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March 7, 2018

The Ministry of Labour (MOL) has launched a survey on its collective bargaining information. It will run until March 21.

February 14, 2018

OPS Unified bargaining unit members will have a chance to show their #OPSLove and win one of seven prizes of $1,000 starting on Valentine's Day.

January 22, 2018

On January 1, two new laws took effect in Ontario, ushering in important changes for all workers. The two laws are Bill 148, “A Plan for Fair Workplaces and Better Jobs”, and Bill 177 “The Stronger Fairer Ontario Act” (also known as the Elliot Lake Bill).

January 9, 2018

Toronto – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is expressing grave concern over the Ontario government’s new ability to download the most serious non-criminal provincial offences, known as Part III offences, to the municipalities.

December 21, 2017

OPSEU’s response to the joint report of the Income Security Working Group, the First Nations Income Security Reform Working Group, and the Urban Indigenous Table on Income Security Reform



Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (All day)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (All day) to Friday, June 29, 2018 (All day)


February 28, 2018
Recently, the media have reported on allegations of systemic bullying and harassment of lawyers with the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG).
August 3, 2017
Province-wide contracts
July 21, 2017
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

Collective Agreement

Central Employee Relations Committee (CERC)

Mickey Riccardi - Chair
C: 519.981.7748
Work: 519.973.1335
E: [email protected]

Tim Elphick Vice-Chair
C: 519.580.8463
Work: 519.881.1772
E: [email protected]

Janis Pechinger A/Member
Work: 519.873.4771
E: [email protected]

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Ministry Employee Relations Committee (MERC)

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

Pension 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