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OPS sick leave “top-up” for COVID-19 extended

Publish date: Wednesday, January 06, 2021 update

AMAPCEO members in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) who test positive for COVID-19 and for whom a 14-day self-isolation period off work would result in a loss of pay are eligible for top-up payments from the OPS Employer.

Members must provide confirmation of their diagnosis to the Employer and first use their available paid sick leave (or attendance credits, for fixed-term employees) to cover their time off. Top-up payments are to ensure that members maintain the income they would have received based on regular attendance.

This provision was first negotiated by the union and the OPS Employer early in the pandemic and has now been extended until June 30, 2021.

For more information, please see the Memorandum of Agreement.


More about AMAPCEO and our Members: Established in 1992, AMAPCEO is a bargaining agent that represents 14,000 professional and supervisory public servants, most of whom work directly for the Government of Ontario in every ministry and in a number of agencies, boards and commissions; in 130 communities throughout Ontario and in 12 cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Financial Services Regulatory Authority of Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council; Public Health Ontario; the Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; and in the former Offices of the Ontario Child Advocate and the French Language Services Commissioner (now part of the Ontario Ombudsman).