Welcome to APUO

After careful consideration of the recent developments and the recommendations of public health officials, the APUO offices will be closed until further notice. During this exceptional closure, APUO employees will work from home while offering services online (email or virtual meetings) or over the phone.
If you have any questions, please send them by email to apuo@uottawa.ca. We are also checking voicemails several times a day everyday, do not hesitate to call us with your inquiries at (613) 230-3659.

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
Support Staff Strike Updates
October 23, 2020

Dear members, Since Monday, the Support Staff of the University of Ottawa (SSUO) have been striking against wage and benefit cuts, an orphan clause in their collective agreement, and continued vacancies in their bargaining unit. Contrary to what the Central Administration has been reporting, it has not proposed any compromises to the SSUO to facilitate ending the strike. The best way to pressure the Central Administration to propose a fair and equitable deal for the SSUO…


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