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OPSEU to make important announcement on Public Service bargaining November 25

TORONTO – OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will be joined by the union’s Ontario Public Service bargaining team chairs to make an important announcement on the status of bargaining with the Ontario Government.

Date: November 25, 2014
Time: Noon

Location: Kathleen Wynne’s Constituency Office, 795 Eglinton Avenue East, Toronto

Union bargaining teams, representing 35,000 frontline Ministry employees who work directly for the Ontario government, met with government representatives for the first time on November 20.

In a letter to members, Thomas described the opening proposals from the government as nothing but a blueprint to completely dismantle Ontario’s public services.

“Years of cost cutting and layoffs in the public sector have reduced services and workers to the bare minimum,” Thomas said. “Our province already spends less per person on public services than any other province does. Now, Kathleen Wynne plans to throw open the doors to eliminate more public sector jobs, and outsource most of the services.”

The current collective agreement expires Dec. 31, 2014.

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For more information:

Warren (Smokey) Thomas: 416-443-8888

Don Ford, OPSEU Communications: 416-448-7442

Related: OPS Bargaining 2014 Index Page