Reminder - General Membership Meeting May 15th

Just a quick reminder of the General Membership Meeting/Social Night being held at the Ferndale Banquet Hall on Tuesday May 15th!

More details on the Flyer/Agenda, and hope to see you all there!



GMM- May 15 2018

General Membership Meeting – May 15, 2018
Ferndale Banquet Hall, Ferndale Industrial Ave, Barrie
(just off Dunlop and Ferndale-turn at Simcoe Block)

General Membership Meeting, Tuesday, May 15th. Registration begins at 4:45 pm, Social Meet and Greet 5-6:00pm, with refreshments, hot apps, cash bar and live music. Meeting starts at 6 pm. Following the meeting live music will continue and cash bar will be open until 8:30-9pm.
As we have a light agenda, we have decided to make this a Membership Meet and Greet with a brief meeting to address business of the local. We are always looking for new ways to engage with our membership and to get people out and involved. We hope that you will join us on May 15th,  meet your local team and fellow members.
This is your opportunity to ask questions of the Local Executive, and for the Local to conduct business that requires the input of the members of the local. Please share this information with your colleagues! It’s important for members to come out, and to be up to date on information.

Click here for Flyer and Agenda

Hope to see you there!
Kelly Martin and 330 Executive



OCEW Update - Benefit Trust

Please see the attached Benefit Trust update from the Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW). Please join us on May 15, 2018, for our Meet and Greet General Membership meeting. Come out and meet your fellow union members and your local Executive. Benefit Trust will be on the agenda, and you will have the opportunity to ask questions and get information. The flyer will be sent out shortly.

<OCEW Press Release> <Plan Welcome Letter> <Plan Summary> <Plan Frequently asked Questions>

If you have any questions please contact Kelly Martin, at


Benefit Trust Update & General Membership Meeting- Save the Date

The OCEW – Ontario Council of Education Workers met on April 10th, to review and finalize the new plan details. OPSEU Staff Negotiator, Anastasios Zafiriadis has confirmed a few details with me that I wanted to send out while we wait for an official OCEW update. He has confirmed that the new date of June 1st , 2018, has been set as the plan rollover date by the Council and OTIP. He further explained that Website registration instructions and plan information will be sent to all “currently enrolled” benefit plan members by Mid-May. The last few details are requiring signatures to finalize and approve the plan structure and once they are received, the official update with more details will be sent out.

While we recognize that the change in benefit plans has been an enhancement through Central Bargaining that many have been patiently waiting for, the process of implementation and accurate timelines and information has been painstaking. We are happy to know that we are very close to being a part of the Benefit Trust.  

Due to the change in the Benefit Trust rollover date back in April, I had decided to wait to schedule our Spring General Membership meeting until I had some finalized information of the plan. Based on what has recently been confirmed, we will be having our Spring General Membership Meeting on May 15th , at Ferndale Banquet Hall in Barrie. The Executive and I, have decided to make the General Membership meeting, an OPSEU Local 330 Social Event, combined with a meeting.  There will be live music before and after the meeting, hors d’oeuvres and snacks,a cash bar will be open, and there will be lots of door prizes to give away!

We hope that you will come out and mingle with your 330 Team and it’s Fabulous members! Flyer and agenda to follow.  Save the Date – evening of May 15th, 2018.

It’s important to be informed and educated about your union and your right’s! This is an opportunity to bring your concerns, ask question or just listen to the information shared.

Looking forward to seeing you,
Kelly Martin


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 -


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  

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 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
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




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