Benefit Deductions for 2016

Our benefit plan is set up for annual renewal, which means that components of our plan and the amount we pay may change every January. Great West Life looks at its costs and expenses compared to the amount that our members and the employer contribute through our payroll deductions and determine any adjustments that are needed to cover the plan. Unfortunately, the employer’s contributions, as per our Collective Agreement remain the same from year to year. Therefore, our members absorb any additional costs associated with any benefit premium increases.


IMPORTANT MESSAGE FOR OPSEU LOCAL 330 -Ratification Vote Canceled

We have been requested to inform members of local 330, that due to the weather the Central Negotiations team has been delayed in Northern Ontario, therefore the Ratification Vote scheduled for tomorrow, Jan 11th at 5:30 pm at Eastview Secondary School is CANCELED. As soon as the Central team have a new date the information will be emailed and posted on our Website, Facebook and Twitter.

Central Ratification Vote - Monday January 11th at Eastview SS

This is a reminder of the Ratification vote tomorrow, Monday night at Eastview Secondary School in Barrie. The doors open at 5:30, and the Central Negotiating team will be present to answer any questions you may have about the deal.
This is for the Central portion of our contract only, Local Negotiations continue on January 18th and 22nd with a conciliator.  It is important that you come out to vote tomorrow night and make your voice heard!

Strike Committee Update

Yesterday, OPSEU Local 330 officially formed a local strike committee. We met and have started the initial picket captain training. Today we continue to work towards strike preparation. Although, we are preparing for a strike, we have January 18th & 22nd scheduled for negotiations with the employer and a conciliator. We are hopeful these meetings will be positive and productive. Stay tuned for possible job action in the coming weeks.

Ratification Vote Update

More information for the Ratification Vote for the Central Agreement can be found here

OCEW Bargaining Update - Tentative Settlement Document Recieved

We have received the Tentative Agreement, 48 page document between the Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW, Our central negotiators), The Public School Board Association and the Crown. We will not be posting the document on our website at this time, however we will be sending it out to our OPSEU 330 email lists. If you are not a member of our email list, it is important for you to register using a personal email, so we can communicate with you directly, as we may need to post information that we would not want to employer to have access to.

OPSEU Boards of Education Central Agreement Highlights

Today, we received the highlight document about our central deal with the Ontario Government and the Council of Trustees' Association. That document can be found here.
This highlight document is the only information we currently have, and expect the full 48 page Central Agreement document to be available to be distributed electronically in early January, ahead of the ratification vote.

Tentative Agreement Update

To all Members of Local 330

2015 EI Code - Employment Insurance Guidelines for 10 month employees for the 2015-2016 school year

The Employment Insurance Guidelines for 10 month employees for the 2015-2016 school year are now available. If you need more information, or have further questions please contact a steward, or the office (, 705-739-7232)


OCEW Bargaining Update - Tentative Settlement Reached!

The Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW) has released an update announcing that they have reached a tentative settlement. The press release can be found here. OPSEU Local 330 thanks them for their hard work to reach a settlement. More information about the settlement and ratification details will follow!


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