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September 29, 2016

In April 2016, a Superior Court decision found the Ontario government violated the charter rights of education workers. So what’s the remedy when a government violates your rights?

March 4, 2016

Toronto – Education Minister Liz Sandals must disclose whether she is about to close five provincially run schools for deaf, blind, deaf-blind and severely learning-disabled students, says the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

January 21, 2016

TORONTO – All member unions of the Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW) have voted in favour of the 2014-17 tentative central agreement that was negotiated with the Council of Trustees’ Association and the Crown.

December 16, 2015

OPSEU is a member of the Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW). It is through the OCEW that OPSEU negotiated the central agreement with the Council of Trustees’ Association (Catholic and public school boards) and the Crown (the Ontario government).

December 2, 2015

After a 19-hour bargaining session, the Ontario Council of Educational Workers reached a tentative deal early this morning on a new Central Collective Agreement for our Education Support Workers in Ontario with the Council of Trustees Association and the Crown.

Your current benefit plan will end midnight on March 31, 2018 and the new plan will start on April 1st 2018. Details of the new plan are being finalized and will be communicated shortly.

Members are advised that any benefit needs and/or claims should be submitted as soon as possible prior to March 31st.

Online claim submission with existing carriers may not be possible after March 31st. Members are encouraged to download as much information as possible from their existing plan portals prior to March 31st (ie. drug exemption, pre-authorizations, pre-determinations, claim forms, claims history).

The Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP) will be setting up a portal for members to enroll for the new OCEW Benefit Trust. Members will be receiving an invitation/communication from OTIP asking members to enroll.

The portal will include “How to” tutorials that will assist members with the enrollment process. Further details will be provided shortly.

Failure to enroll in the new OCEW plan within the timeline specified in the invitation will result in delays in benefit coverage.

More information will follow as it becomes available.


Friday, April 17, 2015 - 11:00am