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Unit Unit 2 represents (full and part time) office, clerical, administrative, technical and service employees working for the Northern Ontario School of Medicine University.

The Unit was created in March 2009 by staff when they voted to create their own Union, joining OPSEU Local 677 as a separate Staff Bargaining Unit. In November 2010 the Staff Unit’s first Collective Agreement (2009-2012) was ratified. Staff Unit Members are Members of the NUFSA.

Members of the Local Executive who are in the Unit form the Unit 2 Committee. It meets regularly and has the Executive responsibility for matters such as Unit specific negotiations and grievances. The Unit 2 Committee has a Grievance Committee and, during bargaining, a Negotiations Committee. The Grievance and Negotiations Committees report to the Unit 2 Committee. In turn the Unit 2 Committee reports to the Unit 2 Members in Unit Membership Meetings.

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The current Unit 2 Committee is as follows:

Unit 2 President (aka Local VP Unit 2):
Jason Lind

Unit 2 Secretary:
Kelly Bertrand

Region 6 Stewards (North Eastern Ontario):

  • Shreedhar Acharya
  • Kelly Bertrand
  • Tarik Thibault
  • Isabella Scola Lawryshyn
  • Jason Lind

Region 7 Stewards (North Western Ontario):

  • Lisa Kokanie
  • Michael Lenardon
  • Julie Colquhoun
  • Pam Tallon
  • Rachel Schaaf

Members at Large

  • Rob Bertrand
  • V Dawn Grover
  • Kirsten Hysert
  • Chris Czaja
  • Nova Mason

The Unit 2 Committee meets regularly. If you are a Unit 2 Member who is not on the Committee but you wish as a Member to observe you are of course free to do so, just send an email to [email protected] for information about the next meeting. To bring an item of concern or a question to the attention of the Unit 2 Committee contact the relevant representative and/or the Unit President at any time. In addition Members are reminded that every Unit Membership and Unit 2 Committee meeting includes an ‘any other business’ agenda item. Minutes are available on request to Unit Members.

If you believe that you are being harassed or discriminated against contact Nova Mason or Jason Lind for immediate assistance.