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August 12, 2019

Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says the Ford government is taking a step in the right direction by adding new Specialized Teams in two of Ontario’s correctional facilities.  

June 25, 2019

Toronto– OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says he’s not the least bit surprised that complaints to the province’s ombudsman have jumped by 30 per cent since the Ford government came to power.

June 10, 2019

Toronto - OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas is again calling on Premier Doug Ford to meet with him and discuss the serious problems that front line public service workers are facing.

May 29, 2019

Sarnia – OPSEU is demanding the government take immediate action to protect corrections workers from coming into contact with the extremely potent opioid Fentanyl.

May 10, 2019

OPSEU’s leadership says Corrections workers can’t wait any longer for the government to tackle the crisis in Corrections.

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

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

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.



The Bi-Ministry Employer Relations Committee (BMERC) was agreed to by both parties during the 2017-18 round of Corrections collective agreement negotiations.   With a stand-alone Corrections Collec
Province-wide contracts
The purpose of the Joint Employment Stability Sub-committee (JESS) is to facilitate discussion between the employer and OPSEU on matters pertaining to layoff, displacement and recall as set out in


Saturday, May 25, 2019 - 7:00pm to Monday, May 27, 2019 - 12:00pm
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 9:00am to 5:00pm

Pensions and Benefits

June 22, 2017
Three of the jointly-sponsored pension plans that OPSEU members belong to are looking for members to take on the important and fascinating work of being a pension plan trustee.
June 22, 2017
The OPSEU Pension Liaison Committee invites you, or someone you know, to get involved with the OPSEU Pension Trust (OPTrust) by applying to be a union trustee.
June 19, 2017
All OPSEU-represented employees in the Ontario Public Sector (OPS) will soon have the option of having their insurance carrier pay most of their dental claim directly, rather than waiting to be rei

Services correctionnels en état de crise

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