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This salary increase was negotiated in 2008/2009 with the other provisions of the current agreement. Members were briefed on this during briefings and voting on the ratification of the treaty. AMAPCEO members will vote on the offer from June 23 to 27 and the results will be announced on Wednesday, June 28. For more information on the offer, please visit the AMAPCEO website at amapceo.on.ca/ops2017 If you have any questions, please contact a local employment manager who can guide you through the collective agreement or contact our office directly to speak to one of our professional advisors at the workplace. TORONTO, June 14, 2017 /CNW/- The Ontario government has offered AMAPCEO members to the Ontario Public Service (OPS) a four-year rollover of their existing collective agreement. If the new agreement is ratified by members and cabinet, it will expire on March 31, 2022. The Transition Exit Initiative (TEI) is a provision of AMAPCEO`s OPS collective agreement and, as such, there are no substantial changes to our members. (Read the TEI Fact Sheet: What is the Transition Exit Initiative or TEI?). The process is still the same for members and the dates in the memo (January 1 to February 28, 2019) apply only to people in management/exclusion positions who have only temporary access. „AMAPCEO was approached last week by the government to ask them to discuss a roll-over of our current agreement,“ said Dave Bulmer, President of AMAPCEO. „In response to this offer, we believe we have negotiated a reasonable extension that protects our current rules, provides members with fair compensation increases, makes substantial improvements and provides stability for the next four years – without concessions.“ With the current contract due to expire in March next year, negotiations are not expected to begin until early 2018. As a union, AMAPCEO is relatively young, having been established in 1992 as a grassroots organization to represent workers who were then excluded from collective bargaining (and therefore not legally allowed to join a union).

In 1993, AMAPCEO negotiated, on behalf of 12,000 non-unionized public servants, a sectoral framework contract for the social contract with the State government. When bargaining rights were extended by the government to some previously excluded workers, AMAPCEO successfully signed a sufficient number of members (who were subsequently certified by the Labour Relations Board of Ontario) to obtain voluntary recognition by the government as the official agent of the negotiations in March 1995. At that time, the number of people employed was occupied in a single bargaining unit within paHO; The total number of members of the bargaining unit has more than tripled since certification and includes sIx trading units within both PAHO and BPS.