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February 24, 2017

Over 90 Belle River and Lakeshore residents came together February 18 to call on the Ontario government to provide a publicly-run ServiceOntario office in Belle River.

February 21, 2017

Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU, sent the following letter to the editor of Toronto Life on February 17 regarding an article the magazine published online on February 1

February 18, 2017

Residents of Belle River want a publicly run ServiceOntario centre, a community meeting on Saturday heard. Check out the full story on AM800 here.

February 17, 2017

Toronto – In a stunning victory for nine Ontario communities, most of them rural, the provincial government has announced that their publicly operated ServiceOntario centres, which had been slated for closure, will remain open.

February 17, 2017

Belle River – Representatives of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) will welcome MPP Taras Natyshak and members of the public to a community meeting to discuss making Belle River’s S


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.
April 4, 2017
The Crown Employees Collective Bargaining Act (CECBA) states that the employer and the union must have an essential and emergency services (EES) agreement in place before an employee may s
April 4, 2017
The content of the "EESA and Survey Guide" document is below:

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]

Send the CERC team an email at [email protected]

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

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

May 20, 2016
Appealing OPS Denied Benefit Claims What insured benefits can I appeal? Supplementary Health and Hospital Insurance Dental
March 24, 2016
Under the new OPS collective agreement, if employees on Long Term Income Protection (LTIP) have both a minimum of 30 years of pension credit and are eligible to retire to an unreduced
December 10, 2015
On Feb. 18, 2014, the provincial Liberal government announced that effective Jan. 1, 2017, the eligibility criteria for post-retirement benefits were changing for retired public service employees.