The University of Western Ontario's Faculty Association (UWOFA) continues to support the academic achievements of undergraduate students through a number of scholarships.
UWOFA Matters — Archives — 2011
Librarians and Archivists at the University of Western Ontario have ratified a new collective agreement.
The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association and the University of Western Ontario are pleased to announce they have reached a tentative agreement for the UWOFA-LA bargaining unit. The parties reached agreement on all outstanding issues at two pm today.
Western has an excellent academic reputation, both as a research and a teaching institution, and much of that reputation rests with its library infrastructure and the librarians who breathe life into it. They do so in the following ways:
Sid Ryan, President of the Ontario Federation of Labour (OFL), is traveling to London, Ontario to show solidarity with striking University of Western Ontario (UWO) librarians and archivists.
Academic colleagues from across Canada attended a rally Friday September 9 to support striking Western Librarians and Archivists.
Instead of walking their usual aisles of books and reference materials, librarians and archivists at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) are now walking a picket line.
Library personnel, represented by the UWO Faculty Association (UWOFA), went on strike today at 12:01 a.m. after failing to reach an agreement with the university. UWO has seven on-campus libraries, but also has the Graduate Resource Centre and Information and Media Technology Services in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies, as well as the Ivey Visual Resources Library in the Department of Visual Arts.
Librarians and Archivists at the University of Western Ontario will be on a legal strike as of 12:01 a.m. September 8.
Unionized librarians and archivists at Western have set a strike deadline of 12:01 a.m. September 8, 2011, the first day they will be in a legal strike position.
On behalf of Mike Dawes, his team of negotiators, and UWOFA, I am pleased to draw your attention to the following link where you will find the final version of your Collective Agreement. I am grateful to Mike and his team for their dedication and service to seeing this negotiation through to its official conclusion.
UWO Librarians & Archivists ask for 'No Board' Report
Unionized Librarians and Archivists at the University of Western Ontario have asked a provincially-appointed Conciliator to file a "No-Board" Report with the Ministry of Labour.
The Dog Days of Summer are upon us. We all know the signs: it's hot, humid and time appears to move more slowly. Try as we may, during the last three consecutive years of bargaining we have been unsuccessful in our sincere attempts to complete negotiations before our collective agreements expire on June 30. As we enter the vacation period, the Librarians and Archivists contract negotiations remain unresolved and we are still far apart on all of the substantive issues.
Congratulations to Mike Dawes on his retirement.
Showing respect is not difficult. Usually all that is required is an honest desire to engage with others in a fair, transparent and reasonable manner. Do unto others ... It's not much to ask.
Unionized Librarians and Archivists at the University of Western Ontario have voted unanimously in support of a strike mandate to back their desire for a fair and equitable settlement.
What is a library without librarians? Or an archive without archivists? As the world trends towards virtual worlds and online teaching modules, are we facing an inevitable future of do-it-yourself libraries at Western? Can we really do our research "in the cloud" without the assistance of an academic librarian? Can most faculty even begin to communicate such a skill set to our students?
UWOFA Faculty Members have an important pension contribution decision to make. As a result of the recent Collective Agreement, Faculty Members must re-elect the rate of their Required Contributions to the pension account by June 30, 2011.
Faculty Times - May 2011
The Association had several goals regarding Part-Time appointments going into the last round of negotiations, including improving job security, introducing continuing appointments, improving the process for accumulating seniority rights, and providing continuity of membership.
Discrimination and Harassment and Bill 168
Faculty Times - Volume XIV, No. 1 February 2011
UWOFA Equity Committee invites faculty and graduate teaching assistants to participate in a forum titled "Too close for comfort?: Professors, administrators and the regulation of social relationships and sexuality on campus."