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Article 1 : purpose and definitions


1.1 Whereas the Parties hereto desirous of concluding an agreement for the purpose of assuring proper conditions for collective bargaining, for promoting and maintaining stability and harmony, respecting the terms and conditions of employment, have agreed with each other as follows.


The Union: refers to the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local 772-A.

The Employer: refers to the University of Ottawa.

The University: refers to the Employer - the University of Ottawa.

Employee or regular employee: refers to an employee holding a permanent position with a regular schedule of a minimum of thirty-two (32) hours per week, as specified in Article 7 of this Agreement.

Term Operating Engineers:

In the event a 3rd Class Operating Engineer is not available, a 4th Class Operating Engineer in respect of the TSSA / Operating Engineers Act, may be hired for a maximum of twelve (12) months to perform bargaining unit work required because of either a lack of staff, authorized absences or because of excess workload.

The employee terms and conditions of employment are as per the Letter of Agreement '4th Class Operating Engineer in 3rd Class Operating Engineer Positions' point #4, and if the employee is a 4th Class Operating Engineer point #1 will also apply, and shall be governed by this Agreement on all other provisions. Any extensions to the twelve (12) month period must be agreed by to the Parties.

Internal applicant: Application type that includes only regular employees.

External applicant: Any applicant that are not governed by this Agreement.

Continuous service: means a period of service without more than thirteen (13) weeks of uninterrupted work.

Bargaining Unit: the Union representing the Power Engineers through local 772-A of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE).

Seniority in the Bargaining Unit: refers to the length of the employee‘s continuous service in the Bargaining Unit.

Classification Seniority: refers to the length of the employee‘s continuous service in a given classification within the Bargaining Unit. By classification, we mean i.e 3rd class, 2nd class, etc.

Agreement: means the current Collective Agreement.

Liaison Officer: means the Director, Labour Relations, the Associate Director, Labour Relations or their delegates, who alone are empowered to deal with any problems relating to labour relations, discussions or negotiations and agreements with the Union.

The Parties: means the University and the Union.

Union representative: means an outside representative who works for the Union.

Union delegate: means an employee who is a local union representative.

Division Head(s) (Immediate Supervisor/Supervisor): means the Manager, Mechanical and Plumbing Infrastructure who is responsible for the Maintenance Division and/or Chief Operating Engineer, Power Plant who is responsible for the Operation Division.