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(2011-2012 HR#43) Update on Certification Application by CUPE to represent Postdoctoral Fellows at U of T

Date: March 14, 2012
To: PDAD&C; Professional and Managerial Staff
From: Angela Hildyard, Vice-President, Human Resources & Equity
Re: Update on Certification Application by CUPE to represent Postdoctoral Fellows at U of T

As you know, in July 2009 CUPE applied to the Ontario Labour Relations Board to be certified as the exclusive bargaining agent for a subset of postdoctoral fellows at U of T. Further to the update provided on February 10, 2012 (http://www.provost.utoronto.ca/public/pdadc/2011_to_2012/42.htm), I am writing to advise you that the ballot box has now been opened, the votes counted, and the end result is that a majority of those voting indicated that they did not wish to be represented by CUPE. Accordingly, we expect that the OLRB will shortly issue a decision dismissing the application for certification. Please forward this email to Principal Investigators and Postdoctoral fellows within your departments.