Amapceo Collective Agreement

As a union, AMAPCEO is relatively young, having been established in 1992 as a grassroots organization to represent workers who were then excluded from collective bargaining (and therefore not legally allowed to join a union). In 1993, AMAPCEO negotiated, on behalf of 12,000 non-unionized public servants, a sectoral framework contract for the social contract with the State government. When bargaining rights were extended by the government to some previously excluded workers, AMAPCEO successfully signed a sufficient number of members (who were subsequently certified by the Labour Relations Board of Ontario) to obtain voluntary recognition by the government as the official agent of the negotiations in March 1995. At that time, the number of people employed was occupied in a single bargaining unit within paHO; The total number of members of the bargaining unit has more than tripled since certification and includes sIx trading units within both PAHO and BPS. AMAPCEO celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2012 and its 25th anniversary in 2017. Since its inception in 1992, AMAPCEO has negotiated contracts with governments representing Ontario`s three major political parties. With the current contract due to expire in March next year, negotiations are not expected to begin until early 2018. AMAPCEO members will vote on the offer from June 23 to 27 and the results will be announced on Wednesday, June 28. More information about the offer can be found on the AMAPCEO website at amapceo.on.ca/ops2017 “AMAPCEO was contacted last week by the government to ask them to discuss a roll-over of our current agreement,” said Dave Bulmer, President of AMAPCEO. “In response to this offer, we believe we have negotiated a reasonable extension that protects our current rules, provides members with fair compensation increases, makes substantial improvements and provides stability for the next four years – without concessions.” This salary increase was negotiated in 2008/2009 with the other provisions of the current agreement. Members were briefed on this during briefings and voting on the ratification of the treaty. TORONTO, June 14, 2017 /CNW/- The Ontario government has offered AMAPCEO members to the Ontario Public Service (OPS) a four-year rollover of their existing collective agreement.

If the new agreement is ratified by members and cabinet, it will expire on March 31, 2022. AMAPCEO is the union of more than 13,000 public service professionals who work directly for the Ontario government in all departments across the province – including political analysts, computer scientists, scientists and economists.