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(2011-2012 HR#50) Reminder re USW General Membership Meeting – April 12, 2012

Date: April 4, 2012
To: PDAD&C, Professional & Managerial Staff
From: Christina Sass-Kortsak, Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources
Re: Reminder re USW General Membership Meeting – April 12, 2012

By email of March 6, 2012, members of PDAD&C and the Professional/Managerial group were advised of the dates and times of the three USW general membership meetings scheduled for 2012. The link to this information may be found at

This is a reminder that USW has scheduled a General Membership meeting for April 12, 2012 at 12pm. The meeting will be held on the St. George campus with video conferencing at UTSC and UTM.


The meeting locations are as follows:

St. George
Bahen Centre, room 1200

William G Davis building Building, room 3131
(via video conference)

Humanities Wing, room HW214
(via video conference)

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”.

We ask that those staff-appointed employees wishing to participate in the meeting who are represented by USW be permitted to leave at 11:45 a.m. in order to participate in the meeting.

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. This meeting includes the employee’s lunch period if it would normally occur at or about this time. Managers should expect their employees to be back to work by 2:15pm or thereabouts.

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.