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.
UWOFA Matters — Archives — 2010
Faculty Members at the University of Western Ontario have ratified a new collective agreement.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Your negotiating team has asked provincially-appointed Conciliator John Quinn to file a ‘No-Board' Report.
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.
The 2009-2011 Collective Agreement for Librarians and Archivists is available.
Visit UWOFA's YouTube Channel, where you will find a short (one minute) video response to the recent provincial budget.
A recent open letter authored by Western's Provost and Vice-President (Resources and Operations) makes two related claims.
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.