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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
2013 OPSEU continues to take action at the GSB and Superior Court of
Justice to force the MAG to comply with settlement board rulings
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
May 2013 edition News and information for
OPSEU members in the Ministry of the Attorney General
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
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March 1, 2013 News and Information for OPSEU members in
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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.
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
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
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..