OPSEU's golden rule - Whenever OPSEU members gather, we welcome all peoples of the world. We will not accept any unwelcoming words, actions or behaviours against our union members.
This Owners’ Manual will help you find your way around your union, understand how it works, and what your place is in it. We want you to be able to get involved in OPSEU, doing things that reflect your interests and priorities. We may be a large organization, but it’s the experience and imagination of individuals that produce the best results for everyone we represent.
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union was founded in 1911 under the name “Civil Service Association of Ontario.” The Association was incorporated under the Corporations Act of Ontario in 1927. The Members and Officers adopted the present name of the Union in 1975, in accordance with, and to be governed by, the provisions that are contained in this Constitution.
Our Local has adopted Local bylaws. Our bylaws and any subsequent changes to them must not conflict with the Constitution and must be adopted by at least two-thirds of the Members voting at a regular or special general membership meeting.
Our ability as Union activists and representatives to respond effectively to situations of harassment and discrimination is essential to building OPSEU’s strength.
The goal of accommodation is to allow OPSEU members to benefit equally from and take part in union-related activities and functions.