Deal includes improvements to wages, leave
Public Health Ontario and the Ontario Public Health Service Employees Union (OPSEU) reached a tentative agreement after 12 hours of mediation.
The deal — which affects OPSEU Local 863 members in Public Health Ontario labs across the province — includes improvements to wages and leave.
OPSEU represents workers at 16 Public Health Ontario labs and offices across Ontario.
Employees provide a wide range of clinical and environmental testing, including food-borne illness testing and drinking-water testing.
Additionally, employees investigate outbreaks and perform tests when bioterrorism is suspected.