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Ontario Public Service - Corrections Bargaining Unit

The Correctional Bargaining Unit is comprised of two Ministries, The Ministry of the Solicitor General (Corrections) and the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, (Youth Justice Division). Both Corrections and Youth Justice have a respective MERC team. Our bargaining unit is comprised of some 9000 members, including correctional officers, youth services officers, probation officers, probation and parole officers, nurses, social workers, rehabilitation officers, volunteer coordinators, cooks, chaplains, recreation officers, trade workers, administrative assistants among others. Corrections supervises adults in 25 Correctional facilities and 119 Probation Offices. Youth Justice supervises youth in 6 Youth Centres and in 64 Probation Offices. Corrections workers joined OPSEU/SEFPO in 1968 when the Province took over county jails.
OPSEU/SEFPO calls the Kenora Jail a ‘powder keg’

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OPS Corrections Forms

Ministry Employee Relations Committees (MERC) Team Listing

MERC Information including MERC Committee Members, MERC Chairs Meeting Minutes, Action Form, Divisional Minutes, and MERC Team Disclosures.

Corrections crisis: Fix It!

Crisis In Corrections

Latest News, Events and Information on the Crisis in Corrections, including Strike Training information, etc. Read more…

Bi-Ministry Employer Relations Committee (BMERC)

Chair

Chris Jackel (SolGen) Local 369
Work: 705.549.9470
E: cmjackel.corr.merc@gmail.com

Vice-Chair

Peter Harding (MCCSS) Local 337
Work: 905.372.5451
E: pharding@live.ca

Member

Chad Oldfield (SolGen) Local 234
Work: 905.878.8141
E: chadaoldfield@gmail.com

Glenna Caldwell (MCCSS) Local 302
Work: 905.429.7139
E: glencald@hotmail.com

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

Who we are, how the committee works, and links to committee Minutes Learn more…