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Local 340 Newsletter

Hidden Treasures
Corporate Tax Restructuring
Newsworthy Notables
Steward List
Health and Safety
Change of Information Form
Member Marketplace
Editorial Policy
Forms and Guides
Bargaining Archives
October 2006 edition
What's Inside
  • Corporate Tax Agreement signed
  • Are we duplication?
  • Pension seminars coming soon
  • Psychological harassment
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Drug card benefits
  • Attendance Support Program
  • Appealing OPS benefit claims
  • Greening OPSEU
  • What you need to know...
  • Local 340 auditor volunteers for Katrina clean up one year later
  • Health and safety
  • Discover the joys of credit under control
  • Humour in the workplace
  • June 23 proclaimed French Heritage Day
  • Editor's message

Click here to download Hidden Treasures - October 2006

Previous editions

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 inconvience.  - The Editor

Click here to download Hidden Treasures - July 2006

Click here to download Hidden Treasures - March 2006

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

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

Hidden Treasures - Local 340
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.  Questions or Comments?  Please contact us.
OPSEU Local 340
110-40 King St W
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1A4
Phone: (905) 579-2658
Fax:  (905) 579-6619