OCEW Update - Benefit Trust, May 2018

Please see the latest press release from OCEW regarding the Benefit Trust. <Press Release>


Benefit Trust Update

Benefit Trust Update – for all those “currently” enrolled in benefits

I received the following update from our OPSEU Negotiator. At this time a release will not be sent out from OCEW, and therefore was told that I can share the email.

“I want to let you know that there are some legal issues that are delaying the OCEW enrollment process. As a result, eligible members have not yet received the welcome kit/package from the Ontario Teachers Insurance Plan (OTIP), and in some cases, some Locals may have had your school boards tell you that the June 1st rollout date is not confirmed.

June 1st still remains the target date for the benefit transition and OCEW is working on resolving these issues as soon as possible. Once these issues are resolved members will be provided with instructions on the enrollment process.

I will continue to update all of you with any new information.”

As I receive information from the Employer or OPSEU Staff, an update will be provided. If you have any questions, or if concerns come up regarding your current benefits please email me at opseu330@bellnet.ca  

Kelly Martin


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 opseu330@bellnet.ca


OCEW Benefit Plan Press Release = March 7th 2018

Please see the attached Benefit Trust update from the Ontario Council of Education Workers (OCEW).
Press Release here.

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.



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