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August 9, 2018

The award came after five days of mediation-arbitration which took place last week and concludes a process that began in October, 2016.

July 18, 2018

The Public Service Bargaining Committee is recommending that members vote in favour of the agreement.

July 17, 2018

Help striking health care workers in Owen Sound. Send a message on social media to help get the employer back to the negotiating table. 

July 9, 2018

Workers in Kamloops, Kelowna, Vernon and Penticton will walk off the job on June 29.

June 28, 2018

“It took some time for the employer to come around, but eventually they got the message that Local 152 members were serious about equity and clarity.” — Warren (Smokey) Thomas, OPSEU President

June 25, 2018

The message to the employer — and on the ballot — was that the offer is only accepted on the condition that the MGEU/NUPGE continue to fight Bill 28, The Public Services Sustainability Act.

June 25, 2018

“The government is unwilling to agree to reasonable improvements in the collective agreement that would give workers and their families a little more economic security.” — Barry Nowoselsky, Chair of the Public Service/Government Employment (PS/GE) negotiating committee

June 8, 2018

"We are asking for provisions in the new agreement that better empower workers to identify hazards and recommend solutions." — Andrea Duncan, Chair, CSSBA negotiating team

June 6, 2018

“We spent hours carefully preparing documentation that would support mediation. The employer had a month to do their homework, but they arrived empty-handed: no documentation, no brief, no new offer." — Chris Jackel, Chair, OPSEU Corrections bargaining team

May 31, 2018

“Over the past 2 days, our partnership made some very compelling arguments that the act is already infringing the Charter rights of public sector workers. We have done everything possible to put our best foot forward. Now it’s up to the judge to decide.” — Michelle Gawronsky, MGEU President