October 17, 2008 16:00 ET

AMAPCEO Named One of the 75 Top Employers in the GTA

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 17, 2008) - The Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) has been named as one of the Top 75 Employers in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA), it was announced today.

This is the third year in a row that AMAPCEO has been named to the GTA Top Employer list (formerly the Top 50 Employers in the GTA).

The first and only union to be identified as a top employer, AMAPCEO represents 10,000 public servants who work for the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Legislature in every region of the province and in ten cities outside Canada.

Commenting on this award, AMAPCEO President and CEO Gary Gannage congratulated AMAPCEO members and the staff who work on their behalf: "Our members understand that the way we manage our own employees sends a clear message to our employers -the provincial government and the legislature- about how public servants should be treated. It is gratifying to receive this kind of external confirmation that we are doing the right thing."

AMAPCEO was also recently named for a third year to the national list of top employers (Top 100 Employers in Canada). Gannage used the opportunity of the GTA award announcement to extend congratulations to the Ontario Public Service, which employs most of AMAPCEO's members, for also being selected as a Top 100 Employer. He noted that "it is the combination of contributions from employees, their bargaining agents and their managers that help make a top employer".

The Toronto Star will feature the 2009 Top 75 GTA Employers in a special section to be included in the Saturday Star tomorrow, October 18th.

More About AMAPCEO and Our Members

AMAPCEO is the second-largest bargaining agent in the Ontario Public Service, representing 10,000 professional and supervisory public servants who work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions. We also represent employees in the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth, an independent office of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario.

Established in 1992, AMAPCEO has built, in a relatively short period of time, a strong record of negotiating innovative collective agreements, of adopting a collegial, problem-solving approach to dispute resolution and of advocating for an apolitical professional public service as a critical component in Canada's system of parliamentary democracy.

AMAPCEO members include policy and financial analysts, auditors, economists, program supervisors, mediators, arbitrators, senior scientists, planners and child and youth advocates. Approximately 60 percent (or 6,000) of AMAPCEO-represented employees work in the GTA, with other members based in over 130 communities throughout the Province of Ontario.

AMAPCEO also represents senior economic officers who work in ten Ontario trade missions abroad, including Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Beijing and Tokyo.

More information about AMAPCEO can be obtained by visiting the Association's website:

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