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December 13, 2013 ImpacT - News for OPSEU members at MPAC from your leadership team, Volume 13, Issue 3: Apparently management doesn¹t want pictures taken for core business but feel-good shots of each other is OK. more...

July 22, 2013 ImpacT - News for OPSEU members at MPAC from your leadership team, Volume 13, Issue 2: If you’re looking for a good price on one slightly-used full-length turnstile, MPAC has a deal for you. more...

March 27, 2013 ImpacT - News for OPSEU members at MPAC from your leadership team, Volume 13, Issue 1: Best-selling business author Harvey MacKay is quoted as saying "If you fail to plan, then you plan to fail."We can’t help wondering if this is the road MPAC wants to travel. more...

February 19, 2013  Volume 12, Issue 4: Instead of breaking down silos, it appears that MPAC has built a brand new one…with a little help from their friends.   more...

October 15, 2012  Volume 12, Issue 3: On September 12, 2012, MPAC management held its first province-wide meeting in Toronto to roll out their next four-year strategic plan. more...

June 26, 2012  Volume 12, Issue 2: MPAC’s Friends, Family and Favorites program is alive and well, especially within the ranks of the management “elites.”    more...

Security upgrades at Milner: Up to the task?

May 3, 201Volume 12, Issue 1: The installation of a seven-foot high, completely enclosed security turnstile at the Milner office is leaving many members wondering whether the employer has taken it far enough. more…

December 1, 2011 ImpacT At the Table Issue 2: After only five days at the bargaining table, your team has reached a tentative agreement with the employer on a four-year collective agreement.  more..

Previous Issues:

November 25, 2011 ImpacT At the Table Issue 1: We have laid the groundwork for our proposals on our next collective agreement, and had some positive exchanges with MPAC on mutual interests and ideas more..

October 14, 2011 ImpacT - News for OPSEU members at MPAC from your leadership team, Volume 11, Issue 2: Delegates to the Pre-Bargaining Conference on September 10 cast their ballots, and the results for your new Bargaining Team and Pay Equity Maintenance Committee are in. more..

July 27, 2011 ImpacT - News for OPSEU members at MPAC from your leadership team, Volume 11, Issue 1: The latest shell game, cleverly disguised as “OA Realignment,” will result in more HR staff without any money going to front-line assessment. more..

March 23, 2011 ImpacT - News for OPSEU members at MPAC from your leadership team, Volume 10, Issue 3: If you haven’t had a look at your job specifications in while…maybe you should more..

February 4, 2011  Volume 10, Issue 2: Be very careful how you fill out the latest “Health Interest Poll” from the employer.   more...

July 12, 2010  Volume 10, Issue 1: When someone signs a document on the bottom line, you would expect that they would live up to the terms of agreement. At MPAC, apparently, this is a bit of a foreign concept. more...

October 21, 2009

Volume 9, Issue 3: MPAC begins pre-bargaining posturing by imposing a Hiring Freeze  more...

June 30, 2009

Volume 9, Issue 2: Another “grassroots” initiative Let’s hope latest organizational review doesn’t repeat “Futures” flop  more...

February 13, 2009

Volume 9, Issue 1: IPS to blame as MPAC grinds to a halt  more...

December 18,2008

Volume 8, Issue 4: MPAC discovers nepotism! more...
 

July 4, 2008

Volume 8, Issue 3: "Partners? In Excellence?" More problem bosses, Vacation time is here! (Or not!)

February 29, 2008

 Volume 8, Issue 2: "Action plan for 2008: Pushing ahead with key grievances"

January 9, 2008

Volume 8, Issue 1: Busy year for grievance-handling at MPAC

February 19, 2007 29, 2008

Volume 7, Issue 1 OPSEU blocks unfair job posting practices in St Catharines

December 21, 2006

Volume 6, Issue 2 OPSEU Board may boost funds for MPAC grievances.

May 19, 2006

Volume 6, Issue 1 Lip service: MPAC fakes interest in consultation about Ombudsman’s report, then cancels meeting; ‘superiority complex’ is alive and well

ImpacT: At the Table

Bargaining information for OPSEU members at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation
 

April 28, 2010 ImpacT: At the Table  With just hours to go to a 12:01 a.m. Wednesday strike deadline, your MPAC bargaining team reached a tentative agreement with the employer on a new two-year contract. more...

