December 2021

OPSEU announces tentative agreement for a new contract

Our representatives have successfully negotiated a new contract (aka the Collective Agreement) with the province. In January, you will be invited to vote whether you accept it, and if a majority of members does, it will become our new contract for the next three years. Link to press release:…/opseu-sefpo-announces…/140580/.

Here are two paragraphs that describe the improvements:

Along with the annual one per cent wage increase, the deal also includes increases to paramedical benefits and a healthcare spending account. Other non-monetary improvements include seniority calculations for fixed-term employees, and job security language.

The parties also agreed on new language that will allow the Diversity and Inclusion Committee to perform its review of the OPS Unified Collective Agreement under an equity lens, to help identify systemic barriers and changes needed within the agreement.

Discussion forum on private Local 549 Facebook group

Do you have ideas, suggestions, questions for your fellow members? Please post them to our OPSEU Local 549 Facebook group. A place for us to communicate and coordinate our efforts. If you haven’t joined yet, click on the “+ Join Group” button to apply - only OPSEU members will be granted access.