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UWOFA Bargaining Bulletin – Vol. 8, No. 8

August 26th, 2022

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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.

Updates on Negotiations 

There were two bargaining meetings this week, on Tuesday, August 23rd and Thursday, August 25th. Conciliator Paul Pooler was present at both meetings. See Bargaining Bulletin Vol. 8, No. 7 for more information on conciliation. We have presented our proposals, and the Employer’s team has presented most of theirs.

Your Negotiating Committee is working hard to achieve an agreement that delivers improvements in the key thematic areas of our goals listed below:

  • Fair workloads & improved job security;
  • Equity, diversity, inclusion and decolonization;
  • Recognition and reward for faculty effort;
  • Supports for faculty health and wellbeing;
  • Protections and enhancements of collegial governance and due process.

Save the Date

Please take note in your calendars that information meetings will be held (both in-person and virtually) on Monday, September 12th, where representatives from your Board of Directors and Negotiating team will be available to provide an update and answer questions. These meetings will be 1-2 hours in length, depending on what transpires at the bargaining table before then. Start times will be:

9:30am in person, Room 290 – McKellar Theatre

1:30pm on Zoom (link to come)

Upcoming Meetings

We are pleased to report that a full calendar of meeting dates has been scheduled over the next 6 weeks (see below) and we look forward to making significant progress in this time.

  • August 31
  • September 2
  • September 7
  • September 8
  • September 9
  • September 13
  • September 15
  • September 21
  • September 23
  • September 28
  • September 29
  • October 4
  • October 5
  • October 6
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Take Action 

Get loud on social media:

  • Make sure to tag us! Twitter: @westernu @westernuProvost @uwofa1; Facebook: @UWOFA, @Western University; Instagram: @uwofaco, @westernuniversity

Send a letter or an email to the President and Provost (cc uwofa):

  • uwofa@uwo.ca
  • alan.shepard@uwo.ca
  • provostvpa@uwo.ca

Get in touch with UWOFA’s Communications Officer to make a short video recording of yourself expressing a message of support, which would then be posted to social media.

If you want to get involved in building support for our UWOFA bargaining goals, please contact our Mobilization Chair, David Heap.