Jeff has been a member of OPSEU for over 30 years. In addition to being a Region 6 EBM, Jeff has been President of Local 613 (CAAT-A Sault College) for 12 years, a member of the CAAT-A Joint Insurance Committee for 5 years, and is an active member of the Sault & District Labour Council.
Jeff has been a member of the last three CAAT-A provincial bargaining teams, serving as Vice-Chair of the most recent team. During his career with OPSEU Jeff has been on strike three times, most recently as a member of the bargaining team that called the strike. Jeff is no stranger to standing up for our Union sisters and brothers, enforcing the collective agreement, and being a supporter of collective bargaining rights wherever and whenever they are blocked or frustrated.
While prepared to take the firm stand, Jeff also strives to bring factions together in solidarity to a greater purpose. This is his goal as EBM, both at the Executive Board and in the Region. Jeff believes that problem-solving and coalition-building are the keys to successful labour strength. As EBM, Jeff hopes to bring the knowledge of our experienced activists together with the enthusiasm and new ideas of our young workers in the Region, to build a stronger Region and a stronger OPSEU.
You can see more of Jeff’s bio and activities at www.jeffarbus.ca