OPS Unified MERC All Chairs Meeting

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Friday, October 30, 2020
9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The OPS Unified MERC All Chairs Meeting has been scheduled for Friday, October 30, 2020, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. 

This meeting will be held virtually, participation instructions will be provided to all attendees upon confirmation of attendance.

Registration Deadline is Monday, October 19, 2020

Meeting Call Out

To: All MERC Chairs 

From: The OPSEU Negotiations Department 
Date: October 15, 2020 

Subject: OPS Unified MERC All Chairs Meeting 

Dear Members: 

This is to advise you that the OPS Unified MERC All Chairs Meeting has been scheduled. 

Date: Friday, October 30, 2020 9:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Virtual Meeting: Participation instructions will be provided to all attendees upon confirmation of attendance. 


Deadline: Monday, October 19, 2020 

**Please Note: As this meeting is being held virtually, no expenses outside of time off (if required) will be reimbursed except in special circumstances where expenses have been pre-approved. 

Human Rights Accommodation Request Form 

Should you require a human rights accommodation or have an existing accommodation under the Human Rights Code, please complete and submit the Human Rights Accommodation Request Form in full. 

OPSEU Child Care Policy 

OPSEU will reimburse for child care expenses as per policy. OPSEU’s rate of family care to be paid $15/hr. to a max of $220 within a 24 hour period to cover the cost of you doing union business. A receipt, signed by the care provider, showing the dates the 

service was provided, the address and phone number of the care provider and the names and ages of the children will need to be provided. 

**Please Note: As this meeting is being held virtually, child care expenses will not be reimbursed unless pre-approved. 

Procedures for Online Registration 

Online submission for this meeting is available. Members are to complete the Member Event Registration Form through OPSEU’s Member Portal. 

Attached you will find the following documentation: 

  1. Member Portal Quick Intro 
  2. Event Registration Tutorial 
  3. Online Expense Claim Tutorial 
  4. OPSEU Human Rights Accommodation Form 
  5. Unified – OPS Bargaining Procedure 18.6A – 2017 

In order to confirm your attendance, please complete the registration request on Member Portal by no later than Monday, October 19, 2020. 

We appreciate your cooperation and participation in these meetings. 

In Solidarity, Authorized For Distribution: 

Neil Martin
MERC Chair

Warren (Smokey) Thomas

OPSEU President 

cc. Executive Board Members 
OPS Negotiations Unit 
Stephen Saysell, Administrator, Local Services & Collective Bargaining Division 
Len Elliott, Supervisor, OPS Negotiations Unit 
Roxanne Barnes, OPS Negotiator, OPS Negotiations Unit 
Raina Fernandes, Secretary, OPS Negotiations Unit 
Hasnain Abid, Administrative Assistant, OPS Negotiations Unit 
Claims Department 
All Conferences and Travel Unit

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