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  • District Communications / Political Action Committee: Call for Members




  • Important Member Information Meetings

    Membership meetings have been scheduled as follows in each of the three regions of the Board. Important information regarding negotiations and the current bargaining situation will be presented. All members are strongly encouraged to attend.

    Muskoka: September 10 at 4pm in the BMLSS cafeteria

    City of Kawartha Lakes: September 11 at 3:15pm in the LCVI cafeteria

    Haliburton: September 15 at 3:45pm in the HHSS Foods Room

    For more information, please login to the members only area of the provincial OSSTF website or contact the District 15 Office.



  • 2014 Labour Day Celebrations

    OSSTF District 15, as a member of both the North Simcoe Muskoka District Labour Council and the Lindsay & District Labour Council, encourages its members to take part in local Labour Day celebrations.

    City of Kawartha Lakes:

    Everyone is welcome to join the Lindsay & District Labour Council at their 19th Annual Labour Day Picnic to celebrate worker's rights, and better working conditions for all.  

    Sunday August 31, 2014 - Old Mill Park (16 Kent Street East, Lindsay)

    Noon - 3pmMusic will be provided by the Harry Peterson Band. There will be a bouncy castle, a dunk tank (with proceeds to support of the United Way), and games for children.  BBQ, beverages, and cake will be provided.

    Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item for donation.

    For more information contact the Lindsay & District Labour Council at either 705-324-7841 or ldlcouncil@gmail.com.

    Muskoka Region:

    The North Simcoe Muskoka District Labour Council has decided not to hold their own Labour Day event this year, but encourages you to attend events in Barrie and Toronto.


    5th Annual Labour Day Event - Click here for the event flyer


    Labour Day Parade - Monday September 1, 2014

    Join the Ontario Federation of Labour and the Toronto and York District Labour Council and celebrate Labour Day on the streets of Toronto in "Forging Solidarity for a Better City".  The parade starts at 9:30am sharp.  Click here for maps of the parade route.



  • Summer News


    The District office will be closed July 10 reopening on August 21, 2017. Have a wonderful summer!



  • Peter Carroll's Retirement Party

    Retirement Celebration for Peter Carroll: June 21, 2014, 1-4pm at the Lindsay Golf & Country Club.  $10/person - includes refreshments & gift contribution.  Cash bar.  RSVP to catherine@osstfd15.net

  • OSSTF/FEESO Sends a Letter of Support to the BC Teachers’ Federation

    May 27, 2014 — The British Columbia Teachers’ Federation (BCTF) has been in a battle with the BC Government for many years in an attempt to reach a fair contract that will benefit both the teachers of the province and the students that they serve. Read more ...


  • Retirement Planning Workshop - June 3, 2014

    The District Office will be providing a retirement planning workshop to members in the Muskoka area on Tuesday June 3, 2014 at 4pm.  The workshop will be approximately 2 hours in length, and will be held in the staff room at Gravenhurst High School.

    Members interested in attending are asked to contact the District Office in advance to register.


  • Presentation of First Annual District Awards

    At the meeting of the Teachers'/Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit Assembly on May 8, 2014 District Awards were presented to the following members:

    • Individual Environmental Award: Julie Hendren & Samantha Quackenbush
    • Award for Dedication to Volunteerism & Community Building: Colin Matthew
    • Award for Service to the Federation and/or the Labour Movement: Peter Carroll

    As an additional honour, the delegates present voted unanimously to rename the Award for Service to the Federation and/or the Labour Movement to the Peter Carroll District Service Award, to honour Peter Carroll as the award’s first recipient and to recognize his unmatched service and commitment to the Federation and District 15.


  • New Executive Elected

    At the meeting of the Teachers'/Occasional Teachers' Bargaining Unit Assembly on May 8, 2014 the following members were elected to the Bargaining Unit/District Executive:

    • President: Colin Matthew
    • Vice Presidents: Stuart Hodson & Sharon Robbins
    • Secretary: Laurel Campbell
    • Treasurer: Kenlynne Duke

    The Executive's term of office will begin on July 1, 2014 and end on June 30, 2016.



  • National Day of Mourning - April 28

    April 23, 2014 — On April 28, OSSTF/FEESO joins with unions across Canada to observe the National Day of Mourning for workers who have been killed or injured on the job, or who have suffered serious or fatal illness due to work-related hazards.

    The labour movement in Canada has worked for decades to enhance health and safety standards and regulations in Canadian workplaces. But thousands of workers continue to suffer workplace injuries and work-related illnesses every year, and in 2012 at least 979 Canadians died because of work-related injury or illness.  Still, governments across Canada continue to be lenient with employers who disregard safety standards and fail to protect the health and safety of their workers. 

    Please join us on April 28 in mourning those who have lost their lives, and as we demand that employers who flout health and safety standards be held accountable for the countless workplace injuries and fatalities that occur every year in Canada.

    For more information, please follow the links below for statements from the Canadian Labour Congress, and a detailed infographic about injuries and fatalities in Canadian workplaces.  Please also find below information regarding Day of Mourning Activities in District 15, organized by District Labour Councils.

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    Local Events:

    • The North Simcoe Muskoka and District Labour Council will be holding the Workers Day of Mourning Ceremony at the Bracebridge Sportsplex (110 Clearbrook Trail, Bracebridge) at the Day of Mourning Memorial Bench at noon on Monday April 28, 2014. All are welcome.  Download more information here.
    • The Lindsay and District Labour Council will be holding a Day of Mourning Ceremony on Sunday April 27, 2014 at 12:30pm in Victoria Park, Lindsay, with guest speaker Nancy Hutchinson, Treasurer of the Ontario Federation of Labour.  All are welcome to attend, and are invited to lay a wreath in memory of a worker.  The ceremony will be followed by lunch in Victoria Park.