UWOFA Bargaining Bulletin – Vol. 8, No. 8
August 26th, 2022
As members prepare for the fall semester and students begin to arrive on campus, your negotiating team at UWOFA is back at the bargaining table with the Employer.
UWOFA Bargaining Bulletin – Vol. 8, No. 7
July 21st, 2022
As you know, the UWOFA Board of Directors voted unanimously last week to file a request with the Ministry of Labour to appoint a conciliation officer to assist us with negotiations.
UWOFA Bargaining Bulletin – Vol. 8, No. 5
July 7th, 2022
Our faculty collective agreement expired on June 30th. The Employer has yet to meet with your UWOFA negotiating team to begin bargaining for a new collective agreement, although dates have been set.
UWOFA Bargaining Bulletin – Vol. 8, No. 4
June 23rd, 2022
Negotiating teams from UWOFA and the Employer have agreed on meeting dates for the Indigenous faculty side table and for collective bargaining.
UWOFA Bargaining Bulletin, Vol. 8, No. 3
June 16th, 2022
When the Employer was not following through on its stated intention to schedule bargaining meetings, UWOFA proposed 29 half days for the parties to meet to negotiate in the period from June 13 to July 15. The Employer is only now responding to the UWOFA negotiating team’s proposal.
UWOFA Bargaining Bulletin Vol. 8, No. 2
June 10th, 2022
UWOFA has been working hard to get to the table and begin negotiations for a new faculty collective agreement. The current agreement expires on June 30th, 2022, which is coming up very soon.
Your Collective Bargaining Roundup – Vol. 8, No. 1
April 19th, 2022
UWOFA has been working for several months on preparations to negotiate a new faculty collective agreement. The current agreement expires on June 30th, 2022.
UWOFA stands in solidarity with Ukraine
March 14th, 2022
UWOFA strongly condemns the invasion of Ukraine by the Russian regime and expresses solidarity with our Ukrainian faculty, students, staff, and all those here at Western who are affected by this conflict.
UWOFA advocates for faculty autonomy and PPE in return to campus plans
January 17th, 2022
On Friday, Jan. 14 the employer sent a notice about its return to campus plan. UWOFA acknowledges the stress and hard work of all our members and continues to advocate strongly on your behalf.
Upcoming deadline for librarians, archivists to submit request for promotion and continuing appointment extension
December 9th, 2021
Academic librarians and archivists are reminded that the deadline for submitting a request for an extension to their promotion and continuing appointment clocks is December 31, 2021.
Deadline for librarians’ and archivists’ Annual Report submission extended
November 15th, 2021
The deadline for librarian and archivist Members to send their ARR submissions to the Chief Librarian or Dean or designate, with copy to the immediate supervisor, is now Friday, December 3, 2021.
UWOFA calls on Western to adhere to Step 3 regulations in the interest of public safety
August 31st, 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 20th, 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 15th, 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 calls for Chancellor’s resignation
January 25th, 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 Times December 2020
December 6th, 2020
Toward a stronger, more united, more engaged Association, New Letter of Understanding recognizes distinct demands placed on Indigenous faculty members, Apply for UWOFA's Covid Relief Fund and more.
Tentative agreement ratified – Vol. 7 No. 16
November 26th, 2018
The UWOFA membership has voted to ratify the tentative faculty collective agreement reached with the university administration. Members of the faculty bargaining unit voted 90 per cent in favour of the deal in a vote that closed Friday, November 23.
Ratification vote scheduled – Vol. 7 No. 15
November 16th, 2018
The UWOFA Board of Directors has recommended that the tentative faculty collective agreement reached with the administration on Friday November 9 be brought to the membership for ratification.
Tentative agreement reached
November 9th, 2018
The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is pleased to announce that a tentative faculty collective agreement has been reached with the university administration.
November 7 bargaining update – Vol. 7 No. 14
November 7th, 2018
Yesterday, at this late stage in bargaining, the employer asked your negotiating team for concessions in our existing health benefits package - concessions that had not been proposed in their previous offers at the table.
It’s Time to Reinvest in Western’s Core Mission: A Bargaining Issues Update – Vol. 7 No. 8
November 6th, 2018
Western’s financial position is extremely strong, and yet the Board of Governors and administration consistently choose not to reinvest in the core mission of quality education, teaching and research. As our examination of the university's budget reveals, the university has accumulated close to $700 million in surplus over the past 9 years.
Conciliation to begin Thursday in faculty contract negotiations – Vol. 7 No. 11
October 9th, 2018
A provincially appointed conciliator, Greg Long, will join your negotiating team and the employer at the bargaining table beginning this Thursday, October 11.
Faculty vote 94% in favour of strike mandate – Vol. 7 No. 10
September 27th, 2018
The UWOFA membership has voted 94 per cent in favour of strike action to strengthen bargaining goals during faculty negotiations.
UWOFA strike vote: Frequently asked questions – Vol. 7 No. 9
September 19th, 2018
Last week, UWOFA announced that a strike vote will be held for members of the faculty Bargaining Unit. Please see below for some frequently asked questions about the strike vote process.