News

UWOFA’s Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund

Beth MacDougall-Shackleton

July 16, 2020

Contract faculty members are invited to apply for UWOFA’s Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund.

President Profile: ‘Everybody can benefit by being supported by a strong union’ during coronavirus pandemic

Vanessa Frank

July 10, 2020

Beth MacDougall-Shackleton figured the pandemic would be short-lived, lasting maybe two or three months, but it quickly became clear that it could force a restructuring of higher education, and that UWOFA would have an important role to play ensuring its members have fair working conditions and are treated equitably in this new reality.

John Ciriello Announces His Retirement

June 22, 2020

UWOFA would like to announce the retirement of President, Professor John Ciriello, effective June 30. John's UWOFA service includes Board of Directors, Executive Committee, Pension and Benefits Committee, Salary Committee, Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee and Western Excellence Awards Committee, and as a member of the OCUFA Board of Directors. 

UWOFA Equity Committee’s Anti-Racism Statement

Equity Committee

June 15, 2020

We are witnessing a defining civil rights moment in world history.

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.