#Respect Campaign

Dear members,

The APUO has been in collective bargaining with the Central Administration of the University since January 30. As we have expressed through our Bargaining Updates over the last few months, the vast majority of the proposals tabled by the APUO have been rejected, making this round of collective bargaining a difficult one.

As we prepare for an intensive bargaining session with the Administration over the weekend and Monday, we are launching a campaign calling on the Central Administration to respect the APUO and the bargaining process. In the coming days, you will receive a pin and a flyer summarizing key proposals tabled by the APUO and the Administration. The back of the flyer is a poster that we encourage you to stick on your office door, as a show of solidarity with your colleagues and the APUO Collective Bargaining Team. We also encourage you to express your support for the APUO Bargaining Team via social media by using the hashtags #Respect and #uOttawa together.

Our Collective Agreement expires on April 30, but we remain hopeful that this weekend’s intensive bargaining session with the Administration can be a productive one.

In solidarity,

The APUO executive