Government and OPPA reach tentative agreement
Agreement serves interests of public safety and fiscal responsibility
The Ontario Government reached a tentative collective agreement with the Ontario Provincial Police Association (OPPA), Minister of Government Services Ted McMeekin announced today.
Both the Government and the Association must ratify the tentative agreement before details of it can be released.
- The Ministry of Government Services is responsible for negotiating collective agreements with Ontario government employees, including members of the OPPA.
- The OPPA represents approximately 5,600 uniformed officers and 2,600 civilian employees of the Ontario Provincial Police service.
- The current agreement with the OPPA was signed in 2006 and is due to expire on December 31, 2008. Negotiations began on November 25, 2008.
“We respect and value the important contributions of our provincial police service. This agreement balances the interests of the OPPA with the need to provide sustainable and affordable public services.”
“While respectful of the current economic climate, we believe this tentative agreement demonstrates our commitment to the men and women who help to ensure we remain safe and secure in our communities.”
“The OPPA is appreciative of the process and effort during this round of negotiations and is pleased a tentative agreement was reached through collective bargaining.”