Local 527 Ontario Public Service (OPS) Member
Top Demands

Sept 8, 2004

Of the Local's OPS members, 59 Office Administration, 49 Administrative filled in Bargaining Surveys

Here are the results for the top 10 demands for our Local's main Bargaining Categories, Office Administration (e.g. OAG and OAD) and Administrative:


1 Category Issues Office Administration (OAG / OAD) staff Top 10 Issues

Top 10 Survey # Issue Tally
1 1 General Wage Increase 38
2 76 Training and Development 11
3 2 Convert Max plus Merit to Pay Grid 10
4 121 Flextime 10
5 20 Special Case Classification 6
6 3 Automatic progression pay grid 5
7 4 Reduce Steps in Pay Grid 2
8 12 Custodial Responsibility Allowance 1
8 14 Bilingual Bonus 1
8 18 Other wage issues (cost of living) 1
8 82 Other career advancement issues (job shadowing, mentoring) 1
8 118 Hours of work 1


Category Issues Administrative staff Top 10 Issues

Top 10 Survey # Issue Tally
1 1 General Wage Increase 28
2 2 Convert Max Merit to Grid 11
3 7 Schedule 6 8
4 20 Special Case Classification 6
5 76 Training and Development 6
6 121 Flextime 6
7 3 Automatic Progression Pay Grid 3
8 4 Reduce Steps in Pay Grid 3
9 24 Professional fee expenses 2
10 6 Overtime 1
10 11 Holiday Pay 1
10 14 Bilingual Bonus 1
10 22 Meal Alllowance 1
10 25 Other expense issues (timeliness of reimbursements) 1
10 82 Other career advancements (no contracts outside of class/unclass) 1
10 118 Hours of work 1


Central Issues Top 10 Issues

Top 10 Survey # Issue Tally
1 33 Remove $100 Dental Deductible 78
2 26 Pay Ontario Health Premium 55
3 85 Reduce Stressors 35
4 30 Remove Deductible on Prescriptions 31
5 46 Extend Factor 80 31
6 75 Restrict External Hiring 28
7 56 End Divestment, Privatization 27
8 74 End Transfer to AMAPCEO, PEGO etc. 24
9 32 Improve, expand paramedical services 22
10 29 Drug Card 21
10 39 Vision Care 21