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Support Staff at University of Ottawa reach tentative agreement

Toronto - October 30, 2020 The support staff Bargaining Unit at the University of Ottawa (PSUO-SSUO), represented by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation (OSSTF/FEESO), has reached a tentative agreement with the University of Ottawa. Strike action is suspended pending ratification.

“The membership showed enormous solidarity and strength through a lengthy and difficult round of bargaining. Their support for their bargaining team allowed us to reach a deal that we can recommend for ratification,” said Marcelle Desmornes, President of PSUO-SSUO.

“This was a historic labour action in unprecedented times, demonstrating enormous resolve in the face of a very challenging negotiating environment. This agreement allows members to return to the crucial work they do supporting students and faculty at the university,” concluded Desmornes.

Details remain confidential until ratified by both parties.



OSSTF/FEESO, founded in 1919, has over 60,000 members across Ontario. They include public high school teachers, occasional teachers, educational assistants, continuing education teachers and instructors, early childhood educators, psychologists, secretaries, speech-language pathologists, social workers, plant support personnel, university support staff, and many others in education.


Contact Information

Harvey Bischof, President

Ontario Secondary School Teachers’ Federation

Phone: 416-751-8300

Toll Free: 1-800-267-7867

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