Support the Corrections bargaining team by wearing a black and silver lapel pin with the word ‘safety’ on it. We have sufficient quantities for Corrections Bargaining Unit members only.   more...

Support your bargaining teams by wearing one of our brand new lanyards and displaying a free-standing OPSEU flag on your desk.  more...

Tweet us and use hashtag: #opsbarg!

January 24, 2013 Unionized provincial government employees have ratified a new two-year collective agreement with their employer, the Government of Ontario. more...
 

January 14, 2013 Table Talk Update - The latest bargaining and mobilizing news for OPS members: A decent contract in the worst bargaining environment imaginable. That’s exactly what your bargaining teams have managed to achieve after hundreds of hours of bargaining sessions with the employer.  more...


January 14, 2013
Ratification Vote Locations Find out where and when the ratification vote is for your area.  more...

January 14, 2013 Tentative Agreement Information Meetings Dates, times and locations for meetings this week across the province  more...

January 14, 2013 Ratification Vote Q&A Questions and answers for members regarding the upcoming OPS Ratification Vote.   more...

January 11, 2013 Voting on the tentative agreements will take place January 21-23.  more...

  

January 9, 2013 After marathon bargaining sessions, your OPS Central/Unified and Corrections bargaining teams have reached settlement offers with the Ontario Government.. more...

 

Janaury 8, 2013 Ontario Liberals will choose a new leader and the next Premier on Saturday, Jan. 26. Join us at an early-morning rally outside Maple Leaf Gardens in Toronto to send a strong message to delegates entering the Convention  more...

January 4, 2013 As per OPS policy, the Central/Unified and Corrections Bargaining Teams have called an OPS Local Presidents’ meeting for January 12, 2013 at the Hilton Suites, Markham. more...

 

December 26, 2012 Despite a marathon negotiating session that went until 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning, your Corrections Team did not reach an agreement on a new contract. more...
 

December 21, 2012 Table Talk Bargaining updates from your OPS teams. more...

 

December 20, 2012 The Ontario government will pay out bonuses to top managers in the Ontario Public Service this week, the union has learned. more...

December 14, 2012 Our 27 OPS mobilizers have been at hundreds of worksite meetings across the province in the last several weeks explaining the government’s proposed takeaways and the union’s opening proposals for the next collective agreement. more...

December 14, 2012 Table Talk An important message from your teams regarding the beginning of conciliation in bargaining. more...

 

December 3, 2012 Last week’s OPS Tele Town Halls were a big success. Thousands of OPS members joined the meetings by telephone to discuss important issues with the chairs of the bargaining team. more...

December 3, 2012 More than 22,000 OPS members have met with their bargaining heads and OPSEU president Warren (Smokey) Thomas by phone and overwhelmingly voted to take action to back their bargaining teams. more..

November 28, 2012 Get the answers to your questions about the government's takeaways, the legal steps that have to take place before a lockout or strike can happen and what you can do to help your bargaining teams.  more...

November 28, 2012 Post this flyer on union bulletin boards so members know how to access information about OPS bargaining on the web, Facebook and Twitter.  more... 

November 27, 2012 Your  bargaining teams have a plan to bargain quality public services and prevent privatization. Ask your MPP where he or she stands. more...

November 22, 2012 Join members of Local 617 for a Solidarity Rally in front of the Sudbury Jail on November 27, 2012. more... 

November 22, 2012 TableTalk On November 13, OPS members finally got their long-awaited look at what the government would like to see in the next collective agreement. In a word, it’s less. A LOT less.  more...

All OPS members are invited to participate in telephone town halls on November 28 and 29, 8 – 9 p.m. Ask questions of the Bargaining Team chairs and learn more about the employer’s opening offer and the union’s plan to bargain quality public services and prevent privatization. OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas will be the moderator  more... 
 

November 14, 2012 The OPS Central/Unified and Corrections Teams have exchanged proposals for the renewal of the next OPS agreement. As expected, the government is looking at cuts, cuts, cuts. more...

