Bulmer to OPS Employer: Back to the Table

On behalf of the 15,000 members of AMAPCEO, we congratulate the new Cabinet, and in particular Minister Prabmeet Sarkaria, who returns to the Treasury Board Secretariat with an expanded mandate for emergency management and procurement, including the new Supply Ontario agency.

Now that Cabinet has been sworn in, we expect the Legislative Assembly will soon be recalled to pass the 2022 Ontario Budget.

The budget includes a commitment to hybrid working in the Ontario Public Service (OPS). Of course, fair access to a fair and standardized hybrid work process is a top priority for our upcoming OPS contract.

We hope this means that the OPS employer will be less intransigent on this issue so that we can make more meaningful progress towards an agreement. Before talks broke down earlier this year and we paused for the election period, we had reached an agreement in principle on many important issues at the table.

We look forward to sitting down with the OPS employer again and hope to do so in the weeks to come.

Until then, I encourage all PAHO members to continue showing your AMAPCEO pride by:

  • include the AMAPCEO logo in your professional email signature,
  • take your full 45-minute lunch break (and set your calendar and online status message to away for an “AMAPCEO break”),
  • use a union background for your virtual meetings, and
  • wear your buttons and display your office cards.

We’ll also be hosting information sessions throughout the summer months – keep an eye on your inbox for more.

Member News will take its usual summer break, returning for the July 20 and August 17 editions. Of course, we’ll keep you posted if anything develops.

Until then, make the most of this weather and these summer months.

Stronger together

Dave Bulmer