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February 16, 2017

Toronto – Ontario Auditor General Bonnie Lysyk is “100 per cent correct” when she says the provincial government has no unfettered right to count public employees’ pension funds as government assets, the President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union says.

February 15, 2017

Thousands of OPSEU members took part in four recent telephone town halls for workers in the Ontario Public Service (OPS). Two were held on February 9 for members of the Correctional Bargaining Unit. It will be bargaining for a new standalone collective agreement, to be effective January 1, 2018.

February 15, 2017

Toronto – The Ontario government continues to deny there is a crisis in community corrections, jeopardizing the well-being and safety of probation and parole officers, inmates, and communities.

February 14, 2017

Toronto – Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne would do well to remember who owns the assets of the province’s jointly trusteed public pension plans, the President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union said today.

February 9, 2017

Belle River, Ontario – New radio ads hit the airwaves today to invite residents of Belle River and area to a public meeting to discuss the future of ServiceOntario in their community.


March 29, 2017
Memorandum of Settlement for Ministry of Education
February 21, 2017
As part of a recent settlement between OPSEU and the Ontario Government, it was agreed that the Short Term Sickness Plan (STSP) for OPSEU members in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) will revert to
January 31, 2017
Ministry of Citizenship & ImmigrationTerms of Reference

Collective Agreement

Central Employee Relations Committee (CERC)

Mickey Riccardi - Chair
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Work: 519.973.1335
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Tim Elphick Vice-Chair
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Work: 519.881.1772
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Janis Pechinger A/Member
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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

February 19, 2014
Responding to the Liberal attack on retiree benefits in the Ontario Public Service
December 3, 2013
Changes to OPS Dependent Life Insurance now implemented November 4, 2013
July 15, 2013
In the recent round of OPS negotiations the parties agreed to extend the Supplementary Health & Hospital and Dental benefits plans (as set out in Articles 39 and 40) to fixed-term employees (FX