OPS Bargaining 2012 TableTalk update

The latest bargaining and mobilizing news for OPS members

December 22, 2012

Central/Unified Non-stop bargaining fails to produce agreement

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.

The Corrections Team remained at the table as long as possible before it became clear that the employer was not moving on major concessions. While there was some movement on language changes, it was not enough to produce an agreement.

"We believe that we can negotiate an agreement if the employer is serious about getting it done," said bargaining team chair Dan Sidsworth. "The employer has indicated that they want to begin negotiating Essential/Emergency Services Agreements on January 2. We say get back to the bargaining table, get serious about the issues and letís get the contract settled."

Your Corrections Team is delivering that message to the employer today. We are urging the employer to take a step back and return to the bargaining table January 2 ready to negotiate the outstanding issues and reach a new collective agreement.

In Solidarity,
The OPS Central/Unified Bargaining Team


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...

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Employer agrees to continue issue bargaining at Central/Unified table

In response to the Central/Unified teamís position that Essential/Emergency Service negotiations should be delayed, the employer has agreed to return to issues bargaining at the Central/Unified table on January 2, 2013.


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Central/Unified Team


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Corrections Team


Twitter: @DanSidsworth

Donít listen to rumours! TableTalk Update is your only official communication from the OPS Bargaining Teams.

Your OPS Bargaining teams

Central/Unified Team

Roxanne Barnes, Chair  CERC
Ron Langer, Vice-Chair Region 1
Elaine Young, Region 2
Tammy Carson  Region 3
Daryl OíGrady  Region 4
Edie Strachan Region 5
Pierre Verhelst  Region 6
John Watson Region 7
Len Elliott  Administration
Barb Friday Corrections
Cindy Falcao Institutional and Health Care
Betty Marchegiano Office Administration
Shelley McCormick Office Administration
Cam Jay  Operational & Maintenance/Technical
Jeff Weston Fixed Term
Ruth Hamilton Staff Negotiator

Corrections Team

Trish Goden  Region 1
Dan Sidsworth, Chair  Region 2
Glenna Caldwell, Vice-Chair   Region 3
Brian Dunham  Region 4
Monte Vieselmeyer  Region 5
Jim Mitchell  Region 6
Greg Arnold   Region 7
Rob Field   Staff Negotiator

Original authorized for distribution:

Roxanne Barnes, Chair  Central/Unified Team
Dan Sidsworth, Chair  Corrections Team
Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President  Ontario Public Service Employees Union

OPS Bargaining 2012 Index

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