|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.