January 27, 2015 12:29 ET

New AMAPCEO President in North Bay for Provincial Tour

NORTH BAY, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Jan. 27, 2015) - Newly elected AMAPCEO President, Dave Bulmer, representing 12,000 professional public sector employees, is in North Bay today on one of ten provincial stops to engage members about defending public services.

While travelling to cities across Ontario, AMAPCEO members will have the opportunity to meet and converse with the President about the future direction of the union. The tour is one of the #MyAMAPCEO initiatives that seek to build a strategic plan that tackles the government's risky public-private partnership schemes, austerity budgeting and the ongoing attacks on good paying, unionized jobs that help build the local economy in North Bay, and all across Ontario.

"It is a short-sighted and fundamental blunder of politicians who continue to target public services in North Bay or in any community around the province," said President Dave Bulmer. He added, "As public servants we need to consider new ways to expose this flawed, illogical approach to defend local economies and workers."

At each tour stop the President will pose a single question asking members, "To combat the erosion of good jobs and Ontario's great public services, what should your AMAPCEO do in 2015?" Members in attendance are encouraged to raise issues and ideas about the work they do in the public service, its role in the local community and how best AMAPCEO should respond to protect public services. Members will continue the dialogue on-line by including the #MyAMAPCEO hashtag on Twitter posts.

With the opportunity to engage over 200 members in North Bay, Bulmer says, "This tour is about building our AMAPCEO community, an empowering community of rank and file members who will act to defend public services, unionized jobs and workers' rights."

AMAPCEO is the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario and is a bargaining agent representing approximately 11,500 professional and supervisory employees who work in the Ontario Public Service directly for the Government of Ontario, in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in over 130 communities across the province and in 11 cities outside Canada. AMAPCEO also represents over 500 employees in the broader public sector who work at: Health Quality Ontario; Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth; Office of the French Language Services Commissioner; Ontario Arts Council; Ontario Racing Commission; Public Health Ontario; and Waypoint Centre for Mental Health. For more info visit

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