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December 16, 2015

(TORONTO) - If the provincial government has money to boost pay for public service managers, it has money for frontline staff as well, the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union says.

December 15, 2015

Warren (Smokey) Thomas didn’t mince words after touring the Thunder Bay District Jail, comparing it to what you’d find under an outhouse.

December 15, 2015

When he heard about the December 7 riot that tore apart the top floor of the Thunder Bay Jail, the head of the union representing its correctional workers left a voicemail for Premier Kathleen Wynne’s chief of staff saying, “you could have had a death on your conscience and you literally did noth

December 14, 2015

(Thunder Bay) -- After touring the site of a hostage taking inside a provincial correctional facility last week, the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union said responsibility for the disturbance that led to the violent incident rests squarely with premier Kathleen Wynne and her

December 14, 2015

Growth of temporary work in government undermining public services, critics say. Despite its vow to tackle precarious employment, almost half of the Ontario government’s own job postings last year were for temporary positions.

Thomas addresses media on corrections crisis ahead of budget

Bi-Ministry Employer Relations Committee (BMERC)


Chris Jackel (SolGen) Local 369
Work: 705.549.9470


Peter Harding (MCCSS) Local 337
Work: 905.372.5451


Chad Oldfield (SolGen) Local 234
Work: 905.878.8141

Glenna Caldwell (MCCSS) Local 302
Work: 905.429.7139

Sandra Harper (OPSEU)
Work: 416.570.5071

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OPSEU Corrections Division MERC seeking applicants for Diversity Sub-Committee August 15, 2011
Save Our Jails rally in Sarnia July 21, 2011 - OPSEU executive members join local activists at a recent Save Our Jails rally outside the Sarnia correctional facility.

Services correctionnels en état de crise

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