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AMAPCEO News & Updates

Published: Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Update

OPS Employer Backs Down on Attempt to Make Post-Retirement Benefit Premium Mandatory

As members know, the OPS Employer has announced that anyone retiring under the Public Service Pension Plan after January 1, 2017, will be required to pay 50% of the cost of the premium for post-retirement benefits, such as vision care, drugs, dental, etc.  (Those in receipt of a pension before 2017 will continue to have 100% of the premium paid.) 

Published: Friday, August 19, 2016 Update

Celebrate Labour Day With AMAPCEO

September is almost here! Take a moment to celebrate the rights of workers and the contributions of the labour movement across the province by attending a Labour Day event in your community.

Published: Wednesday, August 17, 2016 Update

AMAPCEO Suggests Improvements to Political Financing Bill

As members will know, the provincial government has proposed changes to the way political parties and election campaigns are financed in the province. 

Published: Tuesday, June 21, 2016 Update

AMAPCEO Shows Support for Fort McMurray Wildfire Relief

Over the past few weeks, many residents have returned to their homes in Fort McMurray, hoping that some parts of their lives before the fire are able to be salvaged.

Published: Wednesday, June 8, 2016 Update

AMAPCEO Delegates Approve New Governance Structure

Earlier today, AMAPCEO Delegates voted overwhelmingly to adopt a report from the Board of Directors on a new governance model for the Association. The new model will begin to be implemented this fall, when AMAPCEO members will have an opportunity to directly elect their new, expanded Board of Directors.

Published: Tuesday, June 7, 2016 Update

June is Senior's Month in Ontario

This June marks the 32nd annual Seniors’ Month in Ontario. The month is an occasion to celebrate the contributions of seniors to our province and commit to building communities that encourage their well-being.

President's Message

Wednesday, November 23, 2016 President's Message

Message from Dave Bulmer, President of AMAPCEO regarding OPS employer changes to post-retirement benefits

By now, all OPS members will have been informed by the Employer of their intent to make further unilateral changes to post-retirement benefits. AMAPCEO is extremely alarmed by the Employer’s decision to deny retiree benefits to all future hires. The creation of two-tier post-retirement benefits is, in AMAPCEO’s view, a betrayal of the next generation of civil servants and establishes an unfortunate precedent. Please read on for a message on this subject from AMAPCEO President Dave Bulmer.

Newsletters

AMAPCEO circulates relevant news and updates to members on a regular basis in both hardcopy and electronic forms. If you've signed up for an AMAPCEO membership, your Member News e-blast will be sent to your personal e-mail address. You can also read through current and past AMAPCEO print newsletters in PDF format below. 


Campaigns

Ontario's Professional Employees at Work

Learn more about some of AMAPCEO's members through our public awareness campaign.

Tom - I make science more accessible  Jennifer - I plan so students succeed  Samantha - I make our communities more inclusive  Sarah - I plan so everyone can participate

AMAPCEO Votes (2018 Provincial Election)

For the 2018 provincial election, AMAPCEO put together a voter information hub where you could register to vote and find your riding's candidates. We also put together a survey for the major political parties and a Pledge for Public Services.

AMAPCEO Votes

Fix the Sunshine List

We are all shocked by a recent report of a stalker using the Sunshine List to locate and harass a dedicated public servant. Despite taking significant steps to protect herself and her family, her employer—the Government of Ontario—provided her stalker all the information needed to track her down and harass her again through the publication of the Sunshine List.

Enough is enough. No one should have to choose between their job and their safety. Join us in urging the government to #FixTheSunshineList by adding your name:

#FixTheSunshineList

Keep Hydro Public

Sign the petition to Keep Hydro Public
Twitter: @KeepHydroPublic / #keephydropublic
 

Keep Hydro Public Letter Template

Use this to prepare and send your own letter to the Ontario government. Download an editable Word version of the letter here.

Solidarity Pact with OPSEU and PEGO

In April 2014, AMAPCEO signed a solidarity pact with the Ontario Public Sector Employees' Union (OPSEU) and the Professional Engineers Government of Ontario (PEGO) to protect public services in Ontario and to ensure good jobs, fair contracts, liveable wages and decent benefits for employees, retirees and our families. The pledge is a commitment to:

  • Defending the importance of keeping Ontario's services public;
  • Advancing the social, economic and general welfare of all employees in the OPS;
  • Supporting each other in protecting the provisions of our collective agreements;
  • Protecting the long-term viability of the OPS;
  • Establishing strong working relationships with all OPS labour unions and associations;
  • Acting to defend and protect the civil rights and liberties of employees and protect the rights and freedoms of trade unions in Ontario.

Solidarity

On behalf of the membership, the Board of Directors passes solidarity motions and takes action to support public services and public service workers around the province.

We know that solidarity makes a difference and it matters! Our combined efforts, letters and workplace actions can help to support other unions and labour associations to take on the government’s proposed austerity cuts. Solidarity movements show our commitment to protecting our rights as workers and the strength of our collective agreements.

If you know of a labour action that AMAPCEO should support, please contact the President, Dave Bulmer, via email at president@amapceo.on.ca.

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