TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Unionized provincial government employees
have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the Government
The two-year collective agreement covers 36,000 direct provincial
OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said he is pleased that the union
was able to reach an agreement.
"We knew going into this round of negotiations that it would not be easy
to get to a collective agreement," said Thomas. "The government made
their fiscal situation clear, and our task was to preserve quality,
professional public service jobs and services. I believe that this is
what we accomplished."
Details of the agreement will not be made public until the affected
members have had a chance to review the tentative collective agreement.
For further information:
Warren (Smokey) Thomas: 613-329-1931
Don Ford, OPSEU Communications: 416-448-7442