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History of the PSUO-SSUO Bargaining Unit


December 2006 - February 2007:  Campaigning for unionization as a OSSTF-FEESO Bargaining Unit.


February 2007:  Supervised OLRB unionization vote held, some votes seggregated.  Vote contested by the Employer.


July 2007:  At an OLRB hearing, the Bargaining unit is certified by an Accreditation Certificate with representation by OSSTF-FEESO.


October 2007:  First General Assembly, and election of Executive Committee and Bargaining Committee.


October to December 2007:  Preparation of the bargaining brief (initial proposal).


January 2008: Bargaining Brief submitted to the Employer.


February 2008: Start of meetings with the Employer's bargaining team.


February 2008 to June 2009: 49 bargaining sessions planned of which 16 cancelled.


June to August 2009 Conciliation:

- April 30th, 2009:  Request for conciliation.  A total of 8 days required.

- May 8th, 2009: Conciliator named.

- June 22nd, 2009: Beginning of conciliation,.

August 2009:  Tentative Agreement reached.

September 1, 2, 3, 2009: Ratification meetings and vote on the first PSUO-SSUO Collective Agreement.  Vote result of 87% in favour of the Collective Agreement.