November 13, 2012 On the first day the OPS bargaining teams met with the employer, members from across the province participated in 45 separate events to show their support. View photos   
 

November 13, 2012 OPSEU members working in the Queen’s Park complex are invited Thursday morning to drop by the St. Lawrence Lounge at 900 Bay Street for refreshments and bargaining information   more...

November 12, 2012 News Release: Bargaining teams representing 36,000 direct employees of the Ontario government will meet with government representatives for the first time on Tuesday, Nov. 13 to begin talks for a new collective agreement.  more...

November 9, 2012 Bargaining for our new contract starts on Tuesday, November 13. Support your bargaining teams by wearing blue and a Choose Public lanyard or Corrections lapel pin  more...

Get informed, support your teams, and join the conversation!

November 9, 2012 The OPS bargaining teams meet the employer on Tuesday, November 13 to start negotiating a new contract for the 36,000 OPSEU members in the Ontario Public Service. Visit facebook.com/OPSBargaining  today for photos, up-to-the-minute information and to find out about events in your area.

October 5 2012 Less than 24 hours after OPSEU offered to extend its contract with the Government of Ontario to put on hold any increases to wages and compensation, the McGuinty Liberals have served notice that they want to begin negotiations that will likely produce drastic cuts. more...

October 4, 2012 A joint letter from your OPS Bargaining teams chairs explains that efforts to bargain in good faith has been compromised by pending legislation.  more...

October 3, 2012 Government plans to close four ServiceOntario counters in Chatham, Newmarket, Oshawa and at 4400 Dufferin St. in Toronto are one more step in handing complete control of Ontarians’ identity privacy to for-profit corporations.  more...

October 1, 2012 Table Talk Update - The latest bargaining and mobilizing news for OPS members: After a week-long training session, your OPS bargaining teams are now well under way with preparations for the upcoming round of negotiations. more...

September 28, 2012 On the same day Finance Minister Dwight Finance announced legislation that would take away their constitutionally protected rights, more than 250 OPSEU members came out to donate non-perishable food items to the OPS Food Drive  more...

August 24, 2012 More than 250 OPS members came out at lunch time on August 22 to enjoy a free hot dog and support their bargaining teams. more...

June 25, 2012 The best defense against a strike is to be ready for one, and negotiators for the next OPS contract will ask the 38,000 OPS members for a strong strike mandate, said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas.   more...

June 25, 2012 Delegates to the OPS central bargaining conference have elected their bargaining teams, one for the central OPS contract and one for Corrections.   more..

June 13, 2012 By cancelling its Bear Wise program, the Ministry of Natural Resources has essentially downloaded bear relocation to Sudbury, leaving it in the hands of police officers who don't know what to do when one comes calling.  more...

June 8, 2012 The two-step election process to elect the 2012 OPS Bargaining Teams began on Saturday, June 9, at the OPS Regional Bargaining Conferences held across the province.  more...

Agenda for the June 9, 2012 Bargaining Conference  more…

May 31, 2012 An estimated 3,400 OPSEU positions have been cut. More programs will be cut or privatized as a result of the 2012 Budget  more…

May 24, 2012  “The Ontario government, under fire for its stewardship of the province’s air ambulance system, plans to outsource major services to the private sector, including delivery of birth certificates and drivers licenses”,  more…

May 14, 2012  Send an e-mail directly to your MPP by visiting this page now  more…

May 11, 2012 Issue sheet 2 The government's budget bill will fundamentally change how public services are delivered in this province more…

May 8, 2012 Please watch this important video message from President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and post these flyers in the workplace:  English Flyer  French Flyer

April 26, 2012 Issue Sheet 1 Read this issue sheet to find out more about how the government's new bill allows a for-profit corporation to take over ServiceOntario and keep the $2.7 billion in revenues it generates more

April 26, 2012 OPS members at Convention heard detailed presentations on bargaining, the 2012 Ontario Budget and the OPS campaign  View and download presentations

February 10, 2012 Fight tough and fight smart was the theme of the OPS Presidents’ Meeting in Toronto on Feb. 4. OPS presidents, supported by Executive Board members and observers from various OPS locals, came together to strategize and plan for bargaining with the government later this year.  more...

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