Ontario Protecting Frontline Services through Tentative Agreement with OPSEU

Ontario Protecting Frontline Services through Tentative Agreement with OPSEU

January 04, 2022

Treasury Board Secretariat

Ontario is protecting the delivery of critical public services through a tentative three-year collective agreement with the Unified bargaining unit of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU).

This agreement, if ratified, supports the government’s goal of securing an agreement that is fair and equitable to Ontario’s dedicated public servants, in line with legislative requirements, and will support the people and businesses of Ontario through the pandemic and for the future of the province.

Over the next several weeks, the government and OPSEU will be undergoing their separate ratification processes with respect to the tentative agreement. Details of the agreement will be released once it has been ratified by the bargaining unit’s members.

The government remains at the bargaining table with OPSEU’s Correctional bargaining unit.

Quick Facts

  • OPSEU is the largest union in the Ontario Public Service, comprised of Unified and Correctional bargaining units.
  • Each of these bargaining units negotiate separately with the Treasury Board Secretariat, which is responsible for collective bargaining with all Ontario Public Service bargaining agents.
  • The OPSEU Unified bargaining unit represents 25,500 Ontario Public Service employees in a broad range of positions which include courthouse staff, frontline staff at ServiceOntario, conservation officers, enforcement officers, fire investigators, agricultural officers, pilots, psychologists, and IT systems officers.
  • The current collective agreement with OPSEU expired on December 31, 2021.


“I am very pleased that we have reached this tentative agreement with OPSEU’s Unified bargaining unit. This agreement, if ratified, will maintain labour stability and is an important step forward in supporting the government’s immediate priorities. This includes the ongoing fight against COVID-19, and our transformational agenda to modernize the delivery of public services that will meet the evolving needs of the people of Ontario.”

– Prabmeet Sarkaria
President of the Treasury Board

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