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UWOFA advocates for faculty autonomy and PPE in return to campus plans

January 17th, 2022


UWOFA Members,

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.

Many of you have expressed concern about a safe return to campus and about the disruption to pedagogy and additional workload involved in switching back to in-person instruction. Accordingly, UWOFA continues to argue that course instructors should be involved in decisions about the timing of their return to in-person instruction, and that those decisions should be based on a combination of pedagogical considerations, students’ learning outcomes, and personal circumstances. UWOFA is also strenuously advocating for proper Personal Protective Equipment, including an adequate supply of N95 respirators, for our members and all members of the Western community who must be on campus.

Rest assured, we will continue to vigorously advocate for the rights of our members to healthy and safe working conditions.

Please stay tuned for more information in the days and weeks ahead.

In solidarity,

Nigmendra Narain
UWOFA President