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Article 12 : duration and modification of agreement


This Agreement shall continue in force and effect from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2021 and shall be renewed automatically thereafter for a period of one (1) year unless either party notifies the other in writing prior to April 1, 2021, that it desires to amend and terminate this Agreement. Where notice to amend the Agreement is given, the provisions of this Agreement shall continue in force until a new Agreement is signed or the right to strike or lockout accrues, whichever first occurs.

12.2 This agreement may be amended by mutual written consent.


For the duration of this Agreement, the Employer and the Union agree as follows:

  • The Employer shall not call a lockout and the members of the APTPUO shall not take any form of strike action, work stoppage or work slowdown.
  • The APTPUO shall take all necessary measures to avoid or discourage picketing, information picketing or similar demonstrations that its members might undertake, individually or in groups, in the context of a labour relations dispute, to disrupt the work and services of the University of Ottawa.


In the event that employees of the University of Ottawa, other than those covered by this Agreement, engage in a strike and/or maintain picket lines, employees covered by this Agreement shall continue to report to work and carry out their regular duties but shall not be required to perform work normally done by those employees.


For matters involving the interpretation of any portion of this agreement, including the processing or arbitration of any grievance, the official text of any clause shall be the text in the language indicated by an asterisk (*) beside the number or the heading of the article/section.


The Employer agrees to translate each clause of this agreement from the language in which the clause was negotiated into the other official language of Canada and, within four (4) months of ratification, to forward the translated version to the Association for its approval.

12.7 The parties agree to renegotiate any part of this agreement which is invalidated by, or is in conflict with, any judicial or legislative act.

12.8 This agreement is binding upon the parties hereto and upon the employees in the bargaining unit set out in section 2.1 and, except in the event of a contrary determination by the Ontario Labour Relations Board, binds any successor trade union of the Association that results from any merger, amalgamation or transfer of jurisdiction and it binds any successor Employer.