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.
Results of the ratification vote May 9, 2016
May 10, 2016
Dear APUO members, The results of the ratification vote are as follows: 175 YES and 6 NO. The tentative settlement has therefore been supported by 96.7% of the members who have cast a ballot. With 181 ballots, the participation rate is 14.6%. We wish to thank our members for the strong and continued support given to us during this round of bargaining. Sincerely, The APUO Executive Committee