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Ontario Public Service Bargaining 2014

Ontario Public Service Bargaining 2014


Wear blue on Wednesday, April 30

April 25, 2014

All OPS members are asked to wear blue on Wednesday, April 30, to show their solidarity with AMAPCEO, said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and Roxanne Barnes, Chair, Central Enforcement and Renewal Committee, in an email to OPS members earlier today. AMAPCEO’s fight is our fight. The deep cuts that the government wants from AMAPCEO, including cuts to benefits, could come to the OPSEU bargaining table in November.

Solidarity Rally to Stop the Cuts

April 25, 2014

ALOC, AMAPCEO, OPSEU and PEGO members will come together on April 30 to oppose the government’s proposed cuts to benefits and other provisions of the AMAPCEO contract.

Download PDF of the rally poster

Solidarity Rally
Wednesday, April 30
12 noon
Front Lawn, Queen's Park (in front of the Legislature)

Speakers to include:

  • Executive Board Member of ALOC
  • Gary Gannage, President, AMAPCEO
  • Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President, OPSEU
  • Ping Wu, President, PEGO

AMAPCEO's fight is our fight. The very same cuts the government is seeking from AMAPCEO could come to the OPSEU bargaining table when we bargain a new collective agreement in November. We ask all OPS members to wear blue next Wednesday to show OPS employees stand united against the employer's attack on us and our families.

Read our Bargaining Outlook for more information about the concessions, including the elimination of all current paramedical coverage, to be replaced with a $600 Health Care Spending Account.

Bargaining Outlook 2014

April 23, 2014

Read about the trends on OPS wages and jobs, as well as what concessions AMAPCEO faces at the bargaining table.

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Public service leaders sign a solidarity pact

April 16, 2014

The bargaining agents representing the majority of Ontario government employees have joined forces to defend against employer contract concessions and protect public services

Download Solidarity Pact
Download Media Release
Download President Warren (Smokey) Thomas' speaking notes

Joint OPSEU-AMAPCEO flyer to be distributed at OPS work locations

April 15, 2014

This message was e-mailed April 15 to all OPS LEC members:

Dear OPS LEC members,

As you're aware, AMAPCEO is the first bargaining unit this year in the OPS to bear the brunt of proposed cuts by the Ontario government. Ultimately, their fight is our fight. Our union has pledged our solidarity and support to the Association during this tough period. Click here to see my April 1 memo.

AMAPCEO members will be distributing a joint flyer from our two organizations tomorrow at OPS work locations. Please try to get out and help with the leafleting, if you can.

As well, there will be a media conference at Queen's Park at 12:45 tomorrow of the bargaining agents representing the majority of OPS employees. We will release details of a Solidarity Pact to protect public services and public service jobs.

In solidarity,

Warren (Smokey) Thomas

Roxanne Barnes
Chair, Central Enforcement and Renewal Committee

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Economic, Political and Bargaining Environment

April 11, 2014

The OPS has borne the brunt of more than 20 years of cost-cutting. Read more about the history, politics, and the current bargaining climate we face.  Download .pdf

Next step: Your Local Demand Set Meeting

April 3, 2014

Message to OPS members: thousands of members took the opportunity to have their say about their next collective agreement. The next step in this process happens at your local’s demand-setting meeting. Download letter

OPSEU stands in solidarity with AMAPCEO

April 1, 2014

AMAPCEO members have strongly rejected concession demands being pressed on them by the Employer. Download PDF

Bargaining Survey: Have your say

March 19, 2014

OPS stewards are asked to post this poster on all union bulletin boards. Also available in colour

survey-badge_en.jpg OPS Bargaining Survey now online!

March 18, 2014

Please click here to begin your OPS Bargaining Demand Survey. Deadline for completion is March 31, 2014.

Letter to OPS members: Demand-setting is launched

March 17, 2014

Our contract expires in December. We have a lot to do between now and then to get ready. The first step is local demand-setting. 2014-03-ops-members-baragaining-letter.pdf

Letter to OPS Presidents: Demand-setting to begin

March 14, 2014

The events of the past few weeks have made it clear this will be a challenging round of bargaining. 2014-03-ops-bargaining-letter.pdf

Local demand-setting meeting poster

March 12, 2014

Download this editable PDF and fill in the date, time, and location of your demand-setting meeting.