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Correctional Services
 

September 18, 2013  The ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services decision to not charge the inmates involved in the Sept. 8 riot at the Toronto Jail was a short-term fix that will have long term negative effects on every institution in the province.  more...

August 8, 2012 Lock Talk - A publication of the OPSEU Corrections Division: After 10 years of discussions, labour and management have agreed on a Workload Analysis Tool that will analysis workload issues for probation and parole officers. more...

January 19, 2012 Lock Talk - A publication of the OPSEU Corrections Division: The MERC has negotiated a memorandum of settlement specific to Institutional Services which will allow suspensions with pay to also apply to Fixed Term members. more...

December 22, 2011 Lock Talk - A publication of the OPSEU Corrections Division: The MCYS and MCSCS MERC teams are pleased to announce they have reached an agreement in relation to the latest PO3 decision. more...

September 23, 2010 Lock Talk - A publication of the OPSEU Corrections Division: As a result of the numerous concerns regarding member representation during ASMPP meetings, the OPSEU Executive Board has approved training for two representatives from each Youth and Adult facility. more...

September 15, 2010 Lock Talk - A publication of the OPSEU Corrections Division: A number of concerns regarding the application and administration of the ASMPP were identified over the last year, and a series of meetings have taken place to resolve a number of issues. more...

Aug 5, 2010 Lock Talk - A publication of the OPSEU Corrections Division: An agreement has been reached between MCYS Youth Justice and OPSEU regarding Fixed Term (Unclassified) Rollovers. more...

June 10, 2010 TEDC has opened its new Staff Engagement Centre after months of planning and hard work.  more..

Some questions and answers on ASMPP

February 12, 2010 Lock Talk - A publication of the OPSEU Corrections Division: Information in the February 10 edition of Lock Talk has raised some concerns regarding the Attendance Support and Management Pilot Program. Here are some answers to the questions you have been asking. more…

ASMPP causing concerns

February 10, 2010 Lock Talk - A publication of the OPSEU Corrections Division: ASMPP causing concerns; ASMPP and Absenteeism Target Incentives clarified; OPT introduces a new member buy-back option. more…

JASIC targets met!

January 29, 2010 Lock Talk - A publication of the OPSEU Corrections Division: Attendance targets set out under the Joint Attendance Strategy and Implementation Committee (JASIC) have been met. more…

Terms of reference for JASIC now signed off

December 24, 2009 Lock Talk: A publication of the OPSEU Corrections Division The parties met December 23 and signed off on the Terms of Reference for the Joint Attendance Strategy and Implementation Committee (JASIC). more...

Corrections SAROC Steering Committee seeking to fill position

November 30, 2009 The OPSEU members of the Systemic and Anti-Racism Organizational Change (SAROC) Steering Committee will be accepting Expressions of Interest from OPSEU Community Corrections members ONLY to fill a vacant union position on the SAROC Steering Committee. Deadline is December 11, 2009. more...

Lock Talk: A publication of the OPSEU Corrections Division

August 5, 2009 Starting Aug. 10, 2009, the employer will implement their new Attendance Support Management Pilot Project (ASMPP) to replace the Attendance Support Program (ASP). more…

July 9, 2009 On April 20, 2009 the parties came to a final resolution for the Continuous Service Date (CSD) calculations for unclassified employees who are/have been in receipt of Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB) benefits. more…

June 3, 2009 Corrections pays a visit to Liberal Leader Dalton McGuinty’s fundraiser in Ottawa on May 28, 2009. more…

May 14, 2009 Local presidents will come to Ottawa on May 21 to discuss the ongoing labour relations problems in the Corrections Division. more...

March 27, 2009 Corrections fights back more...

March 24, 2009 Ministry axes compensating leave  more...

December 9, 2008 Auditor’s report an insult to corrections more..

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SAROC Update

April 20, 2009  Information and Initiatives 2008/2009 more...

"It is time to crank up the volume"

April 16, 2009 Lock Talk - A publication of the OPSEU Corrections Division: An open letter from the MCSCS MERC Chair. more…       LockTalk Previous Issues

Court delays due to Ministry inaction: OPSEU

April 16, 2009 Delays in getting inmates from Elgin-Middlesex Detention Centre to local courts can be blamed directly on government inaction on overcrowded facilities. more...

Systemic Anti-Racism Organizational Change

Toronto Jail SAROC marks Black History Month

February 13, 2009 The Systemic Anti-Racism Organizational Change committee at the Toronto Jail held a celebration of Black History Month on Tuesday, Feb. 10.  Canadian Idol celebrity Farley Flex was well-received as the motivational speaker for the event. more...

Youth Unit Disentanglement Update

November 26, 2008  A joint communication to all staff at the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and Ministry of Children and Youth Services. more…

Memo: staff information sessions

June 3, 2008   Staff information sessions will be held on the agreements relating to MCYS stand-alone Youth Centres.  
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Rock SolidInformation from the MERC Team

Issue 7, July 2006  Beware of asbestos in the workplace. Newsletter wins two national awards. Letters to the editor. Brother Fraser bids farewell to MERC & the membership. Traumatic Mental Stress. GSB says NO to attendance credits used for overtime. Alberta guards want nicotine patches banned due to inmates smoking them. CECC raises money for Autism Society. Communication empowers locals. Firm, Ontario dispute jail savings. Dashing around.

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Save our Provincial Parole System

Why does Dalton McGuinty want to give away the keys to Ontario's provincial parole system?

