Monthly Archives: July 2012

OPs bargaining update

OPS Members,

We’re writing to let you know of important news to do with upcoming contract negotiations.

All indications are that the employer will come to the bargaining table with demands unlike any we have seen.

It’s absolutely critical that you stay informed. Please read all email from OPSEU and check frequently for news on the website’s OPS Bargaining 2012 section.

When you go there now, you will see:

Your employer will likely go after reduced wages, benefits, pensions, sick time, and job security provisions.
Your bargaining team has been elected.
The best defense against a strike is to have a strong strike mandate.
You need to prepare for a potential strike.
You need to pay down your debt, delay major purchases, and save whatever money you can.
Bargaining will start this Fall.
There’s much news, planning, and action to come. You won’t want to miss any of it.

Together, we are fighting for good jobs and good public services.

If you have questions, please follow up with your steward or staff representative.

In solidarity,

Warren (Smokey) Thomas

Roxanne Barnes
Chair, Central/Unified Bargaining Committee