Tentative contract deal reached with CMHA-Oxford

On October 3, OPSEU/NUPGE members voted on tentative agreement that will see wage and benefit improvements in 2013.

Toronto (05 Oct. 2012) - The Canadian Mental Health Association-Oxford (CMHA) and members of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU/NUPGE) Local 133 reached a tentative contract agreement on October 2, thereby avoiding a work stoppage that could have started October 6.

“I am pleased to announce that our bargaining team and representatives of the CMHA-Oxford reached a tentative three-year deal on October 2,” said Tischa Forster, chair of the bargaining team and President of Local 133 that represents about 50 CMHA workers in Woodstock, Tillsonburg and Ingersoll.

Details of the tentative agreement have not yet been released, but the affected workers can expect improvements to wages and benefits effective 2013.

“I applaud both sides for reaching a deal without the need for job action,” said OPSEU President Warren (Smokey) Thomas. “This is a model for labour relations.”

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