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October 6, 2017

LockTalk is back! This is the bargaining team’s official, weekly communiqué to the Correctional Bargaining Unit members. Look for a new LockTalk every Friday afternoon on this website.

September 8, 2017

Correctional officers at the Central East Correctional Centre in Lindsay, Ontario say they're concerned about an increase in the amount of fentanyl getting inside the facility. In the past week, there have been two cases that sent five people to hospital.

August 24, 2017

Toronto – The President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is calling on Corrections Minister Marie-France Lalonde to intervene with ministry bureaucrats who continue to stall on plans to conduct full institutional searches of the system’s correctional facilities.

August 16, 2017

Opioid overdoses are on the rise in Ontario prisons, and correctional officers are doing what they can to protect themselves.

August 15, 2017

OPSEU is demanding that the government act immediately to improve living conditions at North Bay Jail in the wake of a riot Saturday evening that lasted about nine hours.

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Thomas addresses media on corrections crisis ahead of budget

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As part of a recent settlement between OPSEU and the Ontario Government, it was agreed that the Short Term Sickness Plan (STSP) for OPSEU members in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) will revert to
Belle River's privately operated ServiceOntario centre has just shut down. It's the second time in four years. This cannot keep happening.

Pensions and Benefits

May 20, 2016
Appealing OPS Denied Benefit Claims What insured benefits can I appeal? Supplementary Health and Hospital Insurance Dental
March 24, 2016
Under the new OPS collective agreement, if employees on Long Term Income Protection (LTIP) have both a minimum of 30 years of pension credit and are eligible to retire to an unreduced
December 10, 2015
On Feb. 18, 2014, the provincial Liberal government announced that effective Jan. 1, 2017, the eligibility criteria for post-retirement benefits were changing for retired public service employees.

Services correctionnels en état de crise

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