Welcome to UWOFA

Your Education. Your University. Your Faculty

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is a union representing about 1,500 faculty members and 50 librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario. UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment matters, handles workplace disputes and grievances, and advances the professional interests of faculty and academic librarians and archivists.

On campus, UWOFA representatives meet with university administrators on a regular basis to defend and enhance the quality of teaching and research at Western. UWOFA also meets with the university administration on a regular basis through the Joint Committee. Joint Committee meetings are held monthly, during which matters that relate to the administration, operation or interpretation of the collective agreements are discussed.

In the broader community, UWOFA representatives meet with provincial and federal politicians to ensure members' voices are heard and reflected in education and labour policy decisions. As well, UWOFA strives to engage members and citizens through awareness campaigns regarding post-secondary education during general membership meetings, community events, contact with journalists, and town hall discussions.

From the Statement of Purpose:
The purpose of the Association is to promote the professional well-being of its Members, to assist its Members in their professional relations with the University of Western Ontario and to act as bargaining agent on behalf of units of Members that have been certified to be represented by the Association for collective bargaining purposes under the Ontario Labour Relations Act.