Day of Mourning Ceremony 2022

April 28, 2022 at11:00 AM – 12:00 PM ESTWorkers’ Monument, Waterloo City Hall100 Regina Street SouthWaterloo, OntarioN2J 4P9 On April 28, our National Day of Mourning for workers injured, killed or made ill because of hazardous workplace exposures — we remember AND we recommit to the work of seeking justice for all. PLEASE JOIN US!Waterloo […]

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Link the Watershed

The following is a proposal to link our communities with a network of four new conventional transit routes operated by our existing municipal urban transit providers (Brantford Transit, Grand River Transit, and Guelph Transit) as soon as possible; with additional service changes to the rural transit services Brant Transit, Wellington RideWell, Ride Norfolk, PC Connect, […]

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University and PSAC reach tentative agreement for Graduate Teaching Assistants

Sent on behalf of Pamela Cant, Chief HR & Equity Officer I am pleased to advise that Wilfrid Laurier University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) have reached a tentative deal for the first collective agreement for Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs).  PSAC represents approximately 338 graduate teaching assistants in Waterloo, Kitchener and Brantford. […]

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OSSTF Equity update—December 2021

Anti-Racism and Equity Training through Account #2018: Account 2018 was established as a result of a Strategic Action Plan initiative approved at the Annual Meeting of the Provincial Assembly (AMPA) 2021. This account has a three-year mandate ending in June 2024. Its purpose is to provide funding to support Anti-Racism and Equity Training for Districts […]

Women’s Advocate Program

OSSTF/FEESO created the Women’s Advocate program in 2020 to provide support to members of OSSTF/FEESO who were either experiencing domestic violence at home or who knew someone experiencing domestic violence. Women’s Advocates have been jointly trained by OSSTF/FEESO and the University of Western Ontario’s Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women. As a […]

Fuel-burning appliances should be inspected annually: Waterloo Fire Rescue

That’s part of their message ahead Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week, which is the first week of November Ontario’s Carbon Monoxide Awareness Week runs from November 1-7, and Waterloo Fire Rescue reminds you to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) in your home by getting all fuel-burning appliances inspected annually.  “In Ontario, more than 65% of injuries and […]

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B.C. Human Rights Tribunal tosses complaints against Henry, Horgan over COVID vaccine card

Tribunal says “large volume” of complaints and inquiries have also been thrown out The B.C. Human Rights Tribunal has tossed two complaints aimed at B.C.’s provincial health officer and Premier over the provincial COVID-19 vaccine card. Typically, the tribunal does not publish screening decisions, which are made to determine if a complaint can be heard. […]