9.1 - CHANGE OF LOCATION FOR AGM
We are back in “Jazzy”! Instead of the New Residence Building, our AGM will again be held in the JAZZY RESTAURANT in the UNICENTRE (adjacent to the Cafeteria). Buffet dinner and meeting, starting at 5:30pm, this Friday, November 26th.
9.2 - DON’T MISS OUR AGM!
We are in the midst of collective bargaining right now, and the University needs to see that we are strong and united. There are some urgent issues (see below) that may ultimately lead to a strike vote. Please contact your colleagues and get them to attend.
9.3 - SHORTER WINTER SEMESTER
We learned recently that there will only be twelve weeks of class in the winter semester, to match the arrangements brought about by the new autumn study break. The University is expecting professors to teach the traditional thirteen weeks of course material in twelve weeks. The pay structure is unchanged for the moment, but the University is asking for concessions at the bargaining table due to the reduction in classroom time.
9.4 - UNILATERAL REMOVAL OF UNIONIZED STATUS FOR APTPUO PROFS IN OLBE AND EDUCATION
The University has informed us that it will be removing unionized status from APTPUO profs who are teaching all non-credit courses in the Faculty of Education and OLBE. The University wants to hire whomever they wish (no APTPUO seniority), with reduced wages and benefits. Please come to the Annual General Meeting to hear more about the options facing our Union.
9.5 - ADVANCE ANNOUNCEMENT -- COMPETITION FOR PART-TIME PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR AWARD
Deadline for submitting your application will be in mid-Winter. For general information, please have a look at: