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August 13, 2012 OPSEU members at the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion met in conciliation with the Employer on June 7,
June 8 and August 9th 2012. more...
August 23, 2011 This bargaining survey is being distributed to every OPSEU member within the Public Health Ontario (formally Ontario Agency for Health
Protection and Promotion) local bargaining units across the province. Its purpose is to help your bargaining team prepare for negotiations for the next Collective
Agreement. Survey to be completed by September 16, 2011. Central Demand Set is scheduled to take place in
October 1, 2011. Fill out the survey
August 10, 2011 Though the new agreement came into effect on the date of the award, the parties still need to
sit down and create the new agreement. more...
June 10, 2011 The parties met with
arbitrator Mr. Gerry Lee on June 7. The three outstanding issues that went
before Mr. Lee are wages, benefit improvements and vacation improvements. more...
May 18, 2011 Both parties agreed to
proceed to arbitration on June 7, 2011 on the issues of vacation, benefits and
May 18, 2011 Since the last Labline in
January 2011, OPSEU, AMAPCEO and the employer have been working on finalizing
the language that will define the scope of each bargaining unit. A joint
communication from the three parties describing the process and its results was
released in mid-April.
January 11, 2011 On Wednesday January
12, the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion bargaining team will
be launching a button campaign across the province. Buttons with the logo “2008
– and still waiting” will be handed out to all OPSEU members.
January 3, 2011 Last spring, the government stated that
its fiscal plan provides no funding for employers to provide any compensation
increases and that all employers and employee groups will be expected to do
their part by voluntarily negotiating two year collective agreements with no net
compensation increases. more...
November 4, 2010 In our last newsletter, we had reported
that arbitration was scheduled for June 9. Due to a scheduling conflict by the
arbitrator, arbitration is now scheduled for June 7.
Memo to Health minister: visit a health lab today
October 8, 2010Cabinet ministers are busy people (or so
we are told). Every day they find themselves making important decisions,
meeting with stakeholders and steering the ship of their portfolio..
ARBITRATOR AND ARBITRATION DATE
October 5, 2010 It has been a long process but the
parties have now finally agreed on the arbitrator and date.
Marathon bargaining at the Ontario
Agency for Health Protection and Promotion (OAHPP)
June 29, 2010 The OAHPP bargaining team and the employer
have met in Oakville to complete bargaining of the outstanding issues before
OAHPP is off to arbitration!
May, 2010 Last November, we told you that we had filed for conciliation. We met with the employer and our conciliation officer in December, February, March and April and were able to finish off the non-monetary issues. We returned to the bargaining table on May 10 to 12 to begin the monetary issues. Unfortunately, we have now stalled on monetary issues.
NON-MONETARY ITEMS ARE NOW COMPLETED
April, 2010 We returned to the bargaining table on March 8 to 10
and again on April 12 to 14 with the conciliator in attendance for
the April dates. During these six days, we were able to complete the
outstanding non-monetary issues. Some of these remaining issues were
relatively minor, but a number of them are more substantive such as
seasonal employees and classification issues.
February, 2010 We returned to the bargaining table on
February 17 to 19 and February 22 to 25. During these seven days we made
significant progress on employment stability, hours of work and paid
December 2009 We were back at the table this week, and we continue to make good progress on employment stability; an issue which the membership told us is a very high priority.
November 2009 On November 12 and 13 and November 16 to 19, we met with the Employer to continue bargaining our collective agreement. We have made significant progress on such issues as health and safety, job posting and employment stability.
September 30, 2009 Your bargaining team met again with the Employer on
September 22 to 25 more...
BARGAINING GETS UNDERWAY
July 2, 2009 Your bargaining team met with the Employer on June 23 to 26.
May 28, 2009 The bargaining team is scheduled to
meet with the employer on June 23 – 26 to begin bargaining
April 28 2009 Bargaining postponed due to
swine flu. We are in the process of confirming other dates with the employer
April 6 2009
Bargaining starts this month
for OPSEU members of the Ontario Agency for Health Protection and Promotion