Mission of Local 559




The Goals & Objectives of OPSEU Local 559 as listed in our Constitution includes:

  1. To regulate labour relations between the Members and their employers and managers, said labour relations to include the scope of negotiation, collective bargaining, the enforcement of collective agreements and health and safety standards, and the safeguarding of human rights;
  2. To organize, sign to membership, and represent employees in Ontario; To advance the common interests, economic, social and political, of the Members and of all public employees, wherever possible, by all appropriate means;
  3. To bring about improvements in the wages and working conditions of the membership, including the right of equal pay for work of equal value;
  4. To work for and defend members to ensure that our workplaces are safe and free from harassment and discrimination;
  5. To promote and defend the right to strike;
  6. To promote full employment and an equitable distribution of wealth within Canadian and international society;
  7. To co-operate with labour unions and other organizations with similar objectives in strengthening the Canadian labour union movement as a means towards advancing the interests and improving the well-being of workers generally in Canada and internationally;
  8. To promote justice, equality, and efficiency in services to the public;
  9. To strengthen, by precept and example, democratic principles and practices both in the Canadian labour union movement and in all manner of institutions, organizations, and government in Canada and internationally.