Official Website for OPSEU Local 415

OPSEU reaches agreement on Public Sector Pensions

On October 23, 2012 the Ontario Public Service Employees Union reached an agreement with the Government of Ontario to maintain joint control of pension plans and ensure their viability over coming years.

Read OPSEU news release here :http://www.opseu.org/news/press2012/october-23-2012.htm

and CAAT-A bulletin here: http://www.caatpension.on.ca/en/about-us/promoting-your-retirement-security

Bargaining Team Final Newsletter

Please read the full news letter here

Post-Secondary Education reform Article in the Toronto Star

Professors and students say higher education reforms a threat to academic freedom.

Here is a link to the October 4, 2012 Toronto Star article about college and university teachers and students warning that reforms to higher education being considered by Queen’s Park are a threat to academic freedom. http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1266370–professors-and-students-say-higher-education-reforms-a-threat-to-academic-freedom

 

 

Rock for Public Services with Tom Cochtane & Red Rider-Free-Oct.06

Join us for this FREE EVENT with Tom Cochrane & Red Rider visit Scotiabank Place on Oct.6,2012-doors open @ 6:30 p.m.

Click on the CUPE Local 503 link below to see event advertisement.

Canadian rock legends http://www.tomcochrane.com/>Tom Cochrane & Red Rider will headline this year’s spectacular edition of Rock for Public Services at http://www.scotiabankplace.com/> Scotiabank Place. This live event, which will offer free admission to all fans, is set for Saturday, Oct.06,2012. The concert will be presented by http://www.cupe503.com/> CUPE Local 503 and http://www.cupe.on.ca/> CUPE Ontario to celebrate the efforts of municipal and health care workers  in the City of Ottawa and the Ottawa-Gatineau area.

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see Canadian icons Tom Cochrane & red Rider headline this year’s Rock for Public Services on Saturday Oct.06,2012 at Scotiabank Place. For more details on this event please visit http://www.scotiabankplace.com/en/default.asp?scotiabankplace=57&urlkeyword> Scotiabank Place.

Please note that donations to Dave Smith Youth Treatment Centre will be accepted.

 

Ontario restraint bill much more than two-year wage freeze

An article written by Thomas Walkom PHD, Toronto Star national affairs columnist tells us how proposed legislation would give Ontario’s cabinet wartime -style powers over public workers until at least 2018, telling us what we are going to be entitled or not entitled to.

Article Highlights:

-If approved by legislature, the Protecting Public Service bill would allow the government to not just freeze the wages it pays to unionized employees-but roll them back.

-It would give cabinet the power to scrap or modify salary grids-as it has already done with the province’s teachers.

-The government would also be able to unilaterally change or eliminate any non-wage benefits unionized public sector workers now receive.

-The bill would bar unions from either striking or appealing such decisions to the courts.

Here is the link to the article:

http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/politics/article/1263939–walkom-ontario-restraint-bill-much-more-than-two-year-wage-freeze

Here is the link to the proposed bill, which if passed, will implement measures concerning restraint in the public sector: Protecting Public Service Act 2012:

http://www.fin.gov.on.ca/en/savings/protecting.html

Please take a minute and let your MPP know you are not going to sit by while the Ontario Governments strips you of your constitutional rights, bargaining protection etc.

MPP address and Contact Information

http://www.ontla.on.ca/web/members/member_addresses.do?locale=en