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Ministry of the Attorney General

April 14, 2014 A Q&A document concerning the March 3 Memorandum of Settlement for Court Reporters is now available.  more...

April 11, 2014 In the wake of the March 28 Brampton courthouse shooting, all OPSEU members in the courts are encouraged to complete an online survey into security measures at court locations.  more...

President Thomas: Brampton courthouse shooting must lead to security improvements

April 3, 2014 President Thomas follows up his April 1 meeting with Brampton courthouse members, outlining the union’s commitment to ensure the employer makes all necessary security improvements following last Friday’s shooting.  more...

April 3, 2014 President Thomas writes to Attorney General Madeleine Meilleur to request an immediate site tour of the Brampton courthouse and a meeting to discuss health and safety at Brampton and all of the province’s 167 courthouses.  more...

March 6, 2014 OPSEU has reached a landmark settlement with the Ministry of the Attorney General (MAG) with respect to the implementation of all outstanding grievance awards affecting court reporters in the province.  more...

October 24, 2013 The employer’s refusal to comply with a 2006 ruling by the Grievance Settlement Board that the production of transcripts is bargaining unit work is starting to catch up with the Ministry of the Attorney General  more...

June 28, 2013 The quality of the record will be degraded as a result of the government’s plan, says OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas more....

June 24, 2013 The government’s plan to contract out court transcripts shows a complete lack of respect for the integrity of the record and the profession of court reporting more...

June 13, 2013 OPSEU continues to take action at the GSB and Superior Court of Justice to force the MAG to comply with settlement board rulings  more..

June 6, 2013 The Ministry of the Attorney General plans to create a private regulator to control all aspects of court transcription. This will not serve the administration of justice. more..

May 15, 2013 More than 650 court reporters learned today that their employer intends to contract-out their transcription work  more...

May 2013 edition  News and information for OPSEU members in the Ministry of the Attorney General   Download .pdf

March 8, 2013 On March 1, 2013, the Grievance Settlement Board issued an order to the Government of Ontario that the Collective Agreement must apply to all court transcript work more…

Justice For All

March 1, 2013 News and Information for OPSEU members in the Ministry of the Attorney General  Download .pdf

Grievance Settlement Board releases ruling on court reporters

October 19, 2012 Message from the Chair, Issue 1, Ministry of the Attorney General MERC Chair Shelly McCormick explains to member court reporters the implications of a recent ruling by the GSB in the Hunt et al case  Download .pdf

Read the Hunt Decision

Transcript Production and Certification Tracking tool .xls


March 22, 2012 The most recent Grievance Settlement Board decision rules on the employer’s demand for transcript invoices and tax returns of Court Reporters who will testify before the Board.  more…

April 13, 2011 For nearly five years the employer has refused to comply with a Grievance Settlement Board decision that found transcript work should be covered by the collective agreement. Sign a postcard to Chris Bentley, telling him to quit with the union-busting tactics  more...

December 15, 2010 OPSEU and the Government of Ontario have agreed that evidence due this month from Court Reporters will not be required until 2011 more...

July 13, 2010 In a decision dated June 30, 2010, Vice-Chair Abramsky dismissed the employer’s motion to dismiss all remedies related to the Hunt grievance. .more...

June 28, 2010 The Minister replied to President Thomas on June 10. He says that “the Ministry is committed to building on the strengths of the current system and making positive changes to improve the way court reporting and transcript production is performed in Ontario”. .more..

June 1, 2010 Since our last update, over 500 Court Reporters have contacted us to provide information about their transcript work. We couldn’t be more pleased!  more..

April 28, 2010   We have received an overwhelming response to our request for information about your transcript work. Your willingness to share this very personal information will definitely make the difference when we go back to the Grievance Settlement Board. more...

April 1, 2010 President Thomas, Julie Weber, Ministry of the Attorney General MERC Chair and OPSEU Staff met with the Attorney General, Chris Bentley.    more...

March 17, 2010 In a March 11th decision, the Grievance Settlement Board has requested that all court reporters who provided transcription work since July 2003 submit a claim for all of the hours that you’ve worked and not been paid appropriately. more...

Abramsky issues further decision on Court Reporters

January 26, 2010 On December 4, 2009, GSB Vice-Chair Abramsky issued a further decision regarding the ongoing issues involving the production of transcripts by Court Reporters. more…

Appendix 25 - Workplace Revitalization Project Update

 

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