Welcome to APUO

Please note that our office elevator is currently out of service. The APUO is working to ensure it is fixed as soon as possible.

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
Public Sector Wage Increase Bill
June 13, 2019

On June 5, the Ford government introduced Bill 124, a bill that imposes a one percent cap on public sector wage increases for three years. The following is a summary of its implications for the APUO and its members.  Salary, progress-through-the-ranks, and benefits Bill 124 does not apply to collective agreements ratified before June 5, 2019. APUO members can expect the two percent wage increase negotiated and approved in our collective agreement last year.  Our…


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