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Hidden Treasures


NEXT EDITION:  April 2007
Writers always welcome to submit articles for publication!


January 2007 edition
What's Inside
  • Should I stay or should I go?
  • A President's farewell
  • Training to serve you better
  • Corporate Tax Administration Redesign update
  • Local 340 proposes motion to stop transfer
  • Final report pending on classification Grievances
  • Kennedy House on strike shy of a year
  • Who's got your back?
  • The vicious downward spiral of stress and staff turnover
  • Did you know Local 340 is a composite local?
  • The Desperate Auditors debut at Festive event
  • New activist experiences solidarity firsthand
  • Casselman announces she's not running for 7th term
  • Local 340 grievance stats

Click here to download Hidden Treasures - January 2007


Previous editions
Click here to download Hidden Treasures - October 2006
July 2006 edition - Retraction and reprint to information contained in the article titles "Unclassified employees, you have rights, too". 
In the original published document, we have noted an error in addressing notice of termination (page 7).  The article incorrectly identified the Public Service Act as the legislation which obligates the employer to provide 16 weeks notice or pay in lieu for unclassified employees with 12 months or more of unbroken service.  The governing body mandating 16 weeks notice is actually the Employment Standards Act.  Apologies for any inconvenience.  - The Editor
Click here to download Hidden Treasures - July 2006


For previous editions of the newsletter dating back to March 2003, contact the editor by email at


Hidden Treasures - Local 340 Awards
2006 OPSEU Newsletter Awards
"Most Improved" - July 2006 edition
2005 OPSEU Newsletter Awards
"Best Bargaining Communications" - February 2005 edition
"Most Improved"
2004 OPSEU Newsletter Award
"Best News Coverage" - April 2004 edition
2003 OPSEU Newsletter Award
"Honourable Mention - Rookie of the Year" - March 2003 edition

OPSEU Local 340 is a non-profit organization committed to serving its members within the Durham Region.
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OPSEU Local 340
110-40 King St W
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1A4
Phone: (905) 579-2658
Fax:  (905) 579-6619