|Date:||December 6, 2011|
|To:||PDAD&C, Professional & Managerial Staff|
|From:||Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources and Equity; Cheryl Misak, Vice-President and Provost|
|Re:||CUPE 3902 Unit 1 Update|
Over the past several months, the University and the Union have met on 21 occasions and have reached mutual agreement on 22 issues. However, there are a number of very important issues on which we remain far apart. We believe that it is time for us to seek the assistance of a Conciliation Officer and the University has advised the Union that we will make the request to the Ontario Ministry of Labour.
Given the time of year, it is likely that we will be unable to meet with the Conciliation Officer until early January. In the meantime, it is, of course, “business as usual”.
We want to assure you that we remain fully committed to reaching an agreement with our Teaching Assistants and we will provide you with regular updates as necessary.