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Government and OPSEU reach tentative agreement

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Government and OPSEU reach tentative agreement

Central and Unified Agreements Significant Accomplishment

Ministry of Government and Consumer Services

A tentative agreement has been reached between the Government of Ontario and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU), with respect to the Central Collective Agreement and the Unified Bargaining Unit Collective Agreement, Minister of Government Services Ted McMeekin announced today.

Both the government and the union must ratify the tentative Central and Unified agreements before details of them can be released. The Correctional Bargaining Unit table has not, as of this date, reached a tentative agreement.

Quick Facts

  • The Ministry of Government Services is responsible for negotiating collective agreements with OPSEU for people directly employed by the government.
  • OPSEU represents about 38,000 government employees who work in a wide-variety of positions in the Ontario Public Service including front line staff such as correctional officers and people who provide services directly to the public, administrative support and clerical staff as well as direct care workers, and staff with technical and professional expertise.

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“I am pleased we have reached a fair and reasonable tentative agreement with the Central and Unified Bargaining Units. We remain optimistic that we can reach an agreement with the Correctional Bargaining team that balances the interests of our employees with the need to provide sustainable and affordable public services.”

Ted McMeekin

Minister of Government Services