February 10, 2015 12:30 ET

New AMAPCEO President's Provincial Tour Makes Stop in Hamilton

HAMILTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 10, 2015) - Newly elected AMAPCEO President, Dave Bulmer, representing 12,000 professional public sector employees, is in Hamilton today on one of fourteen provincial stops to engage members about defending public services.

While travelling to cities across Ontario, AMAPCEO members have the opportunity to meet and converse with the President about the future direction of the union. The tour is one of the #OurAMAPCEO initiatives that seeks to build a strategic plan to tackle 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 Hamilton, and all across Ontario.

"It is a short-sighted and fundamental blunder of politicians who continue to target public services in Hamilton 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 our AMAPCEO do in 2015?" In Hamilton, the 100 AMAPCEO – represented employees at the Ontario Public Services were 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. AMAPCEO members will continue the dialogue on-line by including the #OurAMAPCEO hashtag in Twitter posts.

With the opportunity to engage members, 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 information, please visit

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