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
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”
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.”
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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...
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)
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.
Click here to enter...
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.
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.
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.
July 31, 2013 The official 2013 Newsletter and Website Awards entry form is now available.
The deadline for submissions is September 20, 2013.
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
LABATT BOYCOTT CAMPAIGN
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
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.
HEALTH CARE DIVISIONAL COUNCIL
July 25, 2013
OPSEU members stand for medicare along with thousands of others in Niagara-on-the-Lake.
MUNICIPAL PROPERTY ASSESSMENT CORPORATION
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.
July 19, 2013 OPSEU is seeking applications for pension trustees for both
OMERS and OPSEU Pension Trust. For OMERS
click here. FOR OPTrust
July 19, 2013 Members of the Rainbow Alliance celebrated Pride Toronto 2013:
“Superqueer!” in true OPSEU style
July 19, 2013
In an agreement signed July 9, 2013, the University of Guelph Police Association
has merged with OPSEU. more...
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.
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...
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.
July 11, 2013 Friends of the Ontario Ranger Program (FORP) are
looking for alumnae Rangers to attend a Jamboree, Aug. 24
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...
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.
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
CHILD TREATMENT SECTOR
an e-mail to Premier Dalton McGuinty and Eric Hoskins, Minister of Children and