AMAPCEO gets action on LTIP

Publish date: Wednesday, May 09, 2018 presidentsMessage

I’m pleased to report that AMAPCEO has successfully advocated for resolution of an issue affecting our most vulnerable members—those on Long Term Income Protection (LTIP).

 

The 2014 OPS contract included a permanent conversion of Compensation Option Credits (COC) days into vacation credits—with those who had COC credit banks being permitted the ability to use time off up until August 2020.

For members who have the unfortunate experience of going on to LTIP—something that occurs without warning—the ability to use COC credits is lost as they cannot be used to top up Short Term Sickness Protection (STSP), nor can they be cashed out. However, since the 2014 contract, working members have had six more vacation credits (former COC credits) that are permitted to be used for STSP top up or payout at permanent exit from the workforce.

We successfully argued that members who transitioned to LTIP post-2014 and who had COC banks pre-dating 2014 should have any stranded credits converted to vacation credits for payout.

As a result, approximately 40 ill or injured members who now subsist on a reduced income will now receive what was once thought to be lost through no fault of their own.     

Stronger together,

Dave Bulmer

President

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 eleven cities outside Canada. We also represent employees outside the Ontario Public Service in: the Office of the Provincial Advocate for Children and Youth; Waypoint Mental Health Centre in Penetanguishene; Public Health Ontario; Health Quality Ontario; the Ontario Arts Council and the Office of the French Language Services Commissioner.



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