Demutualization Funds

The application for approval to distribute the proceeds of the Demutualization Fund is before the courts today. Upon approval, OPSEU will send communication out to those members who are entitled to a share of the proceeds. Stay tuned-the end maybe in sight!

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Aggressive Incident Reporting: New Process

There is now an online process for reporting aggressive incidents. On the staff website go to: Board, Manuals & Directories, Health & Safety Procedures Manual,Section 08. In the drop down box on the left side of the screen click Aggressive Incidents and the forms will be visible for clicking on and completing. The form will automatically have your name attached to the document. Click on Add New Incident on the upper right of the first box to complete the form.

Newsletter - Fall 2013

Here is the latest edition of Schoolwork, the newsletter of OPSEU 330.

Welcoming New Members

Today OPSEU 330 welcomed 20 new members into our family, representing IT/Office/Clerical staff and educational assistants. Thank you to you all for signing cards and bringing your skills and support to our Local. We look forward to seeing you at our November General Meeting. Info will be out end of October. Have a great weekend everyone!

P.D. Day

PD Day Reminder:

OPSEU members will be at work on October 11th. It is a paid working day. EAs will be taking part in professional development sessions, Office/clerical/IT staff will be at their own worksites unless otherwise advised.

At this time there is no confirmation that OPSEU members will be have the option to request 5 unpaid leave days. There should be information by the end of September regarding this. The Ministry of Education has to officially notify the Board of Education of this intent.

Limited Open Enrollment Period for Benefit Plan

Plans are underway to provide a limited opportunity for members who enrolled in benefits prior to 2006 to permanently determine benefit level requirement, and for part time members to enroll in the benefit plan. Letters will be sent out to those members who are eligible for this opportunity.This will be a one time opportunity to ensure stability in our plan. Watch for more information.

Newsletter: on it's way!

The Fall 2013 edition of SchoolWork will be sent out to contacts this weekend and print copies to schools next week. Have a great weekend!

Re: OMERS Sponsors Corporation final decision re plan changes

All five motions failed.  Please note the wording in the last sentence “The SC heard and appreciates the input received from a variety of stakeholders and is looking at ways to enhance its communications.
Please click on the link below to view the OMERS plan changes decision.
http://www.omerssc.com/4960.aspx

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Safe Welcome program in SCDSB

You may be aware that earlier this school year the Provincial Government announced funding for a program called Safe Welcome. This funding is intended to pay for intercom and video technology so schools can keep front doors locked.

Schoolwork

Here is the Spring/Summer 2013 SchoolWork magazine. A limited number of physical copies will be sent to worksites. If you would like to contribute to the magazine in the future please contact Lesley. All submissions welcome!

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