Professional Development Opportunity

Information about our upcoming PD opportunities on the two PD days, October 21st, or November 18th 2016. This is a professional development opportunity put forward by your local in association with The Gilbert Centre. More information can be found on the flyer (linked here). Registration opens Monday September 12th at 4 pm.


Welcome Back Everyone!

I hope everyone enjoyed their summer, and that you had plenty of rest and relaxation and that you are refreshed and ready to go!

We are starting the 2016-2017 school year with some good news. We have received our first raise from our 2014-2017 contract on September 1st, of 1%. This should be reflected in your payroll portal for the next pay, which is Friday September 9th, 2016. Our next raise will be in February of 2017, of .5%.

Gratuity Payout- September 7. 2016

If you are eligible* and elected to take your gratuity payout by cash, please note the payout from the board will happen on September 7th, on a separate pay.
The payout has already been processed therefore, it should be visible in the payroll portal shortly.

*eligible employees (hired before October 1998) were previously contacted by the Board and chose their payout options by June 30,2016.



Annual Offence Declaration 2016

The Employer has recently informed Local 330 that up to 65 members have not completed the online Annual Offence Declaration.
It is mandatory that education workers have this background check in place before working in a school environment, as per the Education Act and the SCDSB APM.

Summer 2016 Newsletter

Just in time for your summer reading, here is the Summer 2016 OPSEU 330 Newsletter.

Clarification - Last Working Day, EA's.

Please note the last working day for Elementary EA's is June 30th.

As Secondary EA's have varying last working days, please refer to memo 149 or consult with your administrator for your last working day.

Enjoy the weekend!

Educational Assistant Last Day of Work 2016

Educational assistants please note your last day of paid work is June 30th. You will not be paid for Canada Day July 1st, therefore you may start an EI claim after work on June 30th. Please note your last pay day is also June 30th as a result of the holiday landing on Friday.
The Reference Code for EI Applications for June 2016 school-related intake:

Early/Reduced Gratuity Payment Reminder

All OPSEU Permanent Staff should have received an email from Payroll on their Board email about the opportunity to take a reduced gratuity payout this year, if eligible, as part of the central provisions of our collective agreement. The complete email has been reproduced below as a reminder. For an explanation about the difference between the Sick Leave Gratuity and Frozen Sick Time, please see our previous post here.

Good morning,

Reminder - Region 3 Picnic - Bass Lake Provincial Park, This Saturday

Just a reminder to everyone that OPSEU Region 3 is hosting a Family Picnic this Saturday at Bass Lake Provincial Park, just outside of Orillia. Everyone is invited to attend after RSVP-ing to Sean Platt, Region 3 Executive Board Member at More information can be found on the flyer

Ontario Health Coalition Vote May 28th - Across the Province

Many of you are aware of the effects of the cuts on the Provincial Health Care system by the Provincial and Federal Governments. This is being felt in our region by the potential closure of services at Georgian Bay General Hospital in Midland, closure of beds and the layoff of staff at Orillia Soldiers Memorial Hospital, as well as the trend of cutting funding for front line services at Royal Victoria Hospital in Barrie.  A volunteer organization, The Ontario Health Coalition (link), has organized a Provincial Referendum to protest these cuts. 
We hope that many of you will take the time to vote in this important referendum tomorrow, showing support for stopping the cuts and increasing front-line funding in the health care system. 
There will be voting stations set up in various communities across Simcoe County on May 28th (link). You can also vote via email by following the instructions on this page (E-Mail Vote).
Results will be announced on Monday May 30th.

Enjoy the weekend!


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