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Contract faculty work: a member's perspective

Anita Woods

November 5, 2018

I have tried to just learn to live with the situation I am in as I do love this school and the group of colleagues I am privileged to work with who also devote most of their time to teaching. But when there are discussions that our faculty union is fighting for better job security for people like me, I have a glimmer of hope that I don't have to do my job with fear nagging in the background.

Every Budget Is A Choice 2.0

October 25, 2018

As we did in 2014, UWOFA has done a deep dive into Western’s financial status. It reveals that Western is flush with cash and there is no reason for its administration to refuse adequate compensation and job security for our members.

OCUFA Report - On October 15, speak out for decent work across Ontario

October 10, 2018

People across Ontario are planning to show their support for a $15 minimum wage and decent work on October 15. On university and college campuses, all faculty, students, and staff are encouraged to join in. In recent announcements, the Conservative government has indicated its intention to freeze the minimum wage at $14 an hour and consider repealing recent decent work reforms, including paid sick days, fair scheduling measures, and equal pay protections for contract, part-time, and temporary workers.

OCUFA Report - Statement on government-mandated free speech policies

October 2, 2018

Ontario's universities and colleges are vital spaces where a culture of rich academic debate and free expression should be fostered. Core to the mandate of our postsecondary institutions is the advancement of knowledge, and that requires our campuses to be places where all community members have the right to speak their minds and respectfully challenge each other intellectually. Faculty associations, labour unions, and student unions deeply believe in these rights, and will continue our collective work to uphold them.

UWOFA schedules strike vote

September 12, 2018

On the recommendation of the negotiating team, UWOFA’s Board of Directors has authorized a strike vote to be held from September 20-21 and from September 24-26, prior to the conciliation process.

Is your child or spouse eligible for the Dependents' Tuition Scholarship Plan?

August 30, 2018

Subject to plan conditions, spouses and dependent children of faculty holding a regular full-time continuing appointment and librarians and archivists holding probationary or continuing appointment

Celebrate Labour Day with UWOFA

August 27, 2018

London's annual Labour Day picnic is next Monday, Sept. 3 from 12pm - 4pm at Thames Park (15 Ridout St., London). UWOFA members are encouraged to attend and family members are welcome.

OCUFA Report - In a first, UOITFA wins consolidation of bargaining units

August 16, 2018

On August 7, the Ontario Labour Relations Board agreed to consolidate the three bargaining units represented by the University of Ontario Institute of Technology Faculty Association (UOITFA) into a single unit, covered by one collective agreement.

UWOFA welcomes new Board of Directors members

August 9, 2018

On July 1, the UWOFA Board of Directors welcomed seven new members for the 2018-2019 academic year.