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.  

Teaching Scholar Positions

February 19, 2020

The 2018-2022 Faculty Collective Agreement has created a new appointment type called the Teaching Scholar. 

UWOFA Annotations

February 12, 2020

A review of the most significant changes to the 2018-2022 Faculty Collective Agreement

UWOFA-LA Unit Wins Award

January 24, 2020

UWOFA Librarians & Archivists were awarded the ChangeMaker Award on January 23, 2020.

President Addresses For Profit Education Provider Seeking Western Foothold

John Ciriello

January 22, 2020

In a letter to members of UWOFA, President John Ciriello raises concerns about Western administration entering into any agreement with for-profit education provider, Navitas.

UWOFA supports OCUFA’s legal challenge to Ford government’s attack on workers’ rights

John Ciriello, President

January 13, 2020

At a recent emergency meeting of the Board of Directors of OCUFA, OCUFA entertained the possibility of either joining the OFL coalition, launching an independent challenge, not getting involved in a challenge, or intervene in one of the ongoing challenges. After considerable discussion, OCUFA introduced a motion and seconded by UWOFA that allows OCUFA to join the OFL coalition in launching a Charter challenge. UWOFA stands with OCUFA to defend the principle and the right to free and fair collective bargaining. All 17,000 OCUFA members are impacted by the introduction of this Act, and the Act has already affected the collective bargaining process with the UWOFA Librarians and Archivists who were stymied in their collective bargaining process this past fall.

UWOFA's Position on the Strategic Mandate Agreement 3

John Ciriello, President

January 13, 2020

With the new year, Ontario universities begin the final year of the second phase of the province’s strategic mandate agreement. This second phase, or SMA2, runs from 2017 to 2020 and is part of a three-phased process which began with the implementation of phase 1 (2014 to 2017). 

Honouring Our Students

December 5, 2019

UWOFA Scholarship Event Distributes Almost $50K