OPSEU reaches tentative agreement with Province

Details will be distributed to members as soon as they are available, as well as information on dates, times and locations of a ratification vote.

Toronto (9 Jan. 2013) - Unionized provincial government employees have reached a tentative agreement with their employer, the Government of Ontario.

 The two-year collective agreement covers 36,000 direct provincial government employees.

Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) President Warren (Smokey) Thomas said he is pleased that the union was able to reach an agreement.

“We knew going into this round of negotiations that it would not be easy to get to a collective agreement,” said Thomas.

“The government made their fiscal situation clear, and our task was to preserve quality, professional public service jobs and services. I believe that this is what we accomplished.”

Details of the agreement will not be made public until the affected members have had a chance to review the tentative collective agreement.


The National Union of Public and General Employees (NUPGE) is one of Canada's largest labour organizations with over 340,000 members. Our mission is to improve the lives of working families and to build a stronger Canada by ensuring our common wealth is used for the common good. NUPGE

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