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Faculty Times December 2021

December 18th, 2021

Collective action plays key role in academic life, Survey sheds light on needs of equity-seeking members, Apply for UWOFA's Covid Relief Fund and more.

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 urges government to end restructuring process at Laurentian University

April 8th, 2021

UWOFA urges the government to end the restructuring process at Laurentian University.

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.

Faculty Times December 2019

December 6th, 2019

Read More What's New UWOFA Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund Awards Featured News UWOFA Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund April 20, 2022 Your Collective Bargaining Roundup – Vol. 8, No. 1 Bargaining Bulletins Faculty Featured Your Collective Bargaining Roundup – Vol. 8, No. 1 April 19, 2022 UWOFA stands in solidarity [...]

Faculty Times December 2018

December 6th, 2018

Read More What's New UWOFA Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund Awards Featured News UWOFA Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund April 20, 2022 Your Collective Bargaining Roundup – Vol. 8, No. 1 Bargaining Bulletins Faculty Featured Your Collective Bargaining Roundup – Vol. 8, No. 1 April 19, 2022 UWOFA stands in solidarity [...]

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.

Faculty Times December 2017

December 6th, 2017

Read More What's New UWOFA Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund Awards Featured News UWOFA Contract Faculty Research and Professional Development Fund April 20, 2022 Your Collective Bargaining Roundup – Vol. 8, No. 1 Bargaining Bulletins Faculty Featured Your Collective Bargaining Roundup – Vol. 8, No. 1 April 19, 2022 UWOFA stands in solidarity [...]