November 26, 2012 OPSEU Local 462 (Frontenac Paramedics and Kingston
Ambulance Communication Officers) invites you to make a donation towards their
“Fill an Ambulance” event. more...
August 7, 2012 OPSEU Ambulance division want to remind you that insect bites and stings can be more than just a pain.
June 6, 2012 OPSEU Paramedics in the Region of Peel are calling on the
Region to treat unionized workers fairly to end two strikes with CUPE 966 and
ensure citizens can access life-sustaining and life-saving services. more...
May 16, 2012 In December 2011, OPSEU Local 505 initiated a grievance regarding
the hiring of non-OPSEU employees to perform the duties of Communication
April 16, 2012 OPSEU Local 462 President, Terry Baker met
with Hamilton Township representative to discuss the township’s tier-emergency
response agreement. more…
March 2, 2012 Over 100 paramedics from Local 303 in
Simcoe County held a flashmob on Thursday morning calling for a fair contract. more...
January 20, 2012 On the 16th of January, 2012 we suddenly
lost a wonderful friend, co-worker and long time union supporter. Larry Shaw,
aged 61, passed away after a brief illness. Larry was a member of OPSEU Local
December 9, 2011 The Ambulance Divisional Executive meeting included
planning next steps for a formal response to OPFFA initiatives as well as plans for a new campaign,
“Paramedics make the difference”.
August 19, 2011 The outcome of this election may
determine your future workload, your family’s access to health care, the hours
you work, who you work for, or whether you will have a job at all. The Community Health Care Professionals election primer looks at the party promises, the issues, offers
helpful suggestions on what you can do, and gives sample questions for
Printed copies of the 11” x 17” Election Primer are being sent
to each local. You can also download it here.
May 16, 2011 Whether you answer a 911 call for help or
respond to an emergency in a time of need, EMS week is an opportunity to
celebrate the important contribution of ambulance workers. It is an opportunity
for communities to recognize our work, dedication and commitment.
December 20, 2010 In October, OPSEU Local 505 stood
up to a bad employer and filed a complaint with the Ontario Labour Relations
Board (OLRB) arguing discrimination, intimidation and targeting of union
activists at Ornge. more...
OPSEU local files Labour Board complaint against Ornge
October 13, 2010 OPSEU Local 505 has filed a complaint with the Ontario Labour Board arguing discrimination, intimidation and targeting of union activists at Ornge.
Ontario Emergency Medical Services
October 5, 2010 Ontario Emergency Medical Services guidance
notes are intended to assist Emergency Medical Services (EMS) employers,
supervisors, workers and joint health and safety committees by explaining
the minimum requirements of the Occupational Health and Safety Act and its
regulations and promoting “accepted practices” in EMS to protect the health
and safety of EMS personnel. more…
May 14, 2010 To help mark EMS Week, Jamie Ramage, Chair of the OPSEU Ambulance Division has sent the following message to the members he represents.
April 1, 2010 Patty Rout, First Vice-President /
Treasurer delivers message today at the Ontario Legislature on Bill 236, An Act
to amend the Pensions Benefit Act. more...
March 26, 2010 With OPSEU paramedics looking on, Cheri DiNovo, MPP Parkdale-High Park, presented the first reading of private member’s Bill 11, Workplace Safety and Insurance Amendment Act (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder), on March 23, 2010.
Simcoe County Paramedics Petition Campaign
September 1, 2009 In the late 1990s paramedic services were divested to Simcoe County. Although jobs were reassigned,
pensions were not! Unfortunately this has resulted in significantly reduced pensions, as Simcoe County paramedics’ years of credited service have not been recognized.
Visit our campaign web page.
March, 2009 Ambulance Division update
December, 2008 Ambulance Division update
Essex County Paramedic Vote – November 18-19, 2008
November 4, 2008 On Nov. 18-19, you will have the
opportunity to choose OPSEU as your union.
Calling all paramedics
OPSEU open house on September 29 & 30 from 5 p.m.
to 10 p.m. (both days) at the Caesar Windsor – Saturni Room.