Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada.2/6/07. The Record.com reports:
The powerful union representing Ontario's secondary school teachers is wooing support staff at the University of Waterloo.
The union drive by the Ontario Secondary School Teachers' Federation is in full swing.
The federation now represents support staff at Algoma University in Sault Ste. Marie and Brock University in St. Catharines...
The UW Staff Association, an advisory body only, did not prompt the federation's union drive and is not involved, association president Joe Szalai said.
However, Szalai said he personally favours the federation's bid on campus...Szalai, who works in UW's library, said he's very optimistic about the federation's chance for success on his campus.
The federation needs the support of at least 40 per cent of the potential bargaining unit in order to make a certification application to the Ontario Labour Relations Board.