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UWOFA Bargaining Bulletin – Vol. 8, No. 5

July 7th, 2022

Our faculty collective agreement expired on June 30th. The Employer has yet to meet with your UWOFA negotiating team to begin bargaining for a new collective agreement, although dates have been set.

UWOFA Bargaining Bulletin – Vol. 8, No. 4

June 23rd, 2022

Negotiating teams from UWOFA and the Employer have agreed on meeting dates for the Indigenous faculty side table and for collective bargaining.

UWOFA Bargaining Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 3

June 16th, 2022

When the Employer was not following through on its stated intention to schedule bargaining meetings, UWOFA proposed 29 half days for the parties to meet to negotiate in the period from June 13 to July 15. The Employer is only now responding to the UWOFA negotiating team’s proposal.

UWOFA Bargaining Bulletin Vol. 8, No. 2

June 10th, 2022

UWOFA has been working hard to get to the table and begin negotiations for a new faculty collective agreement. The current agreement expires on June 30th, 2022, which is coming up very soon. 

Your Collective Bargaining Roundup – Vol. 8, No. 1

April 19th, 2022

UWOFA has been working for several months on preparations to negotiate a new faculty collective agreement. The current agreement expires on June 30th, 2022.

Bargaining Bulletins- Faculty

January 17th, 2022

The UWOFA membership has voted to ratify the tentative faculty collective agreement reached with the university administration. Members of the faculty bargaining unit voted 90 per cent in favour of the deal in a vote that closed Friday, November 23.

Tentative agreement ratified – Vol. 7 No. 16

November 26th, 2018

The UWOFA membership has voted to ratify the tentative faculty collective agreement reached with the university administration. Members of the faculty bargaining unit voted 90 per cent in favour of the deal in a vote that closed Friday, November 23.

Ratification vote scheduled – Vol. 7 No. 15

November 16th, 2018

The UWOFA Board of Directors has recommended that the tentative faculty collective agreement reached with the administration on Friday November 9 be brought to the membership for ratification.

November 7 bargaining update – Vol. 7 No. 14

November 7th, 2018

Yesterday, at this late stage in bargaining, the employer asked your negotiating team for concessions in our existing health benefits package - concessions that had not been proposed in their previous offers at the table.

It’s Time to Reinvest in Western’s Core Mission: A Bargaining Issues Update – Vol. 7 No. 8

November 6th, 2018

Western’s financial position is extremely strong, and yet the Board of Governors and administration consistently choose not to reinvest in the core mission of quality education, teaching and research. As our examination of the university's budget reveals, the university has accumulated close to $700 million in surplus over the past 9 years.

Conciliation to begin Thursday in faculty contract negotiations – Vol. 7 No. 11

October 9th, 2018

A provincially appointed conciliator, Greg Long, will join your negotiating team and the employer at the bargaining table beginning this Thursday, October 11.

Faculty vote 94% in favour of strike mandate – Vol. 7 No. 10

September 27th, 2018

The UWOFA membership has voted 94 per cent in favour of strike action to strengthen bargaining goals during faculty negotiations.

UWOFA strike vote: Frequently asked questions – Vol. 7 No. 9

September 19th, 2018

Last week, UWOFA announced that a strike vote will be held for members of the faculty Bargaining Unit. Please see below for some frequently asked questions about the strike vote process.

UWOFA and the employer jointly file for conciliation – Vol. 7 No. 6

September 6th, 2018

UWOFA and the employer jointly filed a request to appoint a conciliation officer with the Ministry of Labour on Friday, August 30 in an attempt to bridge remaining differences at the table in negotiations for a new collective agreement for the faculty bargaining unit.

Negotiations pause for summer break – Vol.7, No.5

July 20th, 2018

Negotiations with the administration to reach a new faculty collective agreement have continued to move forward since we last updated you in June. The process is paused now for a one-month summer break.

Discontinuing the inappropriate use of student questionnaires on courses and teaching – Vol. 7 No. 4

July 11th, 2018

Discontinuing the use of student questionnaires on courses and teaching for personnel decisions such as promotion, tenure, annual review and hiring is one of UWOFA’s goals during this round of faculty collective bargaining.

Faculty collective bargaining begins – Vol. 7, No. 3

June 8th, 2018

Faculty collective bargaining began on Wednesday, June 6, with your UWOFA negotiating committee meeting with the Administration's representatives for several hours to exchange initial proposals.

What to expect during collective bargaining – Vol. 7, No. 2

June 1st, 2018

In anticipation of faculty bargaining beginning on June 6, the following is a collective bargaining primer for UWOFA members.

Your collective bargaining roundup – Vol. 7, No. 1

January 16th, 2018

UWOFA’s role at the bargaining table is to represent the interests of our membership. To that end, we will continue to consult you in various ways in the coming months as we prepare to negotiate.