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(2012-2013 HR#3) USW General Membership Meeting – September 10, 2012

Date: August 2, 2012
To: PDAD&C; Professional and Managerial Staff
From: Christina Sass-Kortsak, Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources
Re: USW General Membership Meeting – September 10, 2012

By email of March 6, 2012, members of PDAD&C and Professional and Managerial Staff 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 September 10, 2012 at 12 p.m. 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
Ramsay Wright Laboratories, Room 117

William G Davis Building, Room 3130 (Council Chambers)
(via video conference)

Council Chambers AA160
(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 2:15 p.m. 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.