The primary responsibility of the territorial community is to negotiate a collective agreement on behalf of our members and to manage all disputes arising from the management of the collective agreement between the members and the hospital. We have a large team of labour relations specialists through OPSEU headquarters and many volunteers from different professional professions who work with members to resolve issues and disputes. On April 1, 2012, our members moved to the Association of Eastern Ontario Regional Laboratories (EORLA), an integrated hospital laboratory organization that brings together 18 laboratories within the LHIN, from Deep River in the north to Barry`s Bay in the west and Cornwall in the east. Medical laboratories do important work in 16 hospitals within the Local Champlain Health Insurance Network (NHS). Protective officers are on duty on all three campuses of the Ottawa Hospital. The 475 members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) represent proud representatives of Local 475. Local 475 is a local representative made up of medical laboratory professionals and Ottawa Hospital Protection Officers. The executive is made up of elected members who are proud to have their voices heard on everything from contract negotiations to workplace safety. Our goal is to ensure that our members are well represented and informed on all important workplace issues and the critical work they do in our health care system. Local 475 is one of 90 local OPSEU in Region 4. In total, our region represents more than 20,000 workers. Local OPSEU 464 represents more than 2,000 allied health professionals at the Ottawa Hospital.

Our members work in more than seventy professions. We are one of the largest residents of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and we have an increasing number of members. Civic Campus Stewards – Unit A (also for Queensway Carleton) 466 Tremblay Road Ottawa, Ontario K1G 3R1 613-231-2266 www.coughlin.ca In February 2018, OPSEU Local 475 voted to become a compound space and Ottawa Hospital officers joined our membership. The first executive of Local 475 was elected on November 3, 2012. Unions are run by members. The Local Executive Committee (LEC) is the local governing body and consists of stewards from different sectors who come to the executive function. The LEC meets monthly and appointments are published on our website. General meetings are held twice a year.

For more information on benefit coverage, please contact Coughlin Associates Ltd. CUPE 4000 members working for the Ottawa Hospital are part of the HOOPP pension plan. Full-time members are automatically included in the plan. Membership is optional for part-time and casual workers. Talk to your steward if you have any questions about permission or registration.