Table Talk Issues 6 – 4
TableTalk update The latest bargaining and mobilizing news for OPS members
Non-stop bargaining fails to produce agreement
Despite a marathon negotiating session that went until 4:30 a.m. Saturday morning, your Corrections Team did not reach an agreement on a new contract.
The Corrections Team remained at the table as long as possible before it became clear that the employer was not moving on major concessions. While there was some movement on language changes, it was not enough to produce an agreement.
“We believe that we can negotiate an agreement if the employer is serious about getting it done,” said bargaining team chair Dan Sidsworth. “The employer has indicated that they want to begin negotiating Essential/Emergency Services Agreements on January 2. We say get back to the bargaining table, get serious about the issues and let’s get the contract settled.”
Your Corrections Team is delivering that message to the employer today. We are urging the employer to take a step back and return to the bargaining table January 2 ready to negotiate the outstanding issues and reach a new collective agreement.
In Solidarity, The OPS Central/Unified Bargaining Team
Employer agrees to continue issue bargaining at Central/Unified table
In response to the Central/Unified team’s position that Essential/Emergency Service negotiations should be delayed, the employer has agreed to return to issues bargaining at the Central/Unified table on January 2, 2013.
Don’t listen to rumours! TableTalk Update is your only official communication from the OPS Bargaining Teams.
Your OPS Bargaining teams
|Roxanne Barnes, Chair||CERC|
|Ron Langer, Vice-Chair||Region 1|
|Elaine Young,||Region 2|
|Tammy Carson||Region 3|
|Daryl O’Grady||Region 4|
|Edie Strachan||Region 5|
|Pierre Verhelst||Region 6|
|John Watson||Region 7|
|Cindy Falcao||Institutional and Health Care|
|Betty Marchegiano||Office Administration|
|Shelley McCormick||Office Administration|
|Cam Jay||Operational & Maintenance/Technical|
|Jeff Weston||Fixed Term|
|Ruth Hamilton||Staff Negotiator|
|Trish Goden||Region 1|
|Dan Sidsworth,||Chair Region 2|
|Glenna Caldwell,||Vice-Chair Region 3|
|Brian Dunham||Region 4|
|Monte Vieselmeyer||Region 5|
|Jim Mitchell||Region 6|
|Greg Arnold||Region 7|
|Rob Field||Staff Negotiator|
Original authorized for distribution:
Roxanne Barnes, Chair Central/Unified Team Dan Sidsworth, Chair Corrections Team Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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