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Conciliator called into City and OPSEU negotiations

Guelph, Ont., May 30, 2016 – Today the City of Guelph received confirmation that the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 231, the union representing Guelph’s part- and full-time paramedics,  has filed for conciliation with the Ontario Ministry of Labour. “Our paramedics play a vital role in ensuring the health and safety of our community and we are committed to reaching an agreement that is fair and recognizes their contributions,” said David Godwaldt, general manager Human Resources for the City. “As with all our employee groups, a negotiated settlement needs to be affordable and allow for greater efficiency in the delivery of valuable City services.” The City and OPSEU will return to the collective bargaining table once a conciliator has been appointed by the Minister… Continue reading Conciliator called into City and OPSEU negotiations

City continues negotiations with paramedics’ union 

Guelph, Ont., February 23, 2016 – Collective bargaining continues on February 24, 25 and 26 between the City and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 231 representing the City’s paramedics. The City values the important work paramedics do, and aims to negotiate an agreement that is fair to its employees, affordable for Guelph citizens, and aligns with other City employee groups’ contracts. Community safety is a priority; ambulance services will not be affected during contract negotiations. The contract for Guelph-Wellington Emergency Medical Services’ 157 full- and part-time paramedics ended in March 2015. Updates on the contract negotiations will be posted on guelph.ca/opseu. For more information David Godwaldt General Manager, Human Resources 519-822-1260, extension 2848 david.godwaldt@guelph.ca

Mayor’s Statement: negotiating with our paramedics and theatrical stage employees

Council’s bargaining mandate directs staff to negotiate contracts that are fair to our employees—whose work we value every day, reasonable and affordable for our taxpayers, and within the City’s capacity to pay. Continue reading Mayor’s Statement: negotiating with our paramedics and theatrical stage employees