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April 16, 2014 OPSEU welcomes the announcement of 810 million dollars in new funding over the next three years for Ontario developmental services.  more...

MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

April 16, 2014 Correctional peace officers from across Ontario will gather at Queen’s Park on the first day of the OPSEU Convention, Thursday, May 8, to pay tribute to those who have fallen in the line of duty.  more...

OPS BARGAINING

April 16, 2014 The bargaining agents representing the majority of Ontario government employees have joined forces to defend against employer contract concessions and protect public services.  more...

OPS BARGAINING

April 16, 2014  Message to all OPS LEC members: As you’re aware, AMAPCEO is the first bargaining unit this year in the OPS to bear the brunt of proposed cuts by the Ontario government.  more...

PROVINCIAL WOMEN’S COMMITTEE

April 16, 2014  Equal Pay Day marks how far into the next year a woman has to work to match what a man has made in the previous year. In Ontario this year Equal Pay Day will take place on Wednesday, April 16.  more...

DIABLOGUE

April 16, 2014 Roger Martin wants to tax your health care benefits, charge a co-pay when you access health care, and really sock it to the poor. And he’s paid to say this as an appointed advisor to the Premier.  more...

DIABLOGUE

April 16, 2014 KINGSTON - At a point you’d think somebody would stop and ask a few questions.  more...

MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION

April 16, 2014 OPSEU’s Mental Health Division is bringing together experts from across the province to take a 360 degree look at the issue of violence and workplace safety.  more...

MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES

April 16, 2014 The announcement that there will be no merger of Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and Ontario Works (OW) programs was satisfying news for those who have been lobbying for nearly 18 months against it.  more...

COLLEGE FACULTY BARGAINING 2014

April 16, 2014 Delegates from the 24 Locals representing college faculty across the province met in Toronto for our final demand-setting meeting.  more...

HEALTH AND SAFETY

April 16, 2014  Every April 28, unions, workers, and organizations in over 100 countries remember workers who have died, were injured or made ill from workplace causes. We honour them by renewing our fight for the living.  more...

OPS BARGAINING

April 15, 2014  Message to all OPS LEC members: As you’re aware, AMAPCEO is the first bargaining unit this year in the OPS to bear the brunt of proposed cuts by the Ontario government.  more...

DIABLOGUE

April 15, 2014  TORONTO - Dr. Danielle Martin looks uncomfortable discussing the government’s recent plan to move hospital services into so-called specialty clinics.  more...

COLLEGE SUPPORT WORKERS

April 14, 2014  Issue No.1, Delegates to the CAAT Support final demand set meet ratified their key contract demands and elected a new divisional executive and committees.  more...

OPS COURT REPORTERS

April 14, 2014  A Q&A document concerning the March 3 Memorandum of Settlement for Court Reporters is now available.  more...

MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

April 11, 2014  In the wake of the March 28 Brampton courthouse shooting, all OPSEU members in the courts are encouraged to complete an online survey into security measures at court locations.  more...

OPS BARGAINING

April 11, 2014  The OPS has borne the brunt of more than 20 years of cost-cutting. Read more about the history, politics, and the current bargaining climate we face.  more...

CONVENTION 2014

April 11, 2014  Buy your ticket now for the OPSEU Convention Blue Jays Night! The game is on Thursday, May 8, at 7:07 pm.  more...

AMBULANCE DIVISION

April 9, 2014  Winter is gone… Properly prepare for increased outdoor activity.  more...

NEWS

April 9, 2014  Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) workers will hold an information picket from 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 10, 2014. The union has filed a No Board, and workers will be in a legal strike position on Friday, May 2, 2014.  more...

RAINBOW ALLIANCE

April 9, 2014  Join the Rainbow Alliance in celebrating the International Day of Pink.  more...

DIABLOGUE

April 8, 2014  KINGSTON - “It felt like digging up his grave,” said Terry Haffner. A housekeeper at Kingston’s Providence Care, Haffner was disturbed to find a memorial garden to long-serving staff had been cut down and the plaques removed by the hospital.  more...

NEWS

April 7, 2014  The province’s labour inspectors are calling on the Ministry of Labour to begin taking action on a five-year-old report that would see inspectors given proper updated training in order to keep Ontario workers safe on the job.  more...

NEWS

April 4, 2014  OPSEU says that it appears the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) is gearing up for a strike in "significant fashion" despite the fact they are months away from contract negotiations.  more...

