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Who We Are

OPSEU Local 2100 membership is comprised of educational professionals working in the Peel District School Board. Members include Educational Assistants, Behavioural Educational Assistants, Designated Early Childhood Educators, and a range of other roles supporting student success. In permanent and casual roles, OPSEU Local 2100 members advocate for children and are vital, contributing members of the school community.

Overview of OPSEU Local 2100

From 1983, when there were 17 ‘Teacher Aides’ employed with the Board, our membership has grown and continues to grow alongside the enrolment of students with special needs. When Full-Day Kindergarten came to Peel, our membership grew significantly as the membership includes Designated Early Childhood Educators (DECEs).

Membership

The membership encompasses permanent, long-term occasional and casual Educational Assistants and Designated Early Educators who work for the Peel District School Board. Locations within the Board have Union Stewards who are responsible for communication between the Executive and the membership. These trained Stewards assist members on site as the need arises.

Committees

The Union has a variety of Committees. Members are strongly encouraged to participate on Committees to familiarize themselves with the various aspects of the Union. An Executive member sits on every Committee.

Communication

Communication is key for the membership to receive up-to-date and valuable information. Members are encouraged to sign up for the mailing list as Union business cannot be conducted on Peel Board email. Critical information regarding key issues for negotiations and benefits changes (for example) are communicated through the mailing list.

General Meetings

General Meetings are held throughout the year and the Annual General Meeting is held each Spring Meetings are a key way for members to receive information either in person or through their Steward.

The Union is governed by OPSEU’s Constitution. This document outlines the rules and regulations supporting the Union structure.

President's Message

As President of Local 2100, I am proud and honoured by the opportunity to lead our membership.  Our great leadership team has extensive experience and knowledge and is committed to proudly serving and advancing the rights of our members.

Our members have the protection of a larger, more powerful union with greater resources, stability and support to take on employers at the negotiating table and to advocate on behalf of our members on issues of importance to them.

Our members are our number one priority and we will work hard to protect and advance your rights at work and beyond.  You can count on us to be in your corner, advocating for you every day.  We will be a force for fairness and justice in your workplaces.  But remember, YOU are the Union!  The Union is member-led and member-run.  Strong member participation is the key to a strong union local, so I encourage you to get involved.  

If you have any questions or concerns, don’t hesitate to contact your union representatives.  We are here to help.

In Solidarity,

Melody

Meet our

Executives

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Melody Hurtubise

April Bello

Debie Marshall

Natacha Verdiel

Paulina Medeiros

Gena Di Giovanni