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November 21, 2016

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas joined forces with CUPE Ontario’s Fred Hahn and hundreds of parents to protest the possible closure of up to 145 Ontario schools, mostly in rural areas. OPSEU Region 6 Executive Board Member Felicia Fahey explained the issue to CBC Radio on Monday morning.

November 18, 2016

What: Rally to end undemocratic school closures

When: Monday, November 21, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm

Where: Queen’s Park, 111 Wellesley Street West, Toronto  

October 28, 2016

Mark your calendar with the following dates:

BPS Conference

June 23, 2017

BPS Divisional Meetings

June 24-25, 2017

For event details, click here

October 26, 2016

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas issued the following statement today to mark Child Care Worker and Early Childhood Educator Appreciation Day.

It’s 2016. So why we are still making the case for quality, universal childcare?

October 12, 2016

The OPSEU Joint Trusteed Benefit Fund (OJTBF) is seeking OPSEU members who are also plan members of the OJTBF to join our Board of Trustees as union trustees. Please also feel free to suggest any suitable employer trustee you believe may be a good candidate.

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.