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Non-stop bargaining fails to produce agreement

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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.

Contact us:

Central/Unified Team

Twitter: @OPSCentralTeam

Corrections Team

Twitter: @DanSidsworth

Don’t listen to rumours! TableTalk Update is your only official communication from the OPS Bargaining Teams.

Your OPS Bargaining teams

Central/Unified Team

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
Len Elliott Administration
Barb Friday Corrections
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

Corrections Team

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

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Roxanne Barnes, Chair  Central/Unified Team Dan Sidsworth, Chair  Corrections Team Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President  Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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