OPSEU and staff union ratify new three-year contract

TORONTO, Aug. 29, 2016 /CNW/ - The Ontario Public Service Employees' Union (OPSEU), and the Ontario Public Service Staff Union (OPSSU), the union representing frontline workers at OPSEU, have ratified a new three-year collective agreement.

The tentative agreement, reached shortly after a strike deadline set for 12:01 a.m., August 25, was ratified by OPSSU members on Sunday, August 28, and by the OPSEU Executive Board on Monday, August 29.

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.

SOURCE Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

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


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