Media Releases

UWOFA calls on Western to adhere to Step 3 regulations in the interest of public safety

August 31, 2021

As the Delta variant surges and thousands of students, staff, and faculty prepare to return to campus, UWOFA calls on Western to take the following four steps in order to ensure the health and safety of the Western community.

UWO Faculty Association calls on Western to adopt Covid-19 vaccine requirement

July 20, 2021

In light of the announcement Monday by the provincial government about a normal return to campus in September, UWOFA calls on Western university administration to require all eligible students, staff, faculty, librarians and archivists to be fully vaccinated before coming to campus, acknowledging that some may be exempt for medical or religious reasons.

UWOFA condemns program, job cuts at Laurentian University

April 15, 2021

The union representing faculty members at Western University (UWOFA) condemns unprecedented academic program and job cuts announced at Laurentian University this week, and calls on Western University administration to speak out as well.

UWOFA urges government to end restructuring process at Laurentian University

April 8, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UWOFA urges government to end restructuring process at Laurentian University

UWOFA calls for Chancellor's resignation

January 25, 2021

The union representing faculty members at Western University is calling for the resignation of Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz, saying her apology for taking a holiday trip outside Canada mid-pandemic is not good enough.

Faculty members committed to students

September 4, 2020

Faculty members at the University of Western Ontario report they are working overtime to get their courses ready for the fall semester, according to a recent survey conducted by the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA).

Coalition of Ontario Unions Files Charter Challenge

Ontario Federation of Labour

March 4, 2020

As a member of OCUFA, UWOFA is proud to join with the Ontario Federation of Labour to challenge Bill 124.  

Librarians and Archivists Ratify Agreement with Western Administration

November 4, 2019

Librarians and archivists of UWOFA voted 89% in favour of a new collective agreement with Western University Administration.

Western Librarians and Archivists of UWOFA will Return to the Bargaining Table on Friday

October 24, 2019

Bargaining will resume after librarians and archivists reject tentative agreement.