AMAPCEO OPS members receive offer for four-year contract extension

Over 13,000 public service professionals to vote on "roll over" offer

TORONTO, June 14, 2017 /CNW/ - The Ontario government has offered AMAPCEO members in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) a four-year "roll over" of their existing collective agreement.  If ratified by members and Cabinet, the new agreement will expire on March 31, 2022.

AMAPCEO is the union for more than 13,000 public service professionals who work directly for the Ontario government, in all ministries across the province —among them, policy analysts, IT specialists, scientists, and economists.

"AMAPCEO was approached last week by the government with a request to discuss a 'roll-over' of our current agreement," said AMAPCEO President Dave Bulmer.  "In responding to this offer, we believe we have negotiated a reasonable extension that protects our current provisions, provides members with fair compensation increases, makes a few significant improvements and offers stability for the next four years – with absolutely no concessions."

With the current agreement scheduled to expire in March of next year, bargaining was not expected to begin until early 2018.

AMAPCEO members will vote on the offer June 23 – 27, with the results to be announced on Wednesday, June 28.  Full details of the offer are available on the AMAPCEO website at amapceo.on.ca/ops2017

More about AMAPCEO and our Members: Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents about 13,000 professional public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards, and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in eleven cities outside Canada. We also represented employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth; Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; Public Health Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council; and the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner.

SOURCE AMAPCEO

For further information: Anthony Schein, Assistant to the President: schein@amapceo.on.ca, 647.802.6586

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