Jun 14, 2017
By Michael Kramer
The Ontario government is offering a second group of civil servants a deal that would extend their contracts past the next election – with no concessions attached.
The offer to the union representing many professionals in the public service – comes shortly after a similar one to OP-SEU, which represents more than 35-thousand public servants and correctional staff.
Both tentative deals feature 7.5 per cent raises – and would extend the contracts for four years – a timeline which could avoid any contentious bargaining – before next year’s election.
The presidents of both unions involved say they suspect the offers are meant to keep labour groups content – ahead of the upcoming vote.