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PENSIONS

April 24, 2014  Come to an important forum on pensions, and learn how changes could affect you. This event is May 7, 2014, from 5pm to 7pm.  more...

INTERNATIONAL SOLIDARITY

April 24, 2014  will mark the first anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh, where over 1,200 workers killed and thousands more were injured.  more...

NOTICE

April 24, 2014  “Made in the USA – Tim Hudak’s Plan to Cut Your Wages” has been selected for showing at next month’s Workers Unite Film Festival in New York.  more...

OPS BARGAINING

April 23, 2014  Read about the trends on OPS wages and jobs, as well as what concessions AMAPCEO faces at the bargaining table.  more...

POLITICAL ACTION

April 23, 2014  Make a short video about why it is crucial for unions to be politically active and you could win up to $1500! The competition deadline is Wednesday, April 30.  more...

COLLEGE FACULTY

April 23, 2014  A new report by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union on the future of post-secondary education in Ontario addresses a growing crisis at our colleges.  more...

MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY SAFETY & CORRECTIONAL SERVICES

April 22, 2014  In a memo to all Institutional Local Presidents, MERC Chair Dan Sidsworth asks for a province-wide response to Ministry preparations for a potential lock out during bargaining.  more...

NEWEST MEMBERS

April 17, 2014  OPSEU is pleased to welcome our newest members at Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services in Scarborough. In a vote held April 15, 79 per cent of the workers voted to have OPSEU as their representative.  more...

SAVE THE RANGERS

April 17, 2014  Alumni and supporters of the Ontario Ranger Program are hosting a park cleanup day in Toronto and Ottawa on April 26 in bid to restore the popular youth environmental program.  more...

CAMPAIGN FOR QUALITY EDUCATION

April 17, 2014  On April 24th, faculty at Ontario’s 24 colleges of applied arts and technology will be making an important announcement on the current state of college education.  more...

BOARDS OF EDUCATION

April 17, 2014  More than 50 Art Gallery of Ontario workers and allies held an info picket on April 10, carrying signs, singing songs of solidarity and greeting guests as they arrived for the annual Massive Party fundraiser event.  more...

COLLEGE FACULTY

April 17, 2014 Part four of a four part talk on the issues facing college faculty as they enter contract negotiations in June of 2014. Professor Kevin MacKay discusses the alarming increase in part-time faculty, and what college professors, librarians, and counselors need to do to succeed at bargaining.  more...

NEWS

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...

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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