“AMAPCEO was called upon last week by the government to ask them to discuss a `transfer` 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 provisions, provides members with fair compensation increases, does not bring significant improvements and brings stability for the next four years – without concessions.” As the current agreement is expected to expire in March next year, negotiations are not expected to start until early 2018. As a trade union, AMAPCEO is relatively young and was established in 1992 as a rank-and-file organisation to represent workers who were excluded from collective bargaining at that time (and therefore did not have the legal right to join a trade union). In 1993, AMAPCEO negotiated a sectoral framework contract with the provincial government on behalf of 12,000 non-unionized public servants. When the government extended the bargaining right to certain previously excluded workers, AMAPCEO was able to accommodate a sufficient number of members (later certified by the Ontario Labour Relations Board) to obtain voluntary recognition from the government in March 1995 as an official bargaining agent. At that time, approximately 4,500 people were employed in a single bargaining unit within PAHO; The total number of bargaining units has more than tripled since certification and includes sIx bargaining units within both PAHO and BPS. AMAPCEO celebrated the 20th anniversary of its creation in 2012 and its 25th anniversary in 2017. Since its inception in 1992, AMAPCEO has negotiated contracts with governments representing Ontario`s three major political parties. TORONTO, June 14, 2017/PR/- The Ontario government has offered AMAPCEO members to the Ontario Public Service (PAHO) an “overpayment” of their existing collective agreement for four years.
If ratified by members and cabinet, the new agreement will expire on March 31, 2022. PAHO staff represented by AMAPCEO work in every government department and in a range of agencies, bodies and commissions in more than 130 cities and municipalities across Ontario and twelve cities outside Canada. . . .