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Bargaining

Ontario Public Service

April 5, 2019
On December 5, 2017, your bargaining team met with the employer to initiate issues bargaining. The union insisted that the initial stages would only deal with non-monetary issues.
April 1, 2019
On March 30, Arbitrator Kaplan received final submissions from the union and the employer. On April 1, the team received the arbitrator’s award (link below).
February 11, 2019
Province-wide contracts
November 2, 2018
Second day of mediation now completed
July 20, 2018
Seed Plant saved? Community convinces government to put privatization on hold In a victory for true grass "roots" campaigning, The Ontario Seed Plant has been granted a reprieve.

CAAT

June 6, 2019
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was widely quoted in coverage of the Ford government's attempt to cut the wages of more than a million public sector workers, including many OPSEU members.
February 28, 2019
This document contains the details of the new tentative agreement reached with the College Support Part-Time.

Health Care

May 1, 2019
Global News reports that a group of clients and former frontline
December 17, 2018
In an editorial, The Peterborough Examiner writes that citizens are r
December 14, 2018
Peterborough – OPSEU’s President says the union won’t be silenced over the Peterborough Regional Health Centre’s attempt to censor radio ads about the wage freeze it’s trying to impose on female cl

General

June 6, 2019
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was widely quoted in coverage of the Ford government's attempt to cut the wages of more than a million public sector workers, including many OPSEU members.
April 12, 2019
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas told reporters at Queen's Park that "life is going to be tougher" for most people under the Ford government's 2019 budget.
March 6, 2019
February 28, 2019
On Wednesday, March 6, 150 members of OPSEU Local 568 who work at OPTrust will hold an information picket to tell OPTrust’s management and Board of Trustees that they are standing up for respect, f

Social Services

June 15, 2019
Cambridge – On Developmental Services Appreciation Day, the frontline workers at Community Living Cambridge and their allies will be marching through the neighbourhood surrounding the organization’
June 6, 2019
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was widely quoted in coverage of the Ford government's attempt to cut the wages of more than a million public sector workers, including many OPSEU members.
February 15, 2019
Toronto– As Newcomer Women’s Services Toronto (NEW) holds its annual general meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the members of

Education

June 6, 2019
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas was widely quoted in coverage of the Ford government's attempt to cut the wages of more than a million public sector workers, including many OPSEU members.

Liquor Board

June 6, 2019
Toronto – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas says Doug Ford is in for yet another expensive court battle he’s bound to lose if he tries to break LCBO workers’ collective agreement and double th
February 11, 2019
Province-wide contracts
July 19, 2017
Toronto – A new collective agreement that puts a ground-breaking hard cap on the percentage of precarious workers has been narrowly ratified by Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) member