12.1 – UPDATE ON NEGOTIATIONS
Our negotiations have now entered the conciliation stage. A conciliator appointed by the Ontario Labour Relations Board has presided over two full-day bargaining sessions, on February 2 and March 5; the next is March 16. The only issue that the Employer has agreed to discuss so far is the “Exclusion clause” (Article 2.1.3.e) whereby the Employer threatened to strip professors teaching non-credit courses in PDP/Education and in OLBI (Official Language and Bilingualism Institute) of their APTPUO union membership, salaries and benefits. We’re preparing for an arduous fight and pushing to negotiate a fair deal for all of our members.
12.2 – ONLINE APPLICATIONS FOR COURSE CONTRACTS
University regulations now require that applications in response to course postings be submitted online using the UO "Part-Time Academic Positions" website -- not paper, fax, email, etc. Be sure you change the “session” setting to the semester you are interested in, otherwise you may see a message saying “there are no positions available at this time.” Click the course that you want, then click “Apply to Posting.” Don’t leave it to the last minute -- filling out this online form takes a lot of time the first time you do it because you have to type in your entire… life history! To see the course postings, and to apply, go to:
(Please report any changes to the course posting's “minimum requirements,” etc., to [email protected])
12.3 – APTPUO STUDENT BURSARY RECIPIENTS
We congratulate the recipients of the 2011 APTPUO 500$ Student Bursaries: Ms. Qudsia Amel (4th year, School of Nursing); Ms. Michelle Ben (4th year, Department of Economics); Mr. Paul Bitar (3rd year, Department of Electrical Engineering); Mr. Marc Dagher (3rd year, Faculty of Science); Mr. Mehdi El Ouedghiri-el Idrissi (4th year, Telfer School of Management); Ms. Candyce Yue Sun (4th year, Faculty of Science) and Mr. Vahit Yucesoy (3rd year, International Development and Global Studies).