Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU)

December 24, 2008 15:53 ET

OPSEU Reaches Tentative Agreement for Central and Unified Bargaining Units

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 24, 2008) - The Ontario Public Service Employees Union has reached a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement between the Government of Ontario and 38,000 of their direct employees.

The agreement was reached early this morning for all Ontario Public Service members except those in the Correctional Services bargaining unit. That unit has not yet reached a tentative agreement.

The contract must still be ratified by the affected members before it takes effect.

OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas praised the bargaining teams for their tremendous work, and points out the significance of this achievement.

"We got this settlement before the expiry of the current contract, and without having to take a strike vote," Thomas said. "We appreciate that the government was able to negotiate in good faith to come to an agreement that is fair and reasonable.

No details on the contract are being released at this time. It is expected that a vote on the tentative agreement will take place in late January.

Contact Information

  • OPSEU Communications
    Don Ford
    (416) 788-9104