Minister's Statement on AMAPCEO Negotiations
Minister of Government Services John Milloy issued the following statement regarding the government's decision to request a "no board" report in its ongoing collective agreement negotiations with the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO):
"Today the government has taken the next step in the collective bargaining process with AMAPCEO. We hope that our request today for a no board report from the Ministry of Labour will encourage meaningful negotiations at the bargaining table. The no board report provides both sides with at least 17 more days to reach an agreement before a potential legal strike/lockout position exists or terms and conditions may be imposed by the employer.
We acknowledge that this is a challenging negotiation mandate. Our government made it clear in the 2013 Budget and Fall Economic Statement that the fiscal plan provides no funding for incremental compensation increases. However, within this mandate there are opportunities for gains that are net neutral.Our government values the work of our employees across the Ontario Public Service. We are committed to working closely with our partners to reach an agreement that is both fair to public servants and accountable to the people of Ontario and protects important public services like health care and education."