University of Ottawa and its IT professionals reach a tentative agreement for a new collective agreement

Posted on Monday, October 26, 2020

The University of Ottawa is pleased to announce that a tentative agreement has been reached for a new collective agreement with the members of the Information Technology Professionals of the University of Ottawa (ITPUO), represented by the Professional Institute of the Public Service of Canada (PIPSC).

The tentative agreement has been approved by the members of the ITPUO by electronic vote last Friday October 23. The Executive Committee of the Board of Governors had previously approved this tentative agreement on October13.

Both parties will now work on finalizing the wording of this new collective agreement for signature in the coming weeks.

Update on labour disruption involving support staff

The University has always been and remains wiling and available to discuss with the union in order to reach an agreement. The University has daily contacts with the OSSTF bargaining team on several administrative items related to the current labour disruption. However, the time has come to return to the table to negotiate in good faith in an attempt to find a creative solution that will bring support staff employees back to work and end the strike.

uOttawa’s objective is for both parties to resume bargaining in a solution-oriented approach. The University has made significant improvements to its June offer. A revised offer was presented to the union on October 15 and the University is available to discuss if the union wishes to do so in a constructive way. The University values its support staff and want them to return to work.

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