PROVINCIAL YOUNG WORKERS COMMITTEE

April 4, 2014  The Call for applications to attend International Youth Day 2014 is now available.  more...

OPS BARGAINING

April 3, 2014  Message to OPS Members: thousands of members took the opportunity to have their say about their next collective agreement. The next step in this process happens at your local’s demand-setting meeting.  more...

MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL

April 3, 2014 President Thomas follows up his April 1 meeting with Brampton courthouse members, outlining the union’s commitment to ensure the employer makes all necessary security improvements following last Friday’s shooting.  more...

April 3, 2014 President Thomas writes to Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur to request an immediate site tour of the Brampton courthouse and a meeting to discuss health and safety at Brampton and all of the province’s 167 courthouses.  more...

MEMBER EDUCATION

April 3, 2014 Two committed groups of new local presidents recently gathered at OPSEU’s head office to explore new leadership strategies and discover resources to support them in their new duties.  more...

COLLEGE FACULTY

April 2, 2014 Part three of a four part talk on the issues facing college professors as they enter contract negotiations in June of 2014. Professor Kevin MacKay discusses the importance of faculty academic freedom in maintaining quality education.  more...

NEWEST MEMBERS

April 2, 2014 In a vote held on April 1, 2014 in the City of Dryden the hospital employees who work for Crisis Response Services, Kenora Rainy River District voted 80 per cent in favour of OPSEU.  more...

HOSPITAL PROFESSIONALS DIVISION

April 1, 2014 INGERSOLL - The Alexandra Hospital in Ingersoll will soon be turning away outpatients wishing to use its medical laboratory.  more...

NEWS RELEASE

April 1, 2014 OPSEU has endorsed the LCBO’s expansion plan but adds it’s time to repatriate many agency stores.  more...

NOTICE

April 1, 2014 AMAPCEO members have strongly rejected concession demands being pressed on them by the Employer.  more...

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY

April 1, 2014 Prominent Honduran human rights activist Bertha Oliva, general coordinator of the Committee of Relatives of the Disappeared and Detained in Honduras (COFADEH), will be speaking in Toronto, Six Nations, Ottawa and Montreal the week of April 7 to 11, 2014.  more...

PUBLICATIONS

March 31, 2014 In Solidarity - The newsletter for OPSEU Stewards and Activists Volume 21, Number 1, Winter 2014.  more...

NEWS: UNIVERSITIES

March 31, 2014 Campus Safety workers at Ottawa’s Carleton University have voted 66% in favour of a new contract. Workers will be back on the job on Tuesday, April 1 after a strike that lasted more than three weeks.  more...

NEWS RELEASE

March 28, 2014  Ontarians aren’t getting a clear picture of government pay practices from the Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act, the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union says.  more...

LIQUOR BOARD EMPLOYEES DIVISION

March 28, 2014  Echo Newsletter #49 for OPSEU members working at the LCBO – Read the latest on changes to the pension plan, our challenge before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario and a Message from the Chair.  more...

HUDAK'S PLAN B: WISCONSIN?

March 28, 2014  Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker didn’t need to enact a "Right to Work" law to destroy the state’s public service unions. He devised a long list of union-busting legislation known as Act 10.  more...

OPSEU ENTERPRISES

March 28, 2014 Buy your discount tickets today for games in April and May 2014.  more...

DIABLOGUE

March 27, 2014 TORONTO - You don’t want to miss this. More than 30 performers –including some of the most prominent actors in Canadian television and theatre – will be participating in Holler 4 Health Care March 31st in Toronto.  more...

HUDAK'S PLAN B: WISCONSIN?

March 27, 2014 Tim Hudak claims he’s changed his mind about bringing American style "Right to Work" laws to Ontario. It wouldn’t be the first politician to renege on a promise.  more...

COLLEGE SUPPORT WORKERS

March 27, 2014 Support Report March 2014 newsletter for OPSEU members working in college support. CAAT Support delegates meet this weekend to elect a new divisional executive and adopt final demands for this year’s round of bargaining.  more...

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

March 27, 2014 Read the joint message from President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and DS Chair Patti Markland.  more...

CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY

March 26, 2014 CASeNotes March 2014 newsletter for OPSEU members working in Children’s Aid societies Stand up! Stand proud! Stand together! CAS workers share more in the workplace than what might divide us like unacceptable workload volumes.  more...

