UOttawa, APTPUO avoid strike with tentative deal

November 1, 2017

The University of Ottawa and the Association of Part-Time Professors of the University of Ottawa reached a tentative deal early Monday morning, allowing classes to continue as usual at the university. “Part-time professors play an important role in our academic programs. I am pleased to see that we've been able to conclude a fair and reasonable agreement,” said UOttawa President Jacques Frémont. “I would like to thank members of both bargaining committees for their efforts.” The union’s professors were without a contract since August 2016, and 92% had voted in favour of strike action if an agreement could not be reached. The agreement has yet to be ratified by the university’s board of governors and APTPUO members. CBC