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UWOFA faculty members encouraged to fill out collective bargaining survey 

Negotiations for a new Faculty Collective Agreement will begin in Spring 2022 and UWOFA has started its preparations. Most importantly, we need to hear from all UWOFA faculty members about your goals for bargaining. What issues matter most to you?

As a part of this consultation process, UWOFA will be conducting surveys. There will be other opportunities for input as well, such as virtual meetings and one-on-one conversations, but the surveys are an important tool.

The first survey is now open. It has three general questions. We are asking all Faculty members (including probationary, tenured, limited term, limited term no-end-date, part-time, standing appointment, and limited duties) to respond. Your responses will be used to narrow in on negotiation goals and fine tune future surveys.  

The survey is open until Tuesday, December 7. The link is available in an email sent November 18. 

We recognize everyone is exhausted from the extra work and stress of the pandemic, but this is our opportunity to identify the improvements we would most like to see in our working conditions.

Thank you for participating and making your voice heard.

Things to consider before making flex credit allocations

The deadline for allocating your flex credits according to how you wish to use them is December 7, 2021. In considering the use of this valuable benefit, the UWOFA Pension & Benefits Committee would like to offer some reminders and suggestions.

Deadline for librarians' and archivists' Annual Report submission extended

The deadline for librarian and archivist Members to send their ARR submissions to the Chief Librarian or Dean or designate, with copy to the immediate supervisor, is now Friday, December 3, 2021.

Members' children, spouse may be eligible for substantial tuition reimbursement

Subject to plan conditions, spouses and dependent children of faculty holding a regular full-time continuing appointment and librarians and archivists holding probationary or continuing appointments are eligible to receive tuition scholarships for university courses taken for credit towards a degree (undergraduate, professional or graduate) at a recognized university, national or international, for a maximum of four years full-time or equivalent (20 full-time courses).

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The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario in London.

UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty members, academic librarians and archivists.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.