On December 16-17, there will be a consultation phone-in vote on the scope of the Correctional Bargaining Unit in the Ontario Public Service.
An information package about the Corrections consultation phone-in vote on December 16-17 has been mailed to all eligible signed-up members in both institutions and the community. This includes full-time, part-time and fixed-term (unclassified) members, as well as those on leave or secondment.
This consultation is separate and apart from the ratification vote set for December 8-9 in the Correctional Bargaining Unit. Strategic Communications Inc. (Stratcom), an independent, external third party, will conduct the secret-ballot, phone-in vote.
Members in the current Correctional Bargaining Unit will be asked to vote yes or no to the following question:
I support a stand-alone collective agreement for the current Correctional Bargaining Unit, separate from the rest of the Ontario Public Service. I request that OPSEU undertake the negotiations and other actions that are necessary to achieve a stand-alone collective agreement as a priority for the Corrections Division.
Members in the Unified Bargaining Unit who work in a Corrections work location will be asked to vote yes or no to the following question:
If the Correctional Bargaining Unit successfully achieves a stand-alone collective agreement, separate from the rest of the Ontario Public Service, then I would be interested to have my position transferred out of the Unified Bargaining Unit and into the Correctional Bargaining Unit under that stand-alone collective agreement.
If you believe that you are eligible to vote, and you have not received the information package by December 9, please call the third-party hotline at 1-866-537-6199, extension 45, on December 10, 11, 14 or 15 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.
The information gathered in this vote will help the Executive Board make an informed decision about the scope of the Correctional Bargaining Unit.
Related: OPS Bargaining 2014 Index Page