As Investigating Coroners, we speak for the dead to protect the living. Now it’s time for us to speak up for ourselves. It’s time for:
Fair on-call rates
A bigger say in our work
It was decisive – 95 per cent of Coroners voted in December in favour of entering a co-operation agreement with OPSEU/SEFPO.
The vast majority of us want to bargain together instead of signing individual contracts with the OCC.
Instead of competing against each other in a race to the bottom, we are committed to working together for the sake of our profession and the communities we serve.
Having the OCA partner with OPSEU/SEFPO is an important step.
The government understands union cards. The more who sign, the stronger our position with government.
As coroners, we speak for the dead to protect the living.
It’s time to the turn the corner, and unite our voices as one.
Crown attorneys. Professional engineers. Law officers of the Crown. The Ontario government treats them all with respect by bargaining with them openly, transparently, and collectively.
But when it comes to Ontario’s Coroners, the OCC attacks the quality of our work and essentially tells us to take it or leave it.
As the executive of the Ontario Coroners Association, we have a plan to turn the OCC’s take it or leave it into let’s talk.
We’ve already finished the first phase of the plan, entering a co-operation agreement with OPSEU/SEFPO.
The next phase of the plan: have as many coroners as possible sign their own OPSEU/SEFPO card. It’s fast, easy, and confidential.
And it will show government that you’re committed to collective bargaining.
Here’s a roadmap for our next steps:
Ontario Coroners – Time to turn the corner
The Ontario Coroners Association