Public proceedings of the Board

Meeting of the Board of Directors on October 17, 2014


Board members present

John McCamus (Chair); Aly Alibhai; Nancy Cooper; Michelle Haigh; John Liston; James McNee; Derry Millar; Tim Murphy; James Yakimovich; Robert W. Ward (CEO/Ex Officio)

1. Finalizing negotiations with unionized staff

Negotiations with OPSEU Local 525 have reached the point at which union representatives will present a final offer to the OPSEU membership. They will vote on this offer on October 22, 2014. The proposed negotiated settlement includes:

  • cost of living increases of six per cent over four years
  • Remembrance Day off
  • participation in the creation of a tele-work policy

LAO can offset these costs by reducing leasing costs through communal work spaces.

The Chair indicated that this offer is in line with the provincial government’s directive. A quorum of Board members approved the proposed negotiated settlement for LAO’s OPSEU members.