Government and AMAPCEO Reach Tentative Collective Agreement with Two-Year Wage Freeze
McGuinty Government Signs Agreement Vital to Maintaining Public Services
The Ontario government has reached a tentative two-year collective agreement with the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO).
The negotiated agreement was reached by both sides coming to the table and working co-operatively. The centrepiece of the agreement is a commitment to implement a two-year wage freeze as part of the government's ongoing effort to restore fiscal balance to the province while maintaining the valued public services upon which Ontario families rely.
The government and AMAPCEO must ratify the tentative agreement before details can be released.
- AMAPCEO represents more than 10,000 Ontario Public Service employees in a broad range of professional and administrative positions.
- The collective agreement with AMAPCEO expired on March 31, 2012.
- The Ministry of Government Services is responsible for collective bargaining with all Ontario Public Service bargaining agents.
- Ratification of the agreement will be made by bringing it before Treasury Board of Cabinet for approval once AMAPCEO members vote to approve the deal.
“I want to thank AMAPCEO’s leadership for taking these negotiations seriously and spending approximately 1000 hours with us at the bargaining table. This tentative agreement shows that when government and its public sector labour partners sit down and negotiate, the result can be both fair and responsible for our employees and Ontario families alike.”
Harinder S. Takhar
“I want to thank the leadership of AMAPCEO for their hard work in reaching an agreement that will protect public services and jobs. This deal will help us meet our fiscal targets and it shows how everyone has a role to play to help Ontario eliminate the deficit.”