HUDAK'S PLAN B: WISCONSIN?

March 26, 2014 The OPSEU film crew is in Wisconsin! Watch the new video from the road: "Solidarity Singers".  more...

DIABLOGUE

March 24, 2014 TORONTO - It’s been almost two years since we stumbled upon a plan by a private for-profit company to open a series of clinics that would pay Canadian donors for plasma.  more...

DIABLOGUE

March 21, 2014 TORONTO - Murray Martin should change his name to Dr. Doom. Now in retirement, the former CEO of Hamilton Health Sciences is full of swagger about tough choices for health care, suggesting rising interest rates would pressure the government into making big cuts if they don’t make significant adjustments now.  more...

COMMUNITY SERVICES DIVISION

March 20, 2014 Spring 2014 newsletter for OPSEU members working in community services. Read the latest news and developments from each sector of the Community Services Division.  more...

COLLEGE FACULTY

March 20, 2014 Part two of a four part talk on the issues facing college professors as they enter contract negotiations in June of 2014. Professor Kevin MacKay discusses the impact that underfunding is having on college students and faculty today.  more...

NOTICE

March 20, 2014 On March 22, help send Kathleen Wynne and the Ontario Liberals a pre-election message. Join the Rally against Austeritymore...

PROVINCIAL FRANCOPHONE COMMITTEE

March 20, 2014 Today is International Francophonie Day and UN French Language Day.  more...

UNIVERSITIES

March 19, 2014 OPSEU Local 404 is standing up for student safety on the Carleton Campus. We need your help. Please contact Carleton University President, Dr. Roseann O’Reilly Runte now preparing to take unresolved priority issues to arbitration.  more...

HOSPITAL PROFESSIONALS DIVISION

March 19, 2014 Hospital Professionals At The Table - Bargaining news for members of OPSEU’s Hospital Professional Division Issue 3. Your HPD bargaining team is now preparing to take unresolved priority issues to arbitration.  more...

ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE

March 19, 2014 OPS stewards are asked to post this flyer on all union bulletin boards.  more...

COLLEGE FACULTY

March 19, 2014 Part one of a four part talk on the issues facing college professors as they enter contract negotiations in June of 2014. Professor Kevin MacKay discusses the broader context of government austerity and it's impact on college education.  more...

PENSION

March 19, 2014 The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) debuted their white paper “Retirement Income Crisis: Inevitable or Avoidable” on March 17, 2014.  more...

DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

March 19, 2014 Tell your MPP that Ontario can afford to care about people with developmental disabilities. Send an email today!  more...

COLLEGE FACULTY BARGAINING

March 18, 2014 To begin the process leading up to this summer’s negotiations for our next Collective Agreement, the elected CAAT-A Bargaining Team sent out a survey in January 2014 to all OPSEU faculty members.  more...

ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE

March 18, 2014 Members in the OPS can now fill out their 2014 Bargaining Demand Survey online.  more...
March 17, 2014 Letter to OPS members: The events of the past few weeks have made it clear to all of us this will be a challenging round of bargaining. more...

LONG TERM CARE

March 18, 2014 It’s My Nature to Care newsletter for OPSEU members working in Sector 8 Long Term Care. Everything you need to know about attending OPSEU Conventions 2014. And, is your facility providing all the basic accommodations required under provincial legislation?  more...

PRIVATIZATION

March 18, 2014 OPSEU has just posted a second edition of Epic Fail: A Short History of Privatization in Ontario. The new edition includes reports on the privatization of hospital labs and the Technical Standards and Safety Authority.  more...

BOARDS OF EDUCATION

March 17, 2014 OPSEU members who are entitled to a portion of demutualization proceeds were mailed their notification by NPT+Ricepoint on January 16, 2014.  more...

OPS BARGAINING 2014

March 14, 2014 The events of the past few weeks have made it clear this will be a challenging round of bargaining.  more...

UNIVERSITIES

March 13, 2014 It's time to get back to the table and negotiate a fair contract for these workers. See the video now.  more...

HOSPITAL SUPPORT DIVISION

March 13, 2014 KINGSTON – Kingston’s Hotel Dieu Hospital needs to confirm or deny existence of a plan to reduce hours at its downtown urgent care center says the Ontario Public Service Employees Union.  more...

