Welcome to APUO

APUO is both a professional association and a union, certified in 1976 under the Ontario Labour Relations Act.

It is the exclusive bargaining agent for the 1250 employees in the bargaining unit which it represents. The unit includes professors (other than visiting professors), language teachers, counsellors, librarians, and certain research fellows.


Recent News
Update on the issue of workload
February 26, 2019

On November 6, the APUO held its second Strategic Thinking and Action Forum (STAF), which focused on the workload of APUO members.[1]The purpose of the meeting was to (i) share information on this issue; (ii) hear from members on the causes and effects of our increasing workload; and (iii) discuss the collective means and strategies available to us to deal with this situation. About 40 members participated in the two-hour discussion. Beyond the specificity of…


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