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SAVE THE ONTARIO RANGERS CAMPAIGN

August 26, 2013 Close to 100 former Ontario Junior Rangers and their supporters gathered this past weekend for a successful reunion jamboree in Huntsville more...

August 21, 2013 A long-time advocate for the Ontario (Junior) Ranger program writes that the Liberal government’s decision to eliminate it represents missed opportunities for thousands of young people”  more...

RAINBOW ALLIANCE

August 21, 2013 Morgen Veres, Region 4 Rainbow Alliance Representative invites all OPSEU members in Region 4 to attend this weekend’s Capital Pride festivities in Ottawa. This year’s theme, “Be Loud. Be Proud.”  more...

LIQUOR BOARD EMPLOYEES DIVISION

August 20, 2013 LBED is looking to fill two positions on its employment equity committee. The deadline for applications is Sept. 19, 2013  more...

MENTAL HEALTH

August 19, 2013 OPSEU members at Peel Crisis have reached a tentative first agreement with St. Elizabeth Healthcare. It is only the second bargaining unit at the not-for-profit organization to do so. More.  more...

NEWS RELEASE

August 15, 2013 Workers at Nipissing Mental Health Housing and Support Services in North Bay reached a tentative agreement with their employer late last evening. The deal was ratified later this morning at a meeting of the membership  more...

MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION

August 15, 2013 Facing $6 million in budget cuts, Providence Care is telling staff today of one of the biggest job losses in the history of the former Kingston Psychiatric hospital. more...


CHILDREN’S AID SOCIETIES

August 14, 2013 Over 150 Local 116 members wore black to work, tied black balloons to their car aerials, then rallied at noon outside London Middlesex CAS. more...

NEWS RELEASE

August 13, 2013 Liberal governments since 2008 bear responsibility for a labour board decision yesterday that takes away the democratic right of college part-time workers to form a union more...


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MINISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES

August 13, 2013 The implementation of a restructuring plan announced today by the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources will require close monitoring to ensure that staff do not suffer job losses, says the president of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union. more...

HOSPITAL PROFESSIONALS

August 12, 2013 Hospital professionals at Burlington’s Joseph Brant Hospital have ratified their first contract, another sign of progress for paramedical professionals who are members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) more...

NOTICE

August 9, 2013 Canada is richer than ever yet not all its citizen shareholders are getting the same dividend. We live in a society marked by income inequality. It takes a lot to change how we view the world and economics. Just as the U.S. has learned, strong unions and employment standards, including improved minimum wages are what we need to build prosperity. more...

OPS: SAVE THE RANGERS

August 9, 2013 Enter for a chance to win an overnight stay in an authentic Mongolian Yurt, a hand-painted canoe paddle, a vintage Ranger badge and a whole lot more just by contributing to the Friends of the Ontario Ranger Program (FORP) fund raiser. Your donation will help with their campaign to save the Ontario Ranger Program.
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MINISTRY OF CHILDREN AND YOUTH SERVICES

August 8, 2013 The Ontario Government paved the way for the crisis at Canada’s largest jail for youth, and it has the power to turn around the volatile and dangerous situation, says the union for staff there. more...

NEWS RELEASE

August 2, 2013 OPSEU says yesterday’s by-election results show most people reject Progressive Conservatives plans for austerity, reduced community services and regressive American style labour rights. “The people in 4 of 5 ridings rejected extreme policies, even though by-elections are often simply an opportunity to protest government performance…It was also great to see change through the election of NDP candidates in 2 ridings” said President Thomas. more...

CONFERENCES

July 31, 2013 This year’s Editors’ Weekend is October 25-27 at the Courtyard Marriot in Toronto. The weekend will offer a full program of workshops covering different skills and technical tips for producing ever better newsletters. Deadline for applications is September 20. more...

July 31, 2013 The official 2013 Newsletter and Website Awards entry form is now available. The deadline for submissions is September 20, 2013. more...

