News

Workload and Remote Teaching: COVID-19 Update

May 25, 2020

As we plan for the 2020-2021 academic year, and as many of our faculty members embark on summer teaching, UWOFA recognizes that there are valid concerns about the workload involved in preparing and

Update on Discussions with Western Administration

May 5, 2020

With a goal of reducing anxiety about our Members’ working conditions and professional lives during COVID-19, UWOFA drafted several Letters of Understanding (LOU) to modify the Collective Agreement

Accommodations for Caregiving Responsibilities

April 24, 2020

Western Administration is required to accommodate Members with care-giving responsibilities due to measures taken in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Western’s Administration Refuses to Discuss COVID-19 Letters of Understanding to Collective Agreements

John Ciriello, President

April 20, 2020

The following Media Release was disseminated on April 21, 2020.

It's Awards Season

April 8, 2020

The final business at the first UWOFA online Annual Member's Meeting was the announcement of the recipient of the Tom Murphy

Letters of Understanding & the Collective Agreements during COVID-19

April 8, 2020

UWOFA has proposed Letters of Understanding to form part of the Collective Agreement that address changes to the working environment due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Navitas Update

John Ciriello, President

March 20, 2020

As you know, Western is engaged in negotiations with Navitas, a for-profit education provider, about creating a college for international students linked to Western.

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.