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


Two Recent Press Releases from OPSEU and OCEW

Many of you may have received an email blast directed at the members of OPSEU's Sector 3 - Boards of Education and Cultural Institutions, if OPSEU Communications has ever received your email address. For the benefit of the members who are not on OPSEU corporate email lists, we have added the press release here. It details the important first step in negotiations on our path to our new benefit plan. We will have more detailed information as the negotiation process continues, but this step needed to happen before the rest of the process can continue.

For the past few years at the OPSEU Convention, OPSEU has been attempting to showcase the talents of the members of the union across the province. This year, they have added the chance to win even more money on your journey to union Stardom! If you can sing, dance, tell jokes, or have other entertaining talents, you can enter for a chance to win up to $1500 bucks in the Region, and a chance to win more at the Convention. If you're interested, click on the link for more information!


Expect a more indepth update very soon.


OCEW Ratifies Contract Extension, Reminder - Meeting tomorrow Cancelled.

Today, March 6th, The Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW) ratified the two-year contract extension that was voted on at the last General Membership Meeting.
More information can be found on the press release linked below (image).
This is also a reminder that the Special General Membership Meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow has been canceled due to the passing of Smokey Thomas' mother. Our thoughts are with Smokey and his family at this time. We will let you know when the meeting is rescheduled.
OCEW ratifies contract extension

Reminder - General Membership Meeting

General Membership Meeting and Ratification Vote is STILL A GO TONIGHT!
Please be advised that after much consideration and watching all local area weather updates, we have decided that to go ahead as planned.

Drive safe and hope to see you all tonight.


Reminder - General Membership Meeting

Central Agreement Tentative Extension Deal Reached/General Membership Meeting.

Last night the Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW), the body that represents members of OPSEU in the Boards of Education Sector, negotiated a deal to extend our Central Agreement.
The General Membership Meeting/Ratification Vote will be held at Eastview Secondary School in Barrie on February 13th.
The flyer for the meeting will be posted and sent out tomorrow(Thursday).
The press release is attached for those who would like more information.


OCEW Bargaining Update #4

The Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW), our central bargaining team, has released an update today. The update can be read here.

Central Bargaining Update #3

The Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW), our central negotiations group, has released a 3rd update about this round of bargaining. The Press Release can be found here.

OCEW Bargaining Update #2

The Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW) has released a press release today with an update to bargaining. Click here for the Press Release

OCEW Bargaining Update

This Bargaining Update was released the Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW) on Friday. We were unable to release it then because I, (Jason) was at a Social Media training event at OPSEU. I am aware of the irony of not being able to release a social media update because I was away at Social Media training. Some of you may have seen it on the OPSEU.org website or in the weekly OPSEU e-newsletter. Please read, and share with your co-workers to stay up to date.


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