University of Ottawa reaches tentative agreement with its faculty

Posted on Tuesday, August 6, 2013

The University of Ottawa has reached a tentative deal for a new collective agreement with the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO), the union representing its full-time faculty members.

The agreement was reached on Sunday, August 4, in the afternoon, after two full days of talks with a mediator. The deal must be ratified by the University's Board of Governors and the members of the APUO.

“We are extremely pleased to have reached a tentative settlement,” said Allan Rock, president and vice-chancellor of the University of Ottawa. “This deal addresses some of the key long-standing issues, such as pension and tenure track positions. It also offers increased compensation that is in line with what other Ontario professors have received. I would like to commend all parties for their efforts and such a successful result.”

The details of this tentative agreement will not be communicated at this point. Both the University's Board of Governors and APUO members must first be informed of and then approve the terms of the agreement.

Negotiations are still ongoing with the union representing uOttawa's support staff (SSUO-OSSTF). The University is confident that a fair and equitable agreement can be reached before the end of August.



Patrick Charette
Director, Corporate Communications
University of Ottawa
Office: 613-562-5800 (3137)
Cell: 613-724-8290

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