The Employment Standards Act was updated effective January 1, 2018. For most employees in bargaining unit positions, the changes won't have a great impact because the benefits and standards set out in our Collective Agreement are superior to the minimum standards set in the Employment Standards Act. However, it's important to note that anything in the Employment Standards Act which is not covered or superseded by our Collective Agreement still applies to us. One change that m
You might not be aware that one of the many perks of being a member of OPSEU is the group rates and discounts that our members enjoy. As mentioned in a previous post, Arthur J. Gallagher (previously CG & B Group) offers a group rate package for Professional Liability Insurance, but they also offer preferred rates for home & auto insurance. Baka Wireless offers group rate discounts on wireless plans from Bell. In my experience with group rate wireless providers, I find that in
If you submitted your application for the February Educational weekend, you should be receiving confirmation soon. Don't forget to book your hotel room at the Courtyard by Marriott Downtown by January 9th. OPSEU will cover half the cost for single occupancy or the full cost of double occupancy - so find a buddy to bunk with and prepare for a great weekend of learning with and about OPSEU Region 5's members and activities.