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Crisis in Corrections


June 25, 2019
Toronto– OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says he’s not the least bit surprised that complaints to the province’s ombudsman have jumped by 30 per cent since the Ford government came to power.
May 29, 2019
Sarnia – OPSEU is demanding the government take immediate action to protect corrections workers from coming into contact with the extremely potent opioid Fentanyl.
May 10, 2019
OPSEU’s leadership says Corrections workers can’t wait any longer for the government to tackle the crisis in Corrections.
May 6, 2019
We pay tribute to the incredible job that workers in Ontario’s corrections system perform day in and day out, 365 days a year.
April 27, 2019
Thunder Bay - OPSEU is relieved the Ontario government is proceeding with building a desperately needed new correctional facility in Thunder Bay, but disappointed the private sector is involved.

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Table Talk

April 1, 2019
The Corrections Bargaining team met with the Employer and Arbitrator William Kaplan to try to resolve the outstanding issues that remain in dispute from this round of bargaining.
August 24, 2016
In Table Talk 49, your correctional bargaining team informed you that the employer had written to confirm
June 10, 2016
In Table Talk 48, your correctional bargaining team informed you that the arbitrator had made a wa
May 26, 2016
Arbitrator Kevin Burkett has awarded a three per cent special wage adjustment for correctional staff, commencing January 1, 2017.

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President, OPSEU

Tom O’Neill, OPSEU Local 467, Chair, Corrections Bargaining Team

Monte Vieselmeyer, OPSEU Local 517, Chair, MCSCS Employee Relations Committee

Related: Crisis In Corrections Index Page