Health and Safety
August 3, 2012
(LONDON) – Despite an agreement between management and employees at Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre on a general release of inmates following a week of violent disturbances and weapon searches, co
July 11, 2012
LONDON – Five days of escalating inmate tensions inside the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre is putting the health and safety of correctional officers at risk, says the union that represents staff
March 28, 2012
The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) has been advised that on March 28, 2012, the Board of Directors of the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) will consider a mo
February 2, 2012
TORONTO — Correctional officers working at the new Toronto Intermittent Centre on Horner Avenue are warning that the lack of standard operating procedures at the jail will lead to serious injuries
September 27, 2011
Ontario Ombudsman’s Special Report on Use of Force in MCSCS Institutional Services
August 17, 2011
The union representing provincial correctional officers is prepared to work with Ontario’s ombudsman in his investigation of the complaints procedure inside jails with the goal of addr
April 21, 2011
On Monday, April 18, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas met with the Standing Committee on Social Policy to outline our grave concerns with Bill 160.
April 8, 2011
Bill 160 is meant to amend the Occupational Health and Safety Act to bring about the recommendations of the Expert Panel, but it needs a serious reworking if it is to achieve those aims.
March 10, 2011
Recent media reports have revealed that some OPSEU members in the 1950s, 60s and 70s were exposed to a dangerous herbicide used widely throughout the province and across Canada to clear brush and w
December 23, 2010
The supervisor of a township garage operated by the Town of Lake of Bays has been fined $15,000 for negligence in the death of a worker at an OPSEU job site.