Results of the ratification vote May 9, 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

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.

2015 Negotiations – Financial Proposals

Dear APUO members,

In a recent email, President Allan Rock stressed current financial pressures that the University of Ottawa is supposedly facing. He also instructed the deans of every faculty to make significant cuts. It is no surprise that this message was sent the day after the administration tabled a very weak financial proposal in negotiations with APUO that includes an annual increase of 1% for all members combined with cuts to extended health benefits and employee increases to pension contributions. If the APUO were to accept this proposal, most members would receive less than 1% annual increase.

APUO’s financial analysis committee examined the university’s financial statements and came to some very different conclusions. In summary,

  • The University of Ottawa has never been in better financial shape.
  • The university’s administration has prioritized financial strength over the affordability of education and/or educational quality.
  • uOttawa has run larger average annual surpluses than comparator universities.
  • Assets have grown without having to undertake substantial debts.

Please see the APUO’s financial analysis attached, based on public audited financial statements.

We are also posting the APUO’s financial proposals as well as the employer’s for your reference.

APUO financial proposals:

Employer financial proposals:

All negotiations documents are available on the APUO website.

Regards,

The APUO Executive Committee

Workshop on Tenure and Promotion

To all APUO members,

You will find here the presentation re: Workshop on Tenure and Promotion that was held October 26 2015.

Leslie Robertson
Agente de Griefs/ Grievance Officer
Association des professeurs de l’Université d’Ottawa/
Association of professors of the University of Ottawa
170 Waller, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9B9
tel: (613) 230-3659  fax: (613) 230-4310
apuogo@ottawa.ca        www.apuo.ca

Workshop on Tenure and Promotion

To all APUO members,

Please take note that the APUO Grievance Officer Leslie Robertston will be offering a Tenure and Promotion to Associate Workshop on Monday, October 26, 2015 from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM in the Social Sciences Building, 120 University, room 5028.

Please confirm your presence by notifying Manon Charette (apuo@uottawa.ca or 613-230-3659) as soon as possible.

The workshop will cover the articles in the collective agreement relevant to tenure and promotion; explain how to prepare a file; brief members regarding the process; and inform members on how APUO can help in case of an unsuccessful application.

Obviously this invitation is open to all APUO members, however it is also a special invitation for all the members of the Departmental Teaching Personnel Committees (DTPC) and also the members of the Faculty Teaching Personnel Committees (FTPC).

A separate workshop on promotion to Full Professor will be offered at a later date.

Leslie Robertson
Grievance Officer / Agent de grief
Association des professeur(e)s de l’Université d’Ottawa
Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa
170, Waller, Ottawa ON
Canada K1N 9B9
613-230-3659 (téléphone / phone)
613-230-4130 (télécopieur / fax)
www.apuo.ca

Workshop on Tenure and Promotion

To all APUO members,

You will find here the presentation re: Workshop on Tenure and Promotion that was held 6 May 2015.

Leslie Robertson
Agente de Griefs/ Grievance Officer
Association des professeurs de l’Université d’Ottawa/
Association of professors of the University of Ottawa
170 Waller, Ottawa, Ontario, K1N 9B9
tel: (613) 230-3659  fax: (613) 230-4310
apuogo@ottawa.ca        www.apuo.ca