Ontario Reaches New Agreement with AMAPCEO
McGuinty Government Protecting Jobs, Services
The Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) has ratified a new collective agreement that includes a two-year salary freeze.
The agreement was ratified by AMAPCEO members this week after about 1,000 hours of bargaining and is consistent with the government's fiscal plan to balance the budget by 2017-18 while protecting front-line public services such as health care and education.
The agreement will result in $24.6 million in savings in 2012-13 and $30.4 million in 2013-14. It calls for the restructuring of merit pay, short-term sickness benefits and time-off provisions.
- AMAPCEO represents more than 10,500 Ontario Public Service employees in a broad range of professional and administrative positions.
- The previous 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.
“This agreement demonstrates that when government and its public sector partners commit to working together, they can negotiate agreements that are both fair and responsible to both employees and the people of Ontario in these difficult economic times.”
“This agreement balances the interests of our employees with the need to provide sustainable and affordable public services and protect jobs.”