The official Memorandum of Agreement is available here.

April 21, 2010 ImpacT At the Table - Bargaining information for OPSEU members at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Issue 10: In the last issue we told you that we were still in discussions with the employer on proposed dates for mediation and setting a new strike deadline. Those dates have now been established. more...
 

April 19, 2010 ImpacT At the Table - Bargaining information for OPSEU members at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Issue 9: On Friday, April 16 the Ontario Labour Relations Board (OLRB) held a hearing to deal with OPSEU’s application alleging that MPAC was “bargaining in bad faith” over their decision to retract their wage offer for the first two years of the next contract more...

April 16, 2010 ImpacT At the Table - Bargaining information for OPSEU members at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Issue 8: We have been blown away by your response to Gerry Stuart’s letter of Friday, April 9. more...

 

April 12, 2010 ImpacT At the Table - Bargaining information for OPSEU members at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Issue 7: On the morning of Wednesday, April 7, the employer notified your bargaining team that they were withdrawing their offer of March 24, 2010. more...

March 30, 2010 ImpacT At the Table - Bargaining information for OPSEU members at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Issue 6: After two days of meetings with the employer, talks ended the night of March 24 with the announcement that the employer has filed for a No Board Report. more...

February 23, 2010 ImpacT At the Table - Bargaining information for OPSEU members at the Municipal Property Assessment Corporation, Issue 5: After eleven days at the bargaining table, your Bargaining Team was notified by the employer that they will be filing for conciliation. more…

Still a long road ahead

February 8, 2010  Issue 4: Your bargaining team met with the employer on February 10-11. We are still discussing the ramifications of the employer’s Organizational Review plans. more…

“Not interested whatsoever”

February 8, 2010  Issue 3: “Not interested whatsoever”…that has been the employer’s response to almost all the demands we are putting forward at the bargaining table. more…

Your team will not be “snowed”

January 20, 2010 Issue 2: Your bargaining team met with the employer on January 6-8. At that time, the employer graced us with more details on their plans to try to cut full-time jobs from MPAC. more...

Employer offer is "97%" bad

December 23, 2009  Your bargaining team met with employer reps December 17 to exchange proposals for your next collective agreement. What we received from the employer wasn’t as bad as we expected...it was a whole lot worse. more...

 

OPSEU Impact: At the Table - Bargaining information

March 8, 2006 Issue 4: "Tentative agreement signed"

February 20, 2006 Issue 3:  Employer files for conciliation

February 8, 2006 Issue 2:  Employer proposes seasonal, part-time jobs

December 16, 2005 Issue 1: Employer tables vague demands as bargaining begins

November 28, 2005

Volume 5, Issue 3  OPSEU Impact The policy that isn't a policy: Is you office hiring retired MPAC managers? All systems go for bargaining. More grievances as MPAC ignores contract rules. and more...

November 11, 2005

Volume 5, Issue 2  OPSEU Impact What's this round of bargaining about? You're telling us.  Welcome Rob Field.

January 12, 2005  

Volume 5, Issue 1   Mediation/arbitration dates set for remaining Futures grievances; Building our strength - getting ready to bargain.

August 10, 2004

Volume 4, Issue 2  Job competition grievances fall short for many members.

January 28, 2004

Volume 4, Issue 1  Hearings set to start for CSR, PA5 grievances.

Oct 28, 2003

Volume 3, Issue 11  Customer Service Rep grievors: please confirm your information - November 18 is the deadline.

Oct 8, 2003

Volume 3, Issue 10  Laid-off workers may be hired as contract staff - temporarily. Please welcome new members. Hats off to election workers!  Sign up for health & safety training. Pay equity committee adds one more.  Office security update.  Career software to be tested.

June 16, 2003

Volume 3, Issue 9  Interested in pay equity? Sector Exec. gets two new members. Returnees issue heads to med-arb in September. . Collective agreement available online. Dates set for Competition/No Vacancy/Layoff grievances.

June 5, 2003

Volume 3, Issue 8  Competition grievance info deadline is July 7. Competition grievance timeline. BPS Conference set for June 6-8. MPAC balks at giving out municipal survey results. Ecker, Finance Officers spank MPAC honchos. Janet Ecker to MPAC: Move over, I’m driving.

