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21 August 2017
Problems caused by the Phoenix pay system debacle persist this summer. Here is a brief account of the situation.
18 August 2017
Your Bargaining Team met with the University in conciliation on August 2, 2017. The conciliator provided by Ontario Labour Relations was unable to help both sides to reach an agreement. Therefore the UOITP asked the conciliator to issue a ‘No Board Report’. This Report simply states that the UOITP and the University have reached an impasse in negotiations. The Report was issued on August 10, 2017 which puts UOITP in a legal strike position on August 27, 2017.
18 August 2017
Conciliation is a process by which a trade union or an employer can ask the Ontario Ministry of Labour for help in resolving their differences so that they can reach a collective agreement. Either party may apply to the ministry. If parties are in negotiations, they must use the government's conciliation services before they can get into a position to engage in a strike or lock-out.
15 August 2017
Come join the fun by celebrating the launch of Capital Pride Week on August 20, 2017 at Hintonburg Park, Ottawa, for the Ten Oaks Project LGBTQ+ Family picnic from 2 PM to 5 PM. Bring your friends and families (and maybe a blanket or two!) and celebrate with the community!
15 August 2017
Labour Day is an annual holiday to celebrate the achievements of workers. Labour Day has its origins in the union movement, specifically the eight hour work day movement, which advocated eight hours for work, eight hours for recreation, and eight hours for rest.
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