OPSEU inks tentative agreement with staff union


Toronto – The Ontario Public Service Employees Union has reached a tentative collective agreement with the union representing its staff, the Ontario Public Service Staff Union.

The agreement was reached on June 30, the expiry date of the previous contract. Details of the agreement are not being released, pending ratification by both parties, scheduled for this month.

“We were able to negotiate an agreement that appreciates the invaluable contribution of staff to the success of OPSEU while at the same time recognizing the difficult bargaining environment faced by our 130,000 members,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “This is a fair agreement that lays the foundation for a lot of great work to come.”

OPSEU staff negotiate and enforce collective agreements; provide expert advice and support to members on benefits, pensions, equity, health and safety, and campaigns; organize new members; and support the union’s operations through payroll, accounting, information technology, data management, human resources, conference and travel, education, research, communications, printing, and building services. OPSEU staff work at 20 regional offices around Ontario and at two head office sites.

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For more information: Warren (Smokey) Thomas, 613-329-1931