Quick News #5

5.1 - PAYMENTS FOR DFR EXAMS, ETC.

All APTPUO professors are entitled to additional remuneration for:

  • preparing and marking a deferred exam ($150 - paragraph 5.2.2.1 of the current Collective Agreement);
  • attending a committee/hearing in an academic fraud case ($175 - para. 5.2.4a);
  • participating in an official grade appeal ($175 - para. 5.2.4b);
  • and carrying out extra monitoring, etc. in the case of a student "accommodation" request ($200 - para 5.2.4c).

Your department is supposed to process the payment automatically, but it seems that in many cases they don't. Therefore: keep track of all cases you handle under these clauses, and make sure you receive your payment. Send an email to your Chair with the details, and cite the appropriate paragraph of the Collective Agreement.

5.2 - If you have carried out any of the tasks referred to above, please email us [email protected] to let us know whether or not your department made the payment automatically.

If it did not, please send us a copy of the email you sent your department requesting the payment, and also tell us how long it took to get the matter resolved. To work effectively on your behalf, our Association needs facts! And we need each APTPUO prof to supply us with the facts!

Quick News #6

6.1 - SENIORITY LIST

A reminder to all our members that you should verify your total number of points on the Seniority List and report any corrections to the Human Resources Department of the University by August 31st.

6.2 - QUOTES FROM THE UO WEBSITE

“Please note that these points are as of April 30, 2010, and as such, the points for the Spring and Summer 2010 are not included.”

“In case of error or omission: Please send a notice of disagreement that includes your name, employee number, uOttawa email address and contact information to [email protected] no later than midnight August 31 2010.”

Quick News #7

7.1 - WELCOME BACK!

And a special welcome to all our new APTPUO profs who are teaching at U Ottawa for the first time this semester. And to those who don't have any courses this semester, we haven't forgotten you! You remain a member of the APTPUO for two years after the end of your last contract.

7.2 - GET TO KNOW YOUR COLLEAGUES SOCIAL EVENT

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 20th 2010 – 4:30 – 7:00 pm – Café Nostalgica

Drop in for a delicious informal supper at Cafe Nostalgica, located on campus on Cumberland Street near the corner of Laurier. Your APTPUO colleagues are looking forward to meeting you! This is a great way to meet old and new friends and exchange ideas about conducting your classes. When you participate in APTPUO events, you make us stronger and we become a more formidable force for advancing your interests!

7.3 - PLAN TO ATTEND OUR ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING in late November. Find out about what's been going on, including reports on the current contract negotiations and more. Date to be announced.

Quick News #8

8.1 - DINNER AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

Friday, November 26, 2010, 5:30 p.m.

Lounge 140, 90 University Private (The New Residence)

Join us for a delicious full-course buffet dinner (no charge!) Get to know other Part-Time Professors, hear the (brief!) year-end reports, and vote on important issues including elections of the 2011 Board of Directors.

You are a member of the APTPUO while you are teaching as a part-time professor and for two years after the end of your last contract.

Part-time professors in the Faculties of Medicine and Law are not members of the APTPUO.

Quick News #9

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:

http://www.uottawa.ca/associations/aptpuo/awa.html

Quick News #10

We wish you the best in your classes during 2011, but we haven’t forgotten about you even if you do not have a course right now! This year we are launching a renewed campaign to contact all our members and to update your non-UO email address, your home mailing address and phone numbers. This is urgent because the University could cut off our LISTSERV as a pressure tactic during contract negotiations. Please press “REPLY” and send us your info!

Quick News #11

Please look on the bulletin boards in your Department to see if the HIRING REPORT for courses given to APTPUO professors has been posted. Each Department is required to do this, so that everyone can check who got what courses, their category and seniority points. If the Hiring Report is not posted, please tell your Department Administrator AND TELL US!

Quick News #12

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.

Quick News #17

In this edition:

  1. SENIORITY LIST
  2. ANNUAL APTPUO MEMBERS' MEETING AND DINNER
  3. INVITATION -- PART-TIME PROFESSOR OF THE YEAR AWARD CEREMONY AND LECTURE
  4. CHECK FOR ERRORS ON YOUR PAY SLIPS

Quick News #15

In this edition:

  1. WELCOME, AND WELCOME BACK!
  2. ACCESSIBILITY FOR ONTARIANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT ("AODA")
  3. HARASSMENT POLICY

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