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(2007-2008 HR#4) USW General Membership Meeting

Date:
September 4, 2007
To:
PDAD&C; Professional and Managerial Staff
From:
Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Re:
USW General Membership Meeting

The United Steelworkers Local 1998 has scheduled a General Membership meeting for October 16, 2007 at 3:30 p.m. Employees should check the United Steelworkers website at http://www.uswa1998.ca/ for location details.

In accordance with the terms of the staff-appointed collective agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University of Toronto, “employees will be given time off (not to exceed two (2) hours), with no loss of regular straight time pay, up to three (3) times per year to attend general membership meetings of the Local Union” (see letter of understanding, page 47).

We ask that those staff-appointed employees wishing to participate in the meeting who are represented by USW on the St. George Campus be permitted to leave at 3:15 p.m. and those employees at the University of Toronto at Scarborough and Mississauga, the Institute for Aerospace Studies and the David Dunlap Observatory be permitted to leave at 2:30 p.m. in order to participate in the meeting.

There is no comparable clause in the non-appointed (casual) collective agreement. However, such employees may attend on their own time if they are not scheduled to work.