Dear APUO Members,
The APUO is happy to report that the very strong support you expressed last week enabled the negotiating team to reach a tentative settlement with the employer.
This agreement includes a firm commitment by the employer to hire 60 new professors and 1 librarian over the next three years, the integration of the 31 existing LTRPs into continuing renewable appointments, significant scale and catch-up salary increases, as well as a modest pension contribution increase. The agreement also offers a guaranteed minimum number of APUO members.
In sum, we believe that the APUO has reached the best deal possible and we are happy to recommend it for ratification. A Special General Assembly (SGA) and secret vote to ratify the agreement will take place within the next 10 working days. We will forward you all the relevant information as soon as possible.
We would also like to thank all of our members who contributed to the bargaining process over the last year, as well as the excellent professional advice and support of the CAUT, which accompanied us through the mediation process.
Finally, thank you again for your extraordinary support. Your vote enabled us to bring you this deal.
The APUO Negotiation Team