UNIVERSITIES

March 13, 2014 More than 100 supporters came out to the OPSEU Local 404 Solidarity Picket on March 11, 2014.  more...

UNIVERSITIES

March 12, 2014 The Ottawa Citizen reports: "Staff at a Carleton University daycare say they’re concerned that the absence of striking special constables could leave the kids the facility cares for at risk."  more...

PENSION – ADVOCACY

March 12, 2014 Follow @HOOPPDB on Twitter. HOOPP is planning information sessions all over the province.  more...

NEWS: UNIVERSITIES

March 11, 2014 OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas as well as other OPSEU Board Members will be attending the picket line at Carleton University on Tuesday, March 11.  more...

HOSPITAL PROFESSIONALS DIVISION

March 11, 2014 After 10 days of bargaining, and another day and a half of mediation, your HPD bargaining team is now preparing to take a number of unresolved issues to arbitration.  more...

BPS CORRECTIONS

March 10, 2014 All Youth Justice workers deserve respect, safe working conditions and equal treatment. Sign the petition today!   more...

NEWS: UNIVERSITIES

March 10, 2014 Campus Safety workers at Ottawa’s Carleton University are on strike as of 12:01 Monday morning, March 10, 2014.   more...

AMBULANCE DIVISION

March 7, 2014 OPSEU is pleased that the report by the Health Professionals Regulatory Advisory Council (HPRAC) recommends that paramedics not be regulated under the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991(RHPA).   more...

NEWS: DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES

March 7, 2014 The Select Committee on Developmental Services interim report released on Wednesday, March 5 reveals the need for immediate long-term solutions to a serious crisis.   more...

NOTICE

March 7, 2014 Tina Jamieson from OPSEU Local 447 at MPAC is the lucky winner of a $1000 Air Canada gift certificate.   more...

OPSEU ENTERPRISES

March 7, 2014 OPSEU members and employees are now entitled to receive special negotiated rates across Canada at all Park’N Fly locations. more...

NEWS RELEASE

March 6, 2014 Employees at the Seasons Retirement Communities centre in Owen Sound have overwhelmingly ratified their first collective agreement.   more...

LONG TERM CARE

March 6, 2014 Members of OPSEU Local 501 at Casey House in Toronto have contributed $1,000 to the AIDS/HIV hospice’s rebuilding lives capital campaign.   more...

ALCOHOL AND GAMING COMMISSION

March 6, 2014 The Wynne government will force members of the OPSEU Pension Trust to pay more for healthcare benefits when they retire. This includes OPSEU members in AGCO who were divested from the OPS and have a pension with OPTrust.   more...

ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE

March 6, 2014 Tell Premier Wynne that you can’t afford to pay more for retiree benefits. Send an e-mail today!   more...

HEATLH CARE: CBS and DIAGNOSTICS

March 6, 2014 OPSEU Local 206 has reached a tentative agreement with CML Healthcare (a division of LifeLabs LP) for the first Collective Agreement between the parties.   more...

OPSEU VIDEO COMPETITION 2014

March 6, 2014 Make a short video about why it is crucial for unions to politically active and you could win up to $1500!   more...

ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE

March 6, 2014 Tell Premier Kathleen Wynne to reverse planned cuts to hundreds of hours of support services for students with disabilities at provincial schools.   more...

MINISTRY OF ATTORNEY GENERAL

March 6, 2014 OPSEU has reached a landmark settlement with the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) with respect to the implementation of all outstanding grievance awards affecting court reporters in the province.   more...

OPSEU ENTERPRISES

March 6, 2014 Get your specially priced tickets for March and April Raptors games today.   more...

NEWS

March 5, 2014 The union representing Ontario’s front-line correctional officers says that criminal charges laid against officers at the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre are “gravely troubling” considering the recent history of violence in this maximum-security facility.   more...

AMBULANCE DIVISION

March 4, 2014 OPSEU Paramedics came out in force on Thursday, February 27 for the second reading of Bill 67, which passed with the support of all three parties.   more...

LIQUOR BOARD EMPLOYEES DIVISION

March 3, 2014 Last month OPSEU members – including those who work at the LCBO – were shocked to learn that the Wynne government will force members of the OPSEU Pension Trust to pay more for extended health benefits when they retire. LBED members can make their voice heard by emailing the Premier today.   more...