NEWS RELEASE

July 30, 2013 OPSEU is calling on the candidates in the London-West provincial byelection to declare whether or not they support a moratorium on a plan to cut 27 jobs at the local Children’s Aid Society more...

LABATT BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN

July 30, 2013 NUPGE brewery worker Frank O'Leary speaks out about the ongoing strike in Newfoundland. The war to set global labour standards in the brewing industry continues in the Canadian city of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador. NUPGE members continue to stand against the demands of their Employer. more...

MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY AND SOCIAL SERVICES

July 29, 2013 MERC News Issue 4, July 2013. Message from the Chair, computer problems plague FRO, ODSP update more...

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT

July 25, 2013 In a letter to the editor submitted to the Globe and Mail, OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas writes that Detroit would have likely avoided bankruptcy had state legislators adopted Ontario’s model of joint trustee pension plans. more...

HEALTH CARE DIVISIONAL COUNCIL

July 25, 2013 OPSEU members stand for medicare along with thousands of others in Niagara-on-the-Lake. more...

MUNICIPAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CORPORATION

July 22, 2013 ImpacT - News for OPSEU members at MPAC from your leadership team, Volume 13, Issue 2: If you’re looking for a good price on one slightly-used full-length turnstile, MPAC has a deal for you. more...

PENSIONS

July 19, 2013 OPSEU is seeking applications for pension trustees for both OMERS and OPSEU Pension Trust. For OMERS click here. FOR OPTrust click here.

RAINBOW ALLIANCE

July 19, 2013 Members of the Rainbow Alliance celebrated Pride Toronto 2013: “Superqueer!” in true OPSEU style more...

NEWEST MEMBERS

July 19, 2013 In an agreement signed July 9, 2013, the University of Guelph Police Association has merged with OPSEU. more...

NOTICE

July 16, 2013 Ontario law about childcare in home-based settings is clear. A family home used for childcare need not be regulated if it has five or fewer children less than 10 years old, not including the caregiver's children. more...

NEWEST MEMBERS

July 15. 2013 OPSEU is proud to welcome our second group of members from Red Cross Care Partners (RCCP) in Norfolk County. more...

ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE

July 15. 2013 Fixed-term employees are now eligible for extended benefits covering dental and supplementary health and hospital care more...

PUBLICATIONS

July 12, 2013 In Solidarity, The newsletter for OPSEU Stewards and Activists: Volume 20, Number 3, Summer 2013. more...

OPS: SAVE THE RANGERS

July 11, 2013 News Release Shocked by the government’s decision to shut down the program, former Ontario Forest Rangers will hold a jamboree in Huntsville, Aug. 24, to help press their campaign to have the program restored in the 2014 provincial budget.  more...

July 11, 2013 Friends of the Ontario Ranger Program (FORP) are looking for alumnae Rangers to attend a Jamboree, Aug. 24  more...

SOCIAL JUSTICE FUND

July 4, 2013  Makupo (Malawi) Development Group thanks Smokey and OPSEU for ongoing support. more...

ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE

The 2013-2014 OPS Collective Agreement for Central, Unified and Corrections (including Salary Schedules) is now available online.  more...

ONTARIO PUBLIC SERVICE

Send an e-mail directly to your MPP by visiting this page now. more...

NOTICE

The Ontario government is cutting wages and staff. Instead, they should be documenting management waste in ministries, agencies, offices, and other undertakings. Use the ORNGE Line, a new online resource, to alert us to the waste in your workplace today. more........

MINISTRY OF THE ATTORNEY GENERAL: COURT REPORTERS

For nearly five years the employer has refused to comply with a Grievance Settlement Board decision that found transcript work should be covered by the collective agreement. Sign a postcard to Chris Bentley, telling him to quit with the union-busting tactics   more...

CHILD TREATMENT SECTOR

Send an e-mail to Premier Dalton McGuinty and Eric Hoskins, Minister of Children and Youth Services. more..........

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Canadian delegates will be traveling with Horizons of Friendship to visit grassroots organizations in Nicaragua working to end poverty in their country.  Our blog

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