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AMAPCEO gets results for contract employees

Publish date: Wednesday, September 21, 2022 update


AMAPCEO recently secured retroactive compensation for more than 90 contract members in the Ontario Public Service (OPS) who were underpaid by their employer.

In late 2019, the union discovered the OPS Employer was violating the Collective Agreement by appointing some fixed-term members with a lower pay grade than they ought to have had—a practice known as “underfilling.”

“Our union works hard to deliver—especially for the most precariously employed,” AMAPCEO President Dave Bulmer said. “These are exactly the kinds of reasons professionals need a union in their corner.”

Following a dispute with the OPS Employer, the union reached an agreement where the Employer would compensate affected members. Payments were processed early this summer.

“As negotiations continue, and even once a new contract is in place, members on contract can count on AMAPCEO to fight for stability, fairness, and permanency,” Bulmer said.

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).