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Statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED)

Statement from Finance Minister Charles Sousa on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED)
Charles Sousa, Minister of Finance, issued the following statement on the tentative agreement between the Liquor Control Board of Ontario (LCBO) and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED): “I am pleased that the negotiating teams of the LCBO and the OPSEU Liquor Board Employees Division (LBED) have been able to come to a tentative agreement. This is good news... Read More

Extension Agreement Reached with OPSEU Unified Bargaining Unit

Extension Agreement Reached with OPSEU Unified Bargaining Unit
The government of Ontario and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) have ratified a four-year extension agreement for the Unified Bargaining Unit. This extension agreement covers issues applicable to the Unified Bargaining Unit, with a four-year term of January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2021. It includes modest wage increases that are fair and reasonable to employees and align... Read More

Business Retention & Expansion Program Visits Complete

Business Retention & Expansion Program Visits Complete
North Grenville – Over the past three months, 84 community businesses had the opportunity to voice their opinions about the local economy as the Municipality of North Grenville progressed through the interview stage of the Business Retention and Expansion (BR+E) Program, in cooperation with the North Grenville Chamber of Commerce and the Old Town Kemptville BIA. The BR+E Program kicked into... Read More

Amazon Creates 800 New High Tech Jobs in Ontario

Amazon Creates 800 New High Tech Jobs in Ontario
Province’s Innovation Economy Attracts Global Tech Giant to Toronto and Ottawa Ontario has secured a significant investment from global technology company Amazon thanks to the province’s highly skilled workforce, culture of innovation and competitive business climate.Today, Premier Kathleen Wynne joined leaders from Amazon Canada to officially open the company’s new corporate office in Toronto. Amazon currently employs 600 people at... Read More

Ontario Reaches Tentative Extension Agreement with AMAPCEO

Ontario Reaches Tentative Extension Agreement with AMAPCEO
The province has reached a tentative agreement with the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario (AMAPCEO) to extend the current collective agreement. The two parties recently entered into discussions that were collaborative, productive and demonstrated a commitment by both parties to strengthening employee relations. As a result of these discussions, a tentative four-year extension agreement with... Read More

Ontario Reaches Tentative Extension Agreements with OPSEU

Ontario Reaches Tentative Extension Agreements with OPSEU
The province has reached a tentative agreement with the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) to extend the current collective agreements for both the Unified and Correctional Bargaining Units. The two parties recently entered into discussions that were collaborative, productive and demonstrated a commitment by both parties to improving employee relations. As a result of these discussions, tentative four-year extension... Read More

Patchwork of changes to Labour Relations Act falls short for workers, OPSEU says

Patchwork of changes to Labour Relations Act falls short for workers, OPSEU says
TORONTO – Changes to the Ontario Labour Relations Act (OLRA) proposed today by the provincial government are a “patchwork” of ideas that don’t go far enough to make it easier for workers to unionize, the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) says. “Joining a union and taking part in collective bargaining are the two best ways to improve wages and working conditions... Read More

Unifor applauds proposed improvements to Ontario’s employment laws and minimum wage

Unifor applauds proposed improvements to Ontario’s employment laws and minimum wage
TORONTO – Tuesday morning’s announcement of new legislation by the Ontario government would greatly help millions of workers and their families who are struggling with precarious, insecure work, says Unifor. “The announcement this morning is a bold first step to modernize Ontario’s employment laws,” said Unifor National President Jerry Dias. “The government has demonstrated that it has heard the concerns of... Read More

A time for healing and transition as the P&G closure impacts all of Leeds Grenville

A time for healing and transition as the P&G closure impacts all of Leeds Grenville
The United Counties of Leeds and Grenville recognizes the imprint Procter & Gamble has within Brockville and as the region’s top manufacturing employer. Yesterday’s closure announcement, scheduled to occur in late 2020 or early 2021, will affect 480 employees and their families that are located throughout Leeds Grenville and beyond. The impact of this closure will also directly affect companies... Read More

P&G Statement: Brockville Plant to Close as Early as 2020

P&G Statement: Brockville Plant to Close as Early as 2020
P&G’s Brockville Plant to Close as early as 2020 Cincinnati – As part of P&G’s North American Supply Network Redesign, P&G announced to employees today that, over the next few years, the remaining production of Bounce and Swiffer will re-locate from our Brockville, Ontario site to a new site in West Virginia. These transitions are currently planned to be complete... Read More