BOARDS OF EDUCATION

March 3, 2014 Warren (Smokey) Thomas appeared before the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly on Bill 122 on Wednesday February 26 to speak on behalf of the 2,600 education support staff OPSEU represents in Ontario’s school boards.   more...

MUNICIPAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CORPORATION

February 28, 2014 The Wynne government will force members of the OPSEU Pension Trust to pay more for healthcare benefits when they retire. This includes OPSEU members in MPAC who were divested from the OPS and have a pension with OPTrust.   more...

NOTICE

February 28, 2014 Employees at a Tim Horton’s outlet in Windsor, represented by OPSEU, have ratified a new contract that will hike wages by 14 per cent over three years for some workers.   more...

CAAT SUPPORT

February 28, 2014 Issue No. 6 February 2014 – CAAT Support members are reminded to complete the membership survey that prioritize your contract demands. The deadline is Wednesday
March 5.   more...

POLITICAL ACTION

February 28, 2014 Applications are now being accepted for the OPSEU Region 2 Political Action Conference. This important event will be held in Mississauga on March 21-22.   more...

NEWS RELEASE

February 26, 2014 Five schools that serve deaf, blind, blind-deaf and severe-learning disabled students will receive almost 100 fewer hours of support starting in September.   more...

NEWS RELEASE

February 26, 2014 The Public Sector Salary Disclosure Act should be amended to include all private companies that provide services to the province, says the president of OPSEU.   more...
Epic Fail: A Short History of Privatization in Ontario

HOSPITAL SUPPORT WORKERS

February 26, 2014 Winter 2014 newsletter for OPSEU members working in hospital support. Introducing the sector’s new executive. Remember to complete your Sector Activity Report.   more...

WORKERS OF COLOUR CAUCUS

February 24, 2014 Warren (Smokey) Thomas, Peter Thompson and Robert Small star in this new OPSEU video about Black History Month.   more...

CANADIAN BLOOD SERVICES SUPPORT

February 24, 2014 On February 18-20 the bargaining team met with the Employer for the first time across the table and exchanged proposals.   more...

ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE

February 21, 2014 Members in the OPS should soon receive the employer’s Ontario Public Service Employee Survey 2014. For OPSEU, the timing couldn’t be better.   more...

CAAT SUPPORT

February 20, 2014 The College support bargaining team wants to find out what is important to their 8,000 CAAT Support members.   more...

NEWS

February 20, 2014 Members of OPSEU Local 327 at the Peterborough County-City Health Unit have overwhelmingly rejected a proposed contract offer by the employer and are still looking for a fair and reasonable settlement after months of negotiations.   more...

NOTICES

Responding to the Liberal attack on retiree benefits in the Ontario Public Service

February 19, 2014 Yesterday, the Liberal announced changes that will increase the cost of extended health benefits for retired public service employees, LCBO employees, and others in the OPSEU Pension Trust or the Public Service Pension Plan if they retire on or after January 1, 2017.   more...

CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETY

February 19, 2014 CASeNotes Newsletter for OPSEU members working in the Children’s Aid Society  We’ve designed a simple-to-use template for CAS members to tell their stories from the frontlines to the Minister Children and Youth Services.   more...

MEMBER EDUCATION

February 7, 2014 Are you in Region 1, and ready to learn new facilitation skills? Apply for this training opportunity now.   more...

2014 ELECTION READINESS

February 7, 2014 OPSEU’s Central Political Action Committee has published its first leaflet aimed at alerting members to a possible Ontario general election in 2014. Read and download “Some elections change the government, others change your life” at www.opseu.org/politicalaction/2014-elections-leaflet.htm

ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE

The 2013-2014 OPS Collective Agreement for Central, Unified and Corrections (including Salary Schedules) is now available online.  more...

ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE

Send an e-mail directly to your MPP by visiting this page now. more...

NOTICE

The Ontario government is cutting wages and staff. Instead, they should be documenting management waste in ministries, agencies, offices, and other undertakings. Use the ORNGE Line, a new online resource, to alert us to the waste in your workplace today. more........

MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: COURT REPORTERS

For nearly five years the employer has refused to comply with a Grievance Settlement Board decision that found transcript work should be covered by the collective agreement. Sign a postcard to Chris Bentley, telling him to quit with the union-busting tactics   more...

CHILD TREATMENT SECTOR

Send an e-mail to Premier Dalton McGuinty and Eric Hoskins, Minister of Children and Youth Services. more..........

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