The APTPUO stands in solidarity with its SSUO colleagues who are on strike today. We wish to recognize that this is the first strike in the history of the University of Ottawa and that despite the circumstances, it is taking place amid a pandemic. PSUO members play a crucial role in the smooth running of the University. In these exceptional circumstances, the importance of having a health insurance plan, particularly for mental health, is undoubtedly evident. We urge the University administration to return to the negotiating table with a fair and reasonable agreement. #FairDeal4PSUO
The Association has not yet been notified about the possible presence of picket lines. However, if you feel that your health and safety is at risk, please contact the Association at firstname.lastname@example.org. We remind you that you are under no obligation to cross a picket line and report to work if you feel that your safety is at stake. However, you must notify your department in advance.