April 28, 2003

Volume 3, Issue 7  Grievance Update.  Be alert to SARS threat. Health & Safety: every workplace needs it. BPS Conference. Who's in? Who's out? Inclusions grievance heads to arbitration. Calling all stewards: enforce that contract!

March 19, 2003

Volume 3, Issue 6  Wear black on Friday.  Grievance Issues. OPSEU Convention. Health and Safety. BPS Conference. Keep in touch!

February 25, 2003

Volume 3, Issue 5  MPAC violates brand-new contract.  Update: Competition grievances, Seniority tie-breaker.  Keep in touch.

February 7, 2003

Volume 3, Issue 4  Contract Ratified.  OPSEU members at MPAC have ratified the collected agreement signed Jan. 22 between MPAC and your union bargaining team. Seventy-four per cent of members voted in favour of the contract. Voter turnout was 82 per cent of those eligible.

January 23, 2003

Volume 3, Issue 3  We have a tentative collective agreement. Click here to download Tentative Agreement.

January 20, 2003

Volume 3, Issue 2  Down to the crunch: The next three days are crucial.  Resolution watch: 139.  Button makes a splash.  FOI appeal hits final stage.

January 7, 2003

Volume 3, Issue 1  111 municipalities back OPSEU resolution. MPAC sues OPSEU over web site.  Talks resume. Resolution watch.

December 20, 2002

Volume 2, Issue 13  Bargaining starts; employer applies for conciliation

December 18, 2002

Volume 2, Issue 12  Municipal pressure intensifies.  Bargaining starts today.

December 10, 2002

Volume 2, Issue 11  Ecker writes to Hume:  stop the sensitive lists.  Lists mask impact of downsizing, Casselman says.  Now that's an unhappy Treasurer.

December 5, 2002  

Volume 2, Issue 10  Employer demands on line. Resolution watch.  Keep in touch.
Employer Demands

December 3, 2002  

Volume 2, Issue 9  Talks begin today. Big cities sign on.  Keep in touch.
Union Demands
 

November 18, 2002  

Volume 2, Issue 8  Members finalize demands; bargaining kicks off Dec. 3. Lobby campaign in fine form. Keep in touch!

November 8, 2002  

Volume 2, Issue 7  Union lobby rocks Toronto city hall: It was supposed to last five minutes. Municipal officials critical of changes.  Demand-setting meeting goes Nov. 16-17. FOI request goes to adjudication. Grievance report. Keep in touch!

October 24, 2002  

Volume 2, Issue 6  Municipalities targeted in lobby - Pelham is first to pass new resolution against Futures plan. Surveys are in; provincial demand setting meeting goes ahead Nov. 16-17.  Be prepared.  CSR grievances set over to January 2003.

September 16, 2002  

Volume 2, Issue 5. CSR hearing forces disclosure.  Two team members not seeking re-election. Time for Richards to wake up and smell the coffee. And where is BOB?

May 23, 2002  

Volume 2, Issue 4. "Futures" One year later...what a mess!  Bargaining starts in June.  MPAC hires Cannibals!  Redundant members Q & A.  Don't ignore stress!  MPAC Grievance file.

May 1, 2002, 2001  

Volume 2, Issue 3. Mappers finally face-off with Management. Competition grievances coming in. VEO denials must be challenged by member. Compliment numbers for VA and DC positions.  Can a surplus notice be issued during the Protocol?  Education subsidy continues with new job. OPT Factor 80 outlook. ...and more.

March 17, 2002  

Volume 2, Issue 2. Adams award opens VEO, closes CSR.  Where does this leave us?  Workers' advantage is with unions.

February 18, 2002

Volume 2, Issue 1 George Adams reserves decision. Arbitration makes gains. Mediation goes nowhere. Competition process not trusted. Re-opening of 80 windows possible.  Will the 80 be extended? We all want the best representation.  Unhappy?  Have you told the boss?

November 29, 2001.

Issue 1. Welcome to the first issue of OPSEU IMPACT. MPAC meeting a great success. Drafters seek reclassification. What is a redundant employee? Futures jobs are not vacancies. All employees should be OPSEU. Assessors are in demand…elsewhere. Update on grievance action. and more..

 

 


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