(2012-2013 HR#8) USW General Membership Meeting – December 12, 2012

Date: November 2, 2012
To: PDAD&C, Professional and Managerial Staff
From: Christina Sass-Kortsak, Assistant Vice-President, Human Resources
Re: USW General Membership Meeting – December 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 December 12, 2012 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”.

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.