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Very low dues

Just 1.375 per cent of your pay!

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Excellent contracts and services

The 300+ staff at OPSEU/SEFPO are experts in education worker negotiations and grievances.

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Strength and respect

With more than 8,000 education workers in school boards across the province, OPSEU/SEFPO knows your work and knows your employer. We’ll help you bargain – and enforce – contracts that are as strong as you.

The facts about joining OPSEU/SEFPO:

  1. Permanent and casual Custodial, Maintenance, Librarian, IT, and Secretarial employees are eligible to join!
  2. We know your work! We already represent more than 8,000 education workers who aren’t in teaching positions.
  3. We know your employer! We already bargain and enforce a contract for thousands of other PDSB education workers.
  4. We can help protect you against unfair dismissal or discipline.
  5. We are a member-driven union. You and your co-workers decide the wages and benefits you want to bargain for.
  6. We have over 350 specialized staff to assist you and your co-workers negotiate the best wages and benefits possible!
  7. Our dues are the lowest in Ontario – just 1.375 per cent of your pay. In other words, just $1.38 per $100 earned. Plus: union dues are tax deductible!
  8. We don’t charge initiation, start-up, or any other hidden fees! In fact, you don’t start paying dues until you have your first collective agreement.
  9. OPSEU/SEFPO is Ontario’s biggest and strongest union. We represent more than 180,000 workers and we have a healthy strike fund.

OPSEU/SEFPO vs no union? It’s no comparison!


No union

Protection against dismissal or discipline

Employer can dismiss or discipline you almost at will

A “grievance procedure” to settle disputes (which could be ruled on by an independent judge called an “arbitrator”)

Employer has “the last say” in most disputes

Regular consultation between your elected union reps and the employer

No requirement for consultation

The workplace rights in an OPSEU/SEFPO contract are legally binding – your managers *must* follow the contract

You have few workplace rights – your managers can do almost anything they want when they want

Fair job competitions and promotions

Employer decides who gets transferred and/or promoted

OPSEU/SEFPO provides expert bargaining and workplace assistance

You are on your own

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