UOttawa support staff on strike

October 20, 2020

Approximately 1,300 University of Ottawa support staff are on strike after the local bargaining unit of Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF) and the university were unable to reach an agreement on a new contract. Since early 2019, health benefits have been one of the main concerns for the membership. UOttawa said that their latest offer included the highest wage increase possible, as well as improvements to benefits and job security. However, talks between UOttawa and the OSSTF local bargaining unit broke down last week, with the result of the two sides not reaching an agreement before the strike deadline of one minute after midnight on October 19. CBC (ON)