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Collective Bargaining Agreement Expirations – Summary 2016

  • Issued: June 2016
  • Content last reviewed: June 2016

Expiration Overview

In 2016, 2,803 collective agreements covering 481,042 Ontario-based employees are scheduled to expire. Public sector agreements account for 44.4% of all agreements expiring in 2016.

The construction (ICI and Non-ICI) industry has the largest number of employees (approx. 122, 932) scheduled to expire in April. In March, the largest industry with expiries is within the hospitals (covering approx. 82,254 employees).


Figure 1: Major unions with agreements expiring in 2016 by number of agreements

This pie chart shows the number of agreements expiring in major unions.

Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA): 388, Unifor: 288, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE): 326, Labourers' International Union of North America: 242, Ontario Public Service Employees: 162, Others: 379


Figure 2: Major unions with agreements expiring in 2016 by number of employees

This pie chart shows the number of employees in major unions with agreements expiring.

Ontario Nurses' Association (ONA): 70,149, Unifor: 58,431, Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE): 51,327, Labourers' International Union of North America: 34,335, Ontario Public Service Employees: 29,868, Others: 111,906



Figure 3: Number of employees with agreements expiring in selected industries by month


This bar chart shows the number of employees by selected industries (manufacutring, non-manufacutring and construction) with agreements expiring by month.
Table 1: Number of employees with agreements expiring in selected industries by month
Month Manufacturing Non-Manufacturing Construction
January 3,134 21,063 104
February 2,639 3,181 107
March 4,192 134,990 620
April 1,690 11,223 122,932
May 834 4,485 315
June 4,169 31,150 219
July 3,440 11,118 40
August 1,136 16,397 24
September 22,571 19,674 64
October 1,494 6,918 800
November 3,876 5,828 214
December 3,116 35,676 1,429

The economic environment in Ontario is expected to receive modest growth. Gross Domestic Product is projected to grow by 2.3% and the Consumer Price Index to be 1.8% in Ontario for 2016.

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