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July 26, 2012

TORONTO – John Tory’s recommendations for the revitalization on Ontario Place will likely result in affluent condo owners having their own private playground.

July 11, 2012

TORONTO – Staff in Ontario’s provincial correctional facilities are bracing for even more jail overcrowding under new federal crime legislation.

July 11, 2012

LONDON – Five days of escalating inmate tensions inside the Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre is putting the health and safety of correctional officers at risk, says the union that represents staff at the facility.

June 20, 2012

The Ministry of Health and Long Term Care is sending inspectors out to conduct investigations which they are not educated and trained to do says the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. Nursing home residents are being placed at risk to save money on inspection.  

June 13, 2012

Health Minister Deb Matthews has responded to a persistent problem with neglect and abuse in Ontario’s nursing homes by eliminating annual inspections, says Warren (Smokey) Thomas, president of the 130,000-member Ontario Public Service Employees Union.


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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
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Janis Pechinger A/Member
Work: 519.873.4771
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Ministry Employee Relations Committee (MERC)

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