Members on contract receive update at October virtual town hall
Publish date: Tuesday, October 12, 2021 update
AMAPCEO members with fixed-term, temporary, or contract status gathered virtually earlier this month for a town hall covering a wide range of topics.
The webinar featured President Dave Bulmer, Vice-President Cynthia Watt, along with AMAPCEO staff Jenny Krabi (Dispute Resolution Officer) and Leah Rowlinson (Labour Relations Specialist).
Highlights from the town hall include:
Labour relations: return to the workplace, bargaining coming up
Bulmer provided a labour relations update to those on the call. He indicated that phase III of OPS return-to-workplace is delayed until November 1. With a gradual return to work, Bulmer encouraged members to get vaccinated if they haven't already done so.
Bulmer also discussed the union’s preparations for bargaining. Members in the Ontario Health – Quality unit are already at the table, with six other units beginning talks as early as January 1, 2022.
Review of Accommodations
For members in the OPS, the provisions are outlined here:
Members on contract who have questions about their status should contact an AMAPCEO Workplace Representative at the same employer.
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; the Ontario Arts Council; Ontario Health (Quality Unit); 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).