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UWOFA Scholarships 2011 read more …

The University of Western Ontario's Faculty Association (UWOFA) continues to support the academic achievements of undergraduate students through a number of scholarships.

Western Librarians and Archivists Ratify Collective Agreement read more …

Librarians and Archivists at the University of Western Ontario have ratified a new collective agreement.

Tentative Agreement Reached read more …

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 Librarians & Archivists Resume Negotiations read more …
What Librarians Do read more …

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:

OFL President to Join UWO Librarians & Archivists read more …

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.

UWOFA-LA Strike Protocol (Full Text) read more …
Academics Rally for UWO Librarians & Archivists read more …

Academic colleagues from across Canada attended a rally Friday September 9 to support striking Western Librarians and Archivists.

Gender an issue in UWO strike read more …

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.

UWO Librarians & Archivists on Legal Strike read more …

Librarians and Archivists at the University of Western Ontario will be on a legal strike as of 12:01 a.m. September 8.

UWOFA-LA Strike Protocol Negotiated read more …
UWOFA-LA Strike FAQ read more …
UWOFA-LA Strike FAQ - Faculty read more …
Western Librarians & Archivists Set Strike Deadline for September 8 read more …

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.

Faculty Collective Agreement Published read more …

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 read more …

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 Bargaining read more …

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.

Former UWOFA Chief Negotiator Mike Dawes celebrates the start of his retirement! read more …

Congratulations to Mike Dawes on his retirement.

Respecting the Golden Rule read more …

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.

UWO Librarians & Archivists Vote 100% in Favour of Strike Mandate read more …

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.

Can a University Exist Without Books? read more …

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?

Important Pension Contribution Decision for UWOFA Faculty Members - Deadline: June 30, 2011 read more …

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 read more …

Faculty Times - May 2011

Significant changes in Part-Time appointments - Updated to include the standing appointments calculator read more …

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 read more …

Discrimination and Harassment and Bill 168

Faculty Times - February 2011 read more …

Faculty Times - Volume XIV, No. 1 February 2011

Regulation of social relationships and sexuality on campus read more …

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."

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