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October 10, 2006 - Information sessions held across the province with affected staff
The employer has held information sessions with all affected staff, including AMAPCEO members and management, to outline the milestones achieved and the next steps in the negotiations process. 
The employer reiterated that there will be no immediate impact to staff until a Human Resources Agreement has been reached.  There is no specific time line on how long this will take. 
The CTAR Working Group, comprised of both employer and bargaining unit members, has been regularly consulted and will continue to be involved in the negotiations process.
October 6, 2006 - Memorandum of Agreement signed
The long awaited Memorandum of Agreement has been signed between the federal and provincial governments to adminsiter a single corporations tax.  A Business Services Transfer Agreement and Human Resources Transfer Agreement have yet to be signed.  There will be no impact to staff until these negotiations have been concluded and the subsequent agreements have been signed.
Ministry Enforcement and Renewal Committee
The Ministry Enforcement and Renewal Committee (MERC) is a Ministry wide employee/employer relations committee.  It addresses provincial issues on behalf of your Ministry.
The current Ministry of Finance team members are:
Kathleen Demareski
(905) 440-4053
Leo Herskovits
(416) 730-5584
Maurice Gabay
(416) 730-5540

MERC Publication: "Taxing Times" Click here to link to the latest news.

OPSEU Local 340 is a non-profit organization committed to serving its members within the Durham Region.  Questions or Comments?  Please contact us.
OPSEU Local 340
110-40 King St W
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1A4
Phone: (905) 579-2658
Fax:  (905) 579-6619