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April 26, 2017

Toronto – The Ontario government’s latest update on the Basic Income (BI) pilot released Monday raises more questions than it answers, said Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

March 31, 2017

Warren (Smokey) Thomas was in Pembroke Thursday to kick off the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s (MNRF) 43rd Annual Hockey Tournament.

March 17, 2017

Toronto – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) is expressing alarm over the Ontario government’s summary of its recent public consultation on Basic Income.

March 13, 2017

The pension plan for current and former OPSEU members in the Ontario Public Service, the LCBO, and other agencies is fully funded and has been so for eight years in a row.

March 10, 2017

The OPSEU collective agreement in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) expires on December 31, 2017. In preparation for bargaining, all OPSEU members in the OPS are invited to complete one of two 2017 demand-set surveys online. The survey will be live from February 23 to March 13, 2017.


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July 19, 2017
MGS Sub Committees Communications Debbie Ponte, James Cushing, Richard King Infrastructure Technology Services James Cushing, Gary Lawrence, Richard King
July 19, 2017
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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
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Pension and Benefits

November 16, 2016
OPSEU has negotiated a new agreement with the Ontario government on post-retirement benefits for members of the OPTrust pension plan.
October 25, 2016
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas has sent the letter below to all OPSEU members in the OPSEU Pension Trust pension plan.
September 30, 2016
The Pension Liaison Committee invites you or someone you know to get involved with the OPSEU Pension Trust (OPTrust) by applying to be a Trustee.