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OPSEU: Bargaining team reaches tentative agreement

“This tentative settlement could not have been reached without the tireless efforts of our bargaining team and the unwavering solidarity of OPS members across the province." — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU 

Toronto (7 Oct. 2015) — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE), has announced that the Central/Unified bargaining team has reached a tentative settlement with the Ontario government.

Province-wide solidarity important in negotiations

Thomas praised the bargaining team and members.

“This tentative settlement could not have been reached without the tireless efforts of our bargaining team and the unwavering solidarity of OPS members across the province," said Thomas.

“I also want to acknowledge the assistance of mediator Gerry Lee in helping the parties arrive at a tentative settlement."

Still a lot of work ahead

Details of the tentative agreement and ratification process will be forthcoming.

The Corrections bargaining team will continue bargaining on November 7 and 8.

Thomas said that the union is “looking forward to getting back to the Corrections table.”

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