There are many who are calling on the union to do something. The union is all of its members. So we want to open it up here. What is it that you would like to see done
A couple of caveats
– taking the government to court is not going to see a quick remedy. We are still waiting for our day in court over Bill 124
– work refusals are absolutely an option. They must be done by members and cannot be directed by the union either locally or provincially- plus side legally employer is not allowed to discipline you for a work refusal and there is no loss of pay
– walk out – would be deemed as an illegal strike – members would not be paid and would face possible discipline
That being said let’s have a conversation- what do you want to see, how will it be accomplished and what are you willing to do. The OSBCU has always prided ourselves in our transparency and member engagement- let us know

News from OSBCU

We are hearing from many local leaders that they have been informed by employers that non-fitter N95 masks will be provided in January!
We have reached out to the Ministry for more details but this is great news.
1) all of our collective efforts advocating for safer working conditions are working
2) it appears that the Ministry acknowledges that this virus is airborne!
Let’s continue the pressure! We need rapid testing for all, paid sick days for all and more

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