We recently had the privilege of visiting our long-time sponsor AMAPCEO (the Association of Management, Administrative and Professional Crown Employees of Ontario), a union of professional employees for the public service that represents over 13,000 individuals. The interns were treated to a luncheon by AMAPCEO President Dave Bulmer, Executive Assistant Anthony Schein, and 2003-2004 OLIP intern, Ben Rossiter. During our lunch meeting, we learned about the history of AMAPCEO, which represents public sector workers such as economists, policy researchers and architects, among others.
During our meeting, we discussed the history of the labour movement here in Ontario and the pillars that structure labour relations all while learning about what AMAPCEO does on behalf of its members. As constant advocates for the employees they represent, AMAPCEO has made gains in negotiations that include and go beyond everything from pay increases to improving the quality of its members’ workplaces. AMAPCEO’s negotiation strategy focuses on shared interests at the negotiating table, which is quite a skill when negotiations for some can be perceived as all or nothing.
Thank you AMAPCEO for taking the time to meet with us and for your continued support of the Ontario Legislature Internship Programme!