Members Benefits


OPSEU Regional Hardship Fund

  • the Regional Hardship Fund is established to help OPSEU members in good standing who are experiencing unexpected and/or temporary financial hardship
  • the regional fund provides emergency financial assistance to eligible members based on need, duration and available budget
  • OPSEU Regional Hardship Fund form

EAP information

What are the benefits of being in a union?

Benefits of union membership include:

  • union members participate in the development of union policy, contract demands for provincial bargaining, etc., and have a vote at general membership meetings
  • union members may run for union office and participate in the election of stewards and officers
  • In the event of a lockout or strike, union members who participate in strike duties are entitled to strike pay