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NOSM Certification Application Status

Posted on January 21, 2009

On January 8, 2009, as part of a settlement of two outstanding Ontario Labour Relations Board Applications, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM), Laurentian University Staff Union (LUSU) , and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) agreed to hold a Certification vote for eligible employees at all NOSM locations* who are working in office, clerical, administrative, technical and service positions. This excludes employees who are members of the Faculty Bargaining Unit and other agreed upon staff exclusions.

The Certification vote will determine whether employees wish to be represented in their employment relationship with NOSM by either LUSU or OPSEU or to remain Non-Union. The vote will take place on February 10 -11, 2009.

During the campaigning period preceding the vote, and until the result of the vote is confirmed, NOSM will not make comment on the process, or speculate as to the outcome.

(*NOSM employees are located in Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Kenora, Sault Ste. Marie and Timmins).