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Resources for UWOFA Members During the PSAC Local 610 Strike

Updated April 19, 2024

The Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who are members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 610 (PSAC 610) are now on strike.

It is our responsibility to report to work, do our job, and maintain academic integrity in our courses. You are not required to do the work or normal duties of the striking Graduate Teaching Assistants. UWOFA will defend members subjected to discipline for exercising their collective agreement rights.

We will continue to update the membership as the situation unfolds. Please refer to the FAQ which we are continually updating.

Help Avert a Strike At Western: Supporting our PSAC Local 610 Colleagues

Updated April 10, 2024

 

The Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who are members of the Public Service Alliance of Canada, Local 610 (PSAC 610) will be in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. on April 11, 2024.

We profoundly condemn the recent actions taken by Western University’s senior administration. The failure to address the legitimate concerns of GTAs in a meaningful manner and the resorting to tactics aimed at undermining their right to strike are not only disheartening but a direct attempt to erode the foundation of solidarity among academic workers at the institution. 

We support our Members in objecting to work assigned to GTAs in the event of a strike, emphasizing the importance of collective action and unity in upholding the rights of workers. In solidarity with our fellow academic workers, we offer our full support to PSAC 610 and encourage all members to join GTAs on the line for solidarity pickets. You can also support our GTAs by signing on to the support letter below or distributing the slide below in your OWL course announcements.

An FAQ is available to all members who have questions about the potential strike and how it will affect their work. We continue to monitor this situation and will update our members as new information becomes available.