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June 30, 2017

Tens of thousands of students are graduating this week from schools that OPSEU members have helped keep open.

June 29, 2017

Some 800 delegates to the OPSEU Broader Public Service conference on June 23-25 held elections for their divisional executives. The following members were elected for a two-year term:

Sector 1: Ambulance

James Ramage (L256), Chair

Jason Brearley (L303), Vice Chair

June 2, 2017

Toronto – Education workers in the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) will receive $2.75 million in damages for the loss of collective bargaining rights under Ontario’s Putting Students First Act, better known as Bill 115.

April 7, 2017

The following is a statement of solidarity from the Educational Resource Facilitators of Peel (ERFP) and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

March 6, 2017

The Ontario Council of Educational Workers (OCEW) has voted unanimously to ratify the extension agreement dated January 31, 2017 between the Ontario Public School Boards’ Association (OPSBA) and the Ontario

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.