I am writing to inform you that United Steelworkers Local 1998 (Staff Appointed) is holding a General Membership Meeting requiring release time on August 6 to hold an information session on the tentative collective agreement.
This meeting will be held by Zoom. Members will be able to join during the following times:
- 8:30am – 10:00am
- 12:00pm – 1:30pm
- 4:30pm – 6:00pm
In accordance with the ‘Letter of Understanding: Union Meetings’ in 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”.
There is no comparable clause in the Casual collective agreement. However, casual employees may attend on their own time if they are not scheduled or required to work.