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(BMERC) Bi-Ministry Employee Relations Committee

(BMERC) Bi-Ministry Employee Relations Committee


The Bi-Ministry Employee Relations Committee (BMERC) was agreed to by both parties during the 2017-18 round of Corrections collective agreement negotiations.   With a stand-alone Corrections Collective Agreement, an over-arching committee presiding over corporate matters for both Ministries was required. BMERC replaces the function previously held by Central Employee Relations Committee (CERC), and, shall discuss issues of a corporate nature that apply to COR bargaining unit employees from the Ministry of Solicitor General (SolGen) and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS).

The BMERC Committee meets quarterly.

Both parties agree to appoint at least one (1) representative from each ministry. The Union members are appointed by their respective MERCs.


Chad Oldfield (SolGen) Local 234 Work: 905.399.1222 E: chadaoldfield@gmail.com

Vice Chair

Peter Harding (MCCSS YJ) Local 337 Work: 905.373.6738 E: pharding@live.ca


Mike Fallon (MCCSS YJ) Local 290 Work: 905.454.5000 ext. 5344 E: m_fallon@live.ca


Adam Cygler (SolGen) Local 229 Work:  905.457.7050 ext. 664 E: adamcygler@gmail.com 

Sandra Harper (OPSEU) Work: 416.570.5071 E: sharper@opseu.org

BMERC Minutes

June 15, 2022
December 15, 2021
September 13, 2021
June 14, 2021
March 22, 2021
December 14, 2020
October 14, 2020
August 26, 2020
June 11, 2020
December 6, 2019
July 30, 2019