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UWOFA wins annual wage increases despite Ontario government's attempt to impose wage freeze 'policy' read more …

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) has become the first academic staff union in Ontario to negotiate a new collective agreement with salary increases in each year of the agreement since the Ontario government tried to impose a wage freeze policy on unionized pubic sector workers.

A New Collective Agreement: UWOFA Says Thank You read more …
UWO Faculty Ratify Tentative Agreement read more …

Faculty Members at the University of Western Ontario have ratified a new collective agreement.

Ratification Vote read more …
Tentative Agreement Reached at UWO read more …
UWOFA Strike Preparation Continues: Picket Duties Still Being Assigned read more …
Strike Protocol Negotiated read more …
UWO Can Afford Fair & Equitable Compensation read more …
Strike Non-Participation Application read more …
Letters of Support read more …
UWOFA Strike FAQ Update read more …
Career Progress (?) at Western read more …

On October 14 UWOFA President James Compton reported the Employer's initial salary scale offer of 0, 0, 0.5, and 0.5% for the four years of a proposed new collective agreement. The proposal for our Career Progress system for Full-Time Members is even worse.

UWO Faculty Association's Chief Negotiator Receives Prestigious Award read more …

The Chief Negotiator for the UWO Faculty Association has been honoured by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) for his life-time service to academic staff.

Strike FAQ for Students read more …
UWO Faculty Association Sets Strike Deadline read more …

The UWO Faculty Association has set a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. November 3, 2010. That is the first date on which unionized faculty members at the University of Western Ontario will be in a legal strike position.

CAUT Delivers $1-million Cheque to UWO Faculty Association read more …

The UWO Faculty Association has received a huge financial boost in the form of a $1-million cheque from the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT).

UWOFA asks for a 'No-Board' Report read more …

Your negotiating team has asked provincially-appointed Conciliator John Quinn to file a No-Board' Report.

UWO Profs Vote 87% in Favour of Strike Mandate read more …
Why Contract Faculty Should Vote Against "Culture of Control" read more …
Strike Vote Polling Information read more …
Strike Vote Information Meeting read more …
UWOFA Strike FAQ read more …
UWO Faculty Association Schedules Strike Vote read more …
UWOFA Membership Authorizes UWOFA Board to Hold Strike Vote read more …
An interview with James Compton read more …

An interview with James Compton, President of UWOFA

Faculty Times - Volume XIII, No. 3 September 2010 read more …
Faculty Salaries at UWO - Behind and in Danger of Falling Further Behind read more …

Faculty at Western cannot accept a salary freeze. Why not? There are two reasons. First, our salaries lag behind those at our comparators. Second, most other large Ontario universities already have salary agreements in place for 2010-11 that will see them getting base salary increases of up to 5% and generally exceeding 3%. Unless we have comparable increases this year our salaries will fall further behind.

UWOFA Remains Committed to Collective Bargaining read more …
More Facts about Collective Bargaining at Western read more …
UWOFA to Call for Conciliator read more …
Intolerable Acts read more …
Bargaining For a Community of Scholars read more …
2009-2011 Librarians and Archivists Collective Agreement read more …

The 2009-2011 Collective Agreement for Librarians and Archivists is available.

UWOFA's YouTube Channel read more …

Visit UWOFA's YouTube Channel, where you will find a short (one minute) video response to the recent provincial budget.

No compensation freeze for UWOFA read more …

A recent open letter authored by Western's Provost and Vice-President (Resources and Operations) makes two related claims.

Just the Facts: Ontario's Budget and Collective Bargaining at Western read more …
UWOFA donates $2,500 to the Humanitarian Coalition for Haiti Earthquake Relief read more …

The Faculty Association at the University of Western Ontario has responded to the tragic earthquake in Haiti. The association, representing close to 1500 unionized faculty members, has donated $2,500 to relief efforts, following the January 12th quake that devastated most of Port-au-Prince.

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