Ontario Coroners:

Time to turn the corner

As Investigating Coroners, we speak for the dead to protect the living. Now it’s time for us to speak up for ourselves. It’s time for:

Better pay

Fair on-call rates

A bigger say in our work

Stronger together.
Stronger with OPSEU/SEFPO.

The OCC wants us all to sign secret contracts as individual coroners.

Instead of competing against each other in a race to the bottom, it’s time to start working together for the sake of our profession and the communities we serve.

To help with this, the OCA Executive are recommending that before any of us sign a contract with the OCC, we first work with the union OPSEU/SEFPO to explore the possibilities of more open and transparent bargaining.

With more than 180,000 members in the Ontario public sector, OPSEU/SEFPO will be an experienced and powerful partner as we begin to harness our collective power.

You can read more here about the cooperation agreement we recommend entering into with OPSEU/SEFPO. If you’re interested, here’s OPSEU/SEFPO’s Constitution.

You’ll have a chance to ask any and all questions about the agreement during virtual town hall meetings on Nov. 30, Dec. 1, Dec. 7, and Dec. 11. Click here for Zoom links and call-in numbers.

And you’ll have a chance to vote on the agreement from Dec. 10 to Dec. 13.

Please plan to vote! The more of us who vote in favour of the agreement, the stronger will be our demands for fair wages and productive working conditions.

As coroners, we speak for the dead to protect the living.

It’s time to the turn the corner, and unite our voices as one.

Are you tired of “take it or leave it” from the OCC?

Crown attorneys. Professional engineers. Law officers of the Crown. The Ontario government treats them all with respect by bargaining with them openly, transparently, and collectively.

But when it comes to Ontario’s Coroners, the OCC attacks the quality of our work and essentially tells us to take it or leave it.

  • Wages? The OCC says take it or leave it
  • Fair on-call rates? The OCC says take it or leave it
  • Problems with Quin-C? The OCC says take it or leave it

As the executive of the Ontario Coroners Association, we have a plan to turn the corner.

It’s a plan that will turn the OCC’s take it or leave it into let’s talk.

And it’s a plan upon which all investigative coroners will have the chance to vote from Dec. 10 to 13.

Ontario Coroners – Time to turn the corner

The Ontario Coroners Association