October 17, 2005 Flyer .pdf

October 13, 2005 News release

October 13, 2005 Queen's Park rally photos

Rock SolidInformation from the MERC Team

Issue 6, April 2006 Jail is private no more. Resource Position Management Update. P&P – Community Corrections Report. Health and Safety. Communication. What are Pensionable Earnings? Mediation. Rights under the Health and Safety legislation. Private prison operators waiting to cash in on Harper policies. Ontario Court fines public servants who crossed picket lines.

Issue 5, January 2005  Ministry violates the Ontario Human Rights Code. Organizing clergy Security Threat Groups (Gangs). Re-announced funding does little to keep mental health patients out of jail. Correction Canada team investigating Pargeter slaying. Excellent turnout at Queens Park Rally. Some Newfoundland inmates glad smoking was banned. Jury recommends round-the-clock suicide watches. Officers receive award for acts of Bravery.

Issue 4, November 2004 Huge victory for Hamilton Wentworth Detention Centre members at the OLRB. National support for protest at McGuinty's office. National Union mourns death of Yellowknife parole officer. Bluewater Youth Centre local signs riot shield agreement. Ontario Health Premium a tax on employees, government says. Unclassified rep. on bargaining team is from Corrections. Make Phase 2 of St. Lawrence Valley a reality NOW! Guardian Angels with Caring Stitches: Scarves back cancer battle

Issue 3, September 2004  Operational Managers and a Superintendent complain about treatment. Dozens rally in support of city jail completion. Conflict Resolution Training. Good advice from your 'Health & Safety / Wellness' Rep. Police and Peace Officers Memorial Day. EAP- FGI on Line Services. and more...

Issue 2,  July 2003  Maplehurst Pod safety issues at the OLRB. “All quiet” is the order of the day.  It's all about Public Services.  Bullying in the workplace. Shift work takes a toll: report. How bad is Correctional Officer stress.  and more...  .pdf

Issue 1, January 2003 Interim Employee Relations Committee formed at Central East Correctional Centre. Probation and Parole Perspectives. Duty to Accommodate. Bailiffs Stripped of Batons. Plantar Fasciitis. Guarding the Guards. .pdf

Lock Talk:  Previous Issues


 

December 5, 2008 New MERC Team elected; Agreement reached on transitional job trades more..

Lock Talk: reference documents

Agreement on the job trades

July 17, 2008 The recently renegotiated Provincial Overtime Protocol (P.O.P.) and the computer program Hiring Protocol (HPRO 3.2) is a big win for all Correctional officers.  more...

Lock Talk: reference documents

Provincial Overtime Protocol

Provincial Overtime Protocol Appendix C

HPRO3 Update

June 26, 2008 Agreements were reached on May 30, 2008 between the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services and the Ontario Public Services Employees Union with respect to transfers to the new Roy McMurtry Centre in Brampton. more…

Lock Talk: reference documents

Bluewater agreement

Brookside agreement

Cecil Facer agreement

Sprucedale agreement

June 3, 2008 The union has reached an agreement with the employer on job trades and lateral transfers between the ministries of Community Safety and Correctional Services (MCSCS) and Children and Youth (MCYS). more...

December 20, 2007 Merry Christmas…and don’t get sick: Ministry’s “sinister” letter puts members on notice. more...

December 5, 2007   Corrections MERC Team gives notice of withdrawal from the Provincial Overtime agreement.  more...

November 21, 2007   An interim order issued Nov. 6, 2007 by the Ontario Human Tribunal of Ontario gives specific timelines for training on anti-racism and anti-sexism in Correctional Services. more...

August 10, 2007  You spoke - they listened! more...

July 10, 2007  Corrections roars in Hamilton. Are you on the list? more...
 


 

June 29, 2007 Agreement reached for Mimico laterals, Demo in Hamilton goes July 6 .more...

June 13, 2007 Corrections demonstrators rock North Bay. Changes ahead for youth facilities. Congratulations to Mimico athletes. more...

December 8, 2006 Corrections welcomes new faces on the MERC

September 29, 2006 Transition deal reached at CNCC

January 13, 2006 Lock Talk: Thank you, Barry, Changes to the MERC, A big date in looming.

August 11, 2005 Lock Talk - Resource position management strategy announced

July 20, 2004 New escort agreement reached.  Settlement sets out procedures for escorting inmates outside the institution

June 30, 2004 Agreements reached for Probation & Parole Access given to lateral transfers and job trades

June 16, 2004 "Summer of Chaos" kicks off in Hamilton.  Correctional officers protest "abuse" of unclassified employees.

March 31, 2004 MERC Agreements help preserve Job Security and Job Mobility. Corrections to meet at Convention.

February 16, 2004 Youth justice: negotiations ongoing. MERC urges support for Local 369.

November 26, 2003 Move to Ministry of Children's Services raises many questions and concerns.   A K"winter" chill.

August  7, 2003 Next step to fill classified positions begins. Grievance decision clarifies leave of absences, strike and resignation issues with respect to Unclassified Seniority for June 16, 2003 Agreements. Unclassified protest at EMDC.

July 7, 2003 Process to fill classified positions begins. Time to update the contact list. Support Workers at Rotherglen.

June 18, 2003 Agreement reached to fill CO positions at some institutions.  Future talks scheduled to deal with non-COs and CO positions at other institutions.

March 27, 2003 It's time to invest in the future. Guelph picketer found innocent on St. Patrick's Day. Ed wants your issues.

Lock Talk Archive: 1999 - 2002

Corrections Archive

 

Lock Talk:  A Publication of the OPSEU Corrections Campaign


A salute to all Correctional Officers

July 20, 2009 Radio broadcaster Al Brown from Rock 95 in Barrie salutes Ontario’s Correctional officers.
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