On April 25, 2016, the Association of Professors of the University of Ottawa (APUO) reached a tentative deal with their employer. The APUO released the following statement on their website:
We are happy to report that we have been able to reach a deal with the employer. The agreement was reached at the end of the fifth full day of mediation.
We believe that we have negotiated the best deal possible in the current circumstances and we are happy to recommend its ratification. The agreement will be presented to the APUO Executive this afternoon. A Special General Assembly (SGA) and secret vote to ratify the agreement will take place before May 15, 2016. All relevant information will be forwarded to you as soon as possible.
We would like to thank all of our colleagues who contributed to the bargaining process over the last year, specifically the members of the Collective Bargaining Committee, as well as the excellent professional advice and support of OCUFA and CAUT. Furthermore, we would like to thank the independent mediator, Peter Simpson, who worked extremely hard to facilitate this deal.
Thank you again for your extraordinary support.
More details of the new agreement will be available upon ratification, and will be published on the APUO website and in OCUFA Report.