January 24, 2013 Unionized provincial government employees have ratified
a new two-year collective agreement with their employer, the Government of
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.
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.
January 11, 2013 Voting on the tentative agreements will take place January
January 9, 2013 After marathon bargaining sessions, your OPS
Central/Unified and Corrections bargaining teams have reached settlement offers
with the Ontario Government.. more...
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.
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
support your teams, and join the
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
June 25, 2012 Delegates to the OPS central bargaining conference have
elected their bargaining teams, one for the central OPS contract and one for
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
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
Agenda for the June 9, 2012 Bargaining Conference
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
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
May 11, 2012 Issue sheet 2 The government's budget
bill will fundamentally change how public services are delivered in this
May 8, 2012 Please watch this important video message
from President Warren (Smokey) Thomas and post these flyers in the workplace:
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
April 26, 2012 OPS members at Convention heard detailed
presentations on bargaining, the 2012 Ontario Budget and the OPS campaign
View and download presentations