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Strike Averted – UWOFA-LA has signed Tentative Agreement

October 4th, 2023

The Negotiating Team has now signed a tentative agreement with the Employer and recommends that the UWOFA-LA Membership ratify this deal.

UWOFA Wins Parental Benefits Grievance

August 16th, 2023

UWOFA is pleased to report our recent success in a policy grievance we filed regarding parental leave entitlements.

Part-Time Faculty Compensation for extra work outside of contract

July 19th, 2023

It has come to UWOFA's attention that Part-Time Faculty Members are uncertain about how compensation for extra work outside of their contracts will be administered.

Tentative agreement on post-Bill 124 pay increases and ratification vote

June 26th, 2023

After several months of negotiating efforts, UWOFA has succeeded in reaching a tentative agreement with the administration on a deal that reopens the pay increase components of the collective agreement that the membership ratified in late November of 2022.

Changes to Performance Evaluation for Full- and Part-Time Faculty Members

May 2nd, 2023

Our new collective agreement contains some fundamental changes to the way performance evaluations will be administered.

UWOFA Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund

April 27th, 2023

Application for the UWOFA Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund (CFRPDF) is now open.

UWOFA concerned to see masking mandate end without warning

February 8th, 2023

UWOFA is concerned that Western has abruptly terminated its mask mandate in instructional spaces.

UWOFA meeting with Employer to renegotiate pay increases – Take Action now to show your support!

December 19th, 2022

We call on members to take action and join UWOFA in urging the Employer to agree to higher compensation before the Provincial government attempts to reinstate Bill 124.

Bill 124 struck down, UWOFA urges Ford government not to appeal

November 30th, 2022

UWOFA applauds the Ontario Court decision to strike down Bill 124, a law that limited wage increases for public sector employees.

Strike Deadline Set for November 14, 11:59pm

November 10th, 2022

The UWOFA Board of Directors met this afternoon and has set a strike deadline of 11:59 p.m., Monday, November 14th.

Picket Line Locations for CUPE Strike on Friday November 4

November 3rd, 2022

UWOFA stands with the CUPE education workers as they fight back against the Ontario’s government in its attempt to interfere with fair and democratic collective bargaining.

UWOFA stands with education workers in Ontario

November 1st, 2022

UWOFA stands with education workers in Ontario, represented by CUPE-OSBCU (Ontario School Board Council of Unions).

Time is running out to avert a strike

October 28th, 2022

The “No Board” report UWOFA requested last week was filed with the Ministry of Labour.

Strike Vote Results

October 3rd, 2022

We are pleased to report that 91% of ballots cast were YES votes, in support of the UWOFA Board of Directors authorizing strike action if necessary.

Vote Yes!

September 21st, 2022

Here is all the information you need to Vote “YES” to a strike vote next week.

Unionization drive for GSAs and GRAs

September 19th, 2022

UWOFA strongly supports PSAC 610 in starting a unionization drive for Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs) and Graduate Research Assistants (GRAs).

Every Budget is a Choice 3.0

September 16th, 2022

We have prepared a report to outline Western’s current economic position. As you will see, Western has the money to reinvest in faculty and the academic mission, but they are choosing not to.

UWOFA supports Covid safety protocols on Western campus

August 24th, 2022

UWOFA supports Western’s recent announcement regarding Covid policies as we return to campus for the fall semester.

UWOFA Calls for Health Protocol Clarification

August 18th, 2022

UWOFA is still waiting for confirmation regarding the Covid health protocols.

Join UWOFA in remembering Our London Family

June 6th, 2022

It has been one year since the attack that took the lives of Salman Afzaal, Madiha Salman, Talat Afzaal, and Yumna Afzaal.

UWOFA Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund

April 20th, 2022

Application for the UWOFA Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund is now open.

UWOFA advocates for faculty autonomy and PPE in return to campus plans

January 17th, 2022

On Friday, Jan. 14 the employer sent a notice about its return to campus plan. UWOFA acknowledges the stress and hard work of all our members and continues to advocate strongly on your behalf.

UWOFA accepting nominations for Tom Murphy Memorial Award

January 4th, 2022

UWOFA is accepting nominations for the Tom Murphy Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to UWOFA.

Upcoming deadline for librarians, archivists to submit request for promotion and continuing appointment extension

December 9th, 2021

Academic librarians and archivists are reminded that the deadline for submitting a request for an extension to their promotion and continuing appointment clocks is December 31, 2021.

Deadline for librarians’ and archivists’ Annual Report submission extended

November 15th, 2021

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.

UWOFA condemns Islamophobic mass murder in London

June 8th, 2021

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is deeply saddened by the recent deaths of four London family members who were targeted because of their Islamic faith.

International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) Working Definition of Antisemitism

April 16th, 2021

During its April meeting the UWOFA Board of Directors passed a motion in support of the following statement.

UWOFA urges Western to place climate action at the core of the next Strategic Plan

April 6th, 2021

UWOFA sent the following recommendation to the university's Strategic Planning Steering Committee.

Ontario government circumventing democracy and public debate on Bill 168

October 30th, 2020

UWOFA’s Executive Committee is alarmed that the Ontario government is pushing through provisions of an antisemitism act that could erode academic freedom to criticize a foreign state.

UWOFA Equity Committee’s Anti-Racism Statement

June 15th, 2020

We are witnessing a defining civil rights moment in world history. UWOFA stands in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and we are committed to ensuring the equitable inclusion of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) individuals and communities.