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.
Ford government’s post-secondary education sector announcement
January 21, 2019
On Thursday, January 17, the Ontario government announced a series of changes to the post-secondary education sector. These changes include: A new tuition fee framework which includes a 10% tuition fee reduction for domestic students for 2019-2020 and a tuition freeze for 2020-2021. Reforms to the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) and the elimination of the free tuition grant. The introduction of voluntary student unionism. The 10% tuition fee reduction The Ontario government introduced a…