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Collective Bargaining is Underway!

Our current Collective Agreement expired April 30th. On June 12, collective bargaining with the Employer got under way.

The APUO’s Negotiation Team is:

Dalie GirouxAcademic Officer and Chief NegotiatorInstitute of Feminist and Gender Studies
Dimitri KarmisPresidentSchool of Political Studies
Colin MontpetitFirst Vice-PresidentDepartment of Biology
Evan SterlingSecretary-TreasurerLibrary
Jennifer BlairMobilization OfficerDepartment of English
Mythili RajivaOfficer-at-LargeInstitute of Feminist and Gender Studies
Jean-Daniel JacobCollective Bargaining Committee memberSchool of Nursing
Michel DesjardinsAdministrative DirectorAPUO Staff
Patrick DesjardinsGrievance Officer
Stéphanie KepmanLegal Counsel

All the proposals we have tabled for bargaining are available at:

The Employer’s Negotiation Team is:

Jules CarrièreVice-Provost, Faculty Relations
Kathryn PrinceAssociate Vice-Provost, Faculty Relations
Chantal FerrotSenior Advisor, Labour Relations
Jordan AlexanderLead Advisor, Labour & Faculty Relations
Louis BarriaultDean, Faculty of Science
Victoria BarhamDean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Talia ChungUniversity Librarian and Dean of Libraries
Jean-François TremblayDeputy Provost, Planning and Academic Budgets
Guy LévesqueAssociate Vice-President, Innovation, Partnerships and Entrepreneurship
Anne LemayLegal Counsel

The Employer’s proposals are available at:

At this time, neither party has tabled proposals relating to salary or health and benefits.

In the weeks ahead, we will be providing timely updates about the progress of our negotiations.

How to actively support our bargaining efforts

The APUO has created a series of four bargaining posters for posting on your office doors, one for each of our four collective bargaining pillars. Posting one or more of these posters on your office door is a great, and easy, way to express both your support for the APUO’s proposals and solidarity with fellow APUO members. 

You can view the posters in both languages here.

Staying in Touch

At the University of Ottawa, the Employer removed email access to SSUO members during their strike in 2020. As is standard practice for unions engaging in collective bargaining, we are asking that you please share your personal email address and telephone number with us. Doing so ensures that, in the event of potential future lockout or strike we will be able to remain in contact with you. 

Your information will be kept confidential and will only be used by the APUO should the Employer opt to remove Members’ uOttawa email access in the event of a lockout or strike.

Members will have received a survey form sent to their uOttawa email to share personal contact information and to order any posters. If you have not received this form, please write to