture via e-mail with both the candidate and nominators signatures are acceptable. Nominations will also be accepted at the Membership Meeting on May 15, 2021.
    1. Nominations will include:
      1. Name of Candidate
      2. Position being sought
  • Statement from the Candidate accepting the nomination
  1. Name of Nominator
  2. Resume (each candidate can provide a one-page resume)


  • To be eligible for election to an Officer or Trustee position, on the date of being nominated, a member must be a member in good standing.
  • A member may accept nomination for one office


  • In the event that there is only one (1) nominee for any position, the election committee shall declare that nominee elected by acclamation.
  • When two or more nominees are to be elected to any office by electronic vote, each member voting shall be required to vote for the full number of candidates otherwise the electronic vote will be declared spoiled.


  • In case of a tie vote, there shall be a second electronic vote run-off amongst the tied candidates within fourteen (14) days.


  • Elections will open on Saturday June 15, 2021 11:00 am and close on Sunday June 16, 2021 at 11:00 am.


  • The VP Admin/Secretarial/Library Tech and the VP Custodial/Maintenance will be a one term ending in 2022, the Recording Secretary will be a two-year term ending in 2023, the VP EA/DECE/SSW/IAW and the Secretary Treasurer will be a three-year term ending in 2024. This correction process will put all positions on a three-year term rotation ensuring no more than two members of the Executive Board will be up for election at one time.


  • The local will use Simply voting in order to complete the election.
  • Only the members in good standing can vote.
  • Resumes of the candidates will be available on the local’s website, Facebook page and emailed to all members after the May meeting.

If you need technical assistance, please send an email to AdminVP@cupe4154.ca



Day of Mourning E-Action

On April 28, we are encouraging all CUPE members across the province to observe a moment of silence in recognition of workers who have been killed or injured on the job and in protest of the government’s failure to protect them from COVID-19.

We are demanding paid sick days for all workers, vaccinations for all frontline workers, paid time off from work for vaccination, an immediate end to any enhanced police powers, and appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE).

Fill out the form below and pledge to take the following actions on the Day of Mourning—April 28:

    • Observe a moment of silence;
    • Wear black (for example, by wearing a black mask, using a black mask as an impromptu armband, or wearing all black—whatever you can do);
    • Send a message to Premier Doug Ford and your MPP below;
    • Download the poster, print it, and send a photo of yourself with it to 1-866-821-7273, and post it to social media with the hashtag #PaidSickDays;
    • Call your MPP and Premier Ford’s office at 416-745-2859 and demand paid sick days, vaccinations for all frontline workers and an end to enhanced police powers

Day of Mourning E-Action


“The shutdown is a sign of political failure, but we can break the cycle”: CUPE Ontario

TORONTO, ON – We could end this cycle of opening up and shutting down with planning and concerted action by the provincial government, says the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) Ontario.

“This routine almost feels like an April Fool’s joke on Ontarians,” said Fred Hahn, President of CUPE Ontario. “We could stop this cycle once and for all if the Ford government just took the actions that we, and so many experts, unions, and community organizations, have continuously called for.”

With new modelling warning Ontario could see 6,000 new cases a day by the end of this month and a 4-week shutdown set to begin, CUPE Ontario is urging the government to immediately:

  • Develop a comprehensive and detailed vaccine rollout plan that prioritizes hard hit, racialized communities;
  • Ensure that the rollout is backed up with resources for local Public Health units and community organizations;
  • Dedicate sufficient funding to ensure robust contact tracing and accelerated rapid testing;
  • Mandate and supply appropriate PPE for all workers;
  • Finally take action with supports needed to address the growing crisis in Long-Term Care;
  • Actually listen to Education workers and put in the supports needed, like smaller class sizes, to ensure a safe return to school as soon as possible;
  • Legislate paid sick time for all workers;
  • And develop a comprehensive action plan to address the disproportionate impacts of the pandemic on racialized communities.

“A shutdown and some tweaks to capacity limits in retail just won’t get the job done, and, frankly, it does little more than scapegoat everyday people and let’s the government off the hook” said Hahn. “We need improved workplace safety and paid sick days for every worker to prevent alarming cases like the Amazon warehouse in Brampton that saw over 600 cases a couple weeks ago.”

“Now’s the time to recognize that we’re in this vicious cycle because of consistent political failure – and that we can get out of it with political will.”


For more information, contact:

Daniel Tseghay
Communications Representative, CUPE
dtseghay@cupe.ca | 647-220-9739