2016 Bargaining

Dear APUO Members,

We are happy to report that we have been able to reach a deal with the employer. The agreement was reached at the end of the fifth full day of mediation.

We believe that we have negotiated the best deal possible in the current circumstances and we are happy to recommend its ratification. The agreement will be presented to the APUO Executive this afternoon. A Special General Assembly (SGA) and secret vote to ratify the agreement will take place before May 15, 2016. All relevant information will be forwarded to you as soon as possible.

We would like to thank all of our colleagues who contributed to the bargaining process over the last year, specifically the members of the Collective Bargaining Committee, as well as the excellent professional advice and support of OCUFA and CAUT. Furthermore, we would like to thank the independent mediator, Peter Simpson, who worked extremely hard to facilitate this deal.

Thank you again for your extraordinary support.


The APUO Negotiation Team
Tyler Chamberlin
Jennifer Dekker
Michel Desjardins
Dalie Giroux
Christian Rouillard
Natasha Udell
with special assistance from Paul Saurette

Absences from campus

Over the last few years several new practices that were implemented in faculties with regard to annual vacations and other absences from campus have created some confusion and problems for our members. We therefore wish to clarify the matter in light of the relevant sections of our Collective Agreement.

You can read the APUO memo here.

Results of survey on Assessment of Senior Administrators

Dear members of the APUO,

In accordance with its Policy Statement on Assessment of Senior Administrators, in February 2016 the APUO asked members in four faculties (Telfer School of Management, Faculty of Health Sciences, Faculty of Social Sciences and Faculty of Law – Civil Law Section) to complete a survey to assess their deans.

You can view the summary of results by clicking on this link.

You can also consult the details of the quantitative questions for each Dean using the following links:

François Julien, Telfer School of Management
Céline Lévesque, Faculty of Law – Section Civil Law
Marcel Mérette, Faculty of Social Sciences
Hélène Perrault, Faculty of Health Sciences

With kind regards,

The APUO Executive Committee


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