(2011-2012 HR#14) USW General Membership Meeting – December 8, 2011

Date: November 10, 2011
To: PDAD&C; Professional and Managerial Staff
From: Christina Sass-Kortsak, Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources
Re: USW General Membership Meeting – December 8, 2011

By email of March 10, 2011, members of PDAD&C and Professionals/Managers were advised of the dates and times of the three USW general membership meetings scheduled for 2011.  The link to this information may be found at

This is a reminder that USW has scheduled a General Membership meeting for December 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm at the Steelworkers Hall at 25 Cecil Street.

In accordance with the terms of the staff-appointed collective agreement between the United Steelworkers and the University of Toronto, “employees will be given time off (not to exceed two (2) hours), with no loss of regular straight time pay, up to three (3) times per year to attend General Membership Meetings of the Local Union”.

Please note that in accordance with the terms of the collective agreement employees who will be attending the USW general meeting must notify their manager at least one week in advance of the meeting date.

We ask that those staff-appointed employees wishing to participate in the meeting who are represented by USW on the St. George Campus be permitted to leave at 3:15 p.m. and those employees at the University of Toronto at Scarborough and Mississauga and the Institute for Aerospace Studies be permitted to leave at 2:45 p.m. in order to participate in the meeting. Please note that there will be no videoconferencing for this meeting.

There is no comparable clause in the non-appointed (casual) collective agreement. However, such employees may attend on their own time if they are not scheduled to work.