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June 15, 2017

The provincial government has signed another quick deal giving thousands of civil servants a 7.5-per-cent raise over four years, prompting accusations the Liberals are buying labour peace for next June’s election.

May 27, 2017

The two-step election process to elect the 2017 OPS bargaining teams began on Saturday, May 27.

March 10, 2017

The OPSEU collective agreement in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) expires on December 31, 2017. In preparation for bargaining, all OPSEU members in the OPS are invited to complete one of two 2017 demand-set surveys online. The survey will be live from February 23 to March 13, 2017.

February 15, 2017

Thousands of OPSEU members took part in four recent telephone town halls for workers in the Ontario Public Service (OPS). Two were held on February 9 for members of the Correctional Bargaining Unit. It will be bargaining for a new standalone collective agreement, to be effective January 1, 2018.

November 1, 2016

On Saturday, October 29, OPSEU delegates to the 2016 Ontario Public Service divisional meetings elected the members of their Ministry Employee-Employer Relations Committees (MERCs) for the 2016‑18 term.

The following 163 members were elected by delegates from their ministries:



The Crown Employees Collective Bargaining Act (CECBA) states that the employer and the union must have an essential and emergency services (EES) agreement in place before an employee may s
The content of the "EESA and Survey Guide" document is below:
Including Policy on Lateral Transfers


Tuesday, September 18, 2018 (All day)
Tuesday, June 19, 2018 (All day) to Friday, June 29, 2018 (All day)


Saturday, May 27, 2017 (All day)
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 3:00pm