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OPSEU/SEFPO has won an important battle around vacation and pregnancy/parental leave. An arbitrator has ruled that colleges cannot force faculty employees to take vacation during leaves. The grievance arose when a college professor wanted to take pregnancy leave. During her leave, she would be paid by Employment Insurance, which was topped up by the college’s...

OPS Logo: Ontario Public Service. FPO Logo: Fonction publique de l'Ontario

OPSEU/SEFPO is hailing Arbitrator Nimal Dissanayake’s ruling that four articles in the OPS Unified collective agreement defended by the Employer violate human rights legislation. The ruling concerned two requirements regarding employees receiving, or considering, long-term insurance protection (LTIP). “This is just another example of what a strong union can do for working people,” said OPSEU/SEFPO...

OPSEU sector 16 property assessment

OPSEU has won a victory against the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation (MPAC) on behalf of members who moved out of the Ministry of Finance to OPAC/MPAC in 1998. In 2016, OPSEU filed a grievance when MPAC refused to provide a special compensation entitlement on termination laid out in the collective agreement. Arbitrator Robert D. Howe...

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