Just a Reminder - OMERS: Understanding your Pension

Just a reminder that OPSEU 330 is hosting an OMERS - Understanding Your Pension session on Saturday May 12th.
There are just 4 spots remaining. This is a great opportunity to learn what your pension can do for you!
Last day to register is Thursday April 19th!

More information on the Flyer.


First Submission for the International Day of Pink

Terry Fox is our first group photo for OPSEU Local 330, supporting the International Day Of Pink!
Please take a group photo of the OPSEU members at your school wearing Pink and email to Kelly - opseu330@bellnet.ca


International Day of Pink

Join OPSEU Local 330 in celebrating diversity and raising awareness to stop homophobia, transphobia, transmisogyny, and all forms of bullying, by wearing PINK tomorrow, for International Day of Pink. We encourage you to wear your PINK Anti-Bullying OPSEU t-shirt, or any pink apparel you have.

We would appreciate photos showing the solidarity from your schools and our members wearing PINK to post on our Facebook and Twitter pages and to share in the upcoming Newsletter. Please email the photos to opseu330@bellnet.ca.  

We regret that we have finally sold out of our existing Pink Shirts, however, are planning on offering the purchase of a new PINK shirt next school year.

Kind regards,


OPSEU 330 Hosting OMERS Pension Session

OMERS "ONE on ONE" - Understanding Your Pension
Saturday May 12th, 2018
Local 330 is offering an opportunity for members to meet "One on One” with a representative from  the Ontario Municipal Employees Retirement System (OMERS), to discuss your pension!  If you're thinking of retiring, or are interested in understanding your pension, see the attached flyer for more details and book your session. These sessions are great for those members getting ready to use their pensions, as well as members just starting out and what that pension really means!
The “One to One” Sessions are being held on Saturday May 12th, 2018 at our local office, at 80 Bradford St, Suite 104, Barrie, ON.

Please Scan and Email the completed flyer to opseu330@bellnet.ca to reserve your place!


EI Code March Break 2018

For those needing the code to file for Employment Insurance over the March Break, here is the EI Code document. The applicable codes can also be found on the Staff Website in the Payroll Portal.

If you have any questions please contact Kelly at 705-739-7232 or by email at opseu330@bellnet.ca
Happy Holidays! Enjoy your break!


Bill 115 Remedy Payment Update!

I am happy to share good news!

The Ministry has confirmed the recalculated payment amounts and the school board has advised that qualifying Permanent Employees will receive payment on the March 23rd pay and that qualifying supply/temporary employees will receive payment on the March 30th pay. The payments are now; $611.93 for 1 year and $1223.86 for 2 years. There will be a separate line on your pay stub to indicate the amount paid. The monies received will not be taxed or have deductions, but will appear on a regular pay.

If you are retired or no longer an employee for the SCDSB, the payment will be sent to the banking information that the board has on file and if payment is sent back to the employer a cheque will be mailed out.

You must have worked in the 2012-2013 and/or the 2013-2014 school years to qualify for the Remedy Payment.

Kelly Martin



OCEW Benefit Plan Press Release = March 7th 2018

Please see the attached Benefit Trust update from the Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW).
Press Release here.

OCEW Benefit Plan Press Release

Please find attached an important Press Release from the Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW). The update provides details of first steps in the changeover of our current employer and self-funded benefit plan to the new OCEW Benefits Trust through the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP). There will be more information released in the coming weeks about the plan and how to access the plan website and details. Please share this widely with your OPSEU colleagues and have them sign up to our mailing lists to stay on top of the latest information about the plan!
Kelly Martin


Bill 115 Settlement Communique

Please read the following communique from OPSEU regarding the status of the Bill 115 settlement payment. While I am extremely disappointed by the news of a further delay, I am pleased that the cause of the delay is a recalculation of eligible members resulting in an increase in monies for those eligible for the damages award. This settlement only includes those that worked in the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 school years for the SCDSB in an OPSEU position..

Any further questions regarding the settlement can be directed to our Staff Negotiator, Anastasios Zafiriadis, at azafiriadis@opseu.org.

We will communicate when we have more information about the date and final totals.



Violence in the Workplace News Coverage

On tonight's CTV Barrie newscast, CTV Barrie made a report on the increasing levels of violence in classrooms/our workplaces. Our president, Kelly Martin is one of the people interviewed.  https://barrie.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=1310411
Violence in the Workplace continues to be a topic that your local is dedicated to addressing with the Board, and the provincial Ministries of Education and Labour.


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