Ontario Reaches Four-Year Agreement with AMAPCEO
Net Zero Deal Includes No New Money for Wages, Results in Savings of $55 Million
Ontario and the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) have ratified a new four-year collective agreement.
The agreement includes a wage freeze in the first two years and a 1.4 per cent wage increase in each of the third and fourth years. This new agreement follows a two-year deal that included no wage increases in both 2012 and 2013 -- totalling four consecutive years without an increase.
The agreement is consistent with the fiscal plan outlined in the 2014 Budget, which includes no new funding for compensation increases. The cost of wage increases in 2016 and 2017 is being offset over the four-year term through changes to benefits and entitlements, making it a net zero agreement. One of these changes is the elimination of exit pay, which will reduce future costs and save taxpayers approximately $55 million this year.
This agreement supports the government's ongoing efforts to eliminate the deficit while protecting the valued public services Ontario families rely on.
- AMAPCEO is the second-largest bargaining agent in the Ontario Public Service, representing more than 10,000 employees in a broad range of professional and administrative positions.
- The previous collective agreement with AMAPCEO expired on March 31, 2014.
- The Treasury Board Secretariat is responsible for collective bargaining with all Ontario Public Service bargaining agents.
“I would like to thank AMAPCEO for working co-operatively with us to achieve an agreement that is both fair to our employees and aligned with our commitment to balance the budget by 2017-18. This agreement is an essential part of the government’s plan to control spending and protect the valued public services that the people of Ontario rely on.”