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January 7, 2016

SUDBURY – Replacement workers in the province’s jails will be paid overtime at double-time-and-a-half and allowed to violate safety policies in the event of a work stoppage by frontline correctional staff, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union has learned.

January 7, 2016

TORONTO – The government of Ontario is wasting millions of public dollars on strike preparation that it should be spending to ease the crisis in correctional services, the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union says.

January 6, 2016

A message to all OPSEU members in the OPS from Roxanne Barnes, OPSEU co-chair, Central Employee Relations Committee

Dear friends:

January 6, 2016

(TORONTO) – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas has sent an open letter to Deputy Premier Deb Matthews seeking a guarantee that non-correctional workers working in jails will be safe from harm in t

January 6, 2016

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas sent the letter below to Ontario Deputy Premier Deb Matthews today.

Thomas addresses media on corrections crisis ahead of budget

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.


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Corrections MERC Chair Dan Sidsworth warns Deputy Minister Jay Hope that Correctional Officers’ health and safety is at risk due to lack of proper use of force procedures.
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Services correctionnels en état de crise

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