Labour Relations News Archive

2011

 

Labour negotiations on horizon (April 28)

2010

PMA agreement ratified (Dec. 10)

Board ratifies new collective agreements (Nov. 17)

UWOFA ratifies tentative agreement (Nov. 12)

Ratification votes set (Nov. 9)

Western reaches tentative deal with Staff Association (Nov. 5)

Tentative agreement ratified by GTA members (Nov. 4)

Talks continue with UWOSA (Nov. 4)

Tentative Agreement reached with Faculty Union (Nov. 3)

President's message to students, faculty and staff (Oct. 25)

Tentative agreement reached with graduate teaching assistants (Oct. 22)

Faculty and staff associations request no board report (Oct. 15)

UWOSA members support strike mandate (Oct. 7)

UWOFA members vote in favour of strike mandate (Oct. 4)

UWOSA to hold strike vote (Sept 27, 2010)

UWOFA to hold strike vote (Sept 22, 2010)

Employee contract negotiations resume at Western (Sept 9, 2010)

University and union agree to 'pause' monetary discussions (July 22)

Province asks for compensation restraint (July 19)

Seven contract negotiations this year (June 24)

Western’s ‘values’ to guide labour communications (April 29)


Western reaches tentative deal with Staff Association

(Nov. 5) The University of Western Ontario has reached a tentative agreement with its Staff Association (UWOSA). UWOSA – The University of Western Ontario Staff Association represents more than 1000 employees engaged in administrative and technical roles across the university.

The agreement was reached at about 3:00 this morning after 18 hours of negotiations with the assistance of a provincially-appointed conciliator.

UWOSA's last contract expired on June 30, 2010. The two sides have been meeting since May 28 and UWOSA was in a legal strike position as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday.

Details of the agreement won't be released until after the agreement has been ratified by the union and the Board of Governors.

Western President Amit Chakma says, "Members of UWOSA are essential to the University's operations, and I am delighted a tentative agreement has been reached. I want to express my deepest appreciation to members of both bargaining teams for their hard work over the last several months, and I congratulate them on their efforts."

 

Tentative agreement ratified by GTA members

(Nov. 4) A tentative agreement between The University of Western Ontario and the union representing Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) at the university has now been ratified by GTA members.

The University and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC) Local 610, announced a tentative agreement on October 21st and voting by GTA members took place November 1 and 2.

The union represents more than 1900 Graduate Teaching Assistants at Western. They voted 62.4 percent in favour of the two-year agreement that replaces the previous four-year contract that expired on August 31, 2010.

The agreement must also go to Western's Board of Governors for ratification on November 16. If ratified, it will then be implemented before the end of November.

Talks with UWOFA continue
(posted 12:05 a.m.) - The University of Western Ontario and its Faculty Association (UWOFA) are continuing negotiations to secure a new collective agreement. UWOFA is now in a legal strike position, however talks continue.

As new information becomes available, it will be posted here.

UWOFA and the University have been negotiating a new agreement since May to replace the previous four-year contract that expired on June 30, 2010.

 

Tentative Agreement reached with Faculty Union

(Nov. 3) The University of Western Ontario has reached a tentative agreement with its Faculty Association (UWOFA). UWOFA represents about 1,700 full- and part-time faculty members at Western.

In a message sent to the Western community today, University President Amit Chakma said:

"Negotiation is never a simple matter, and I sincerely thank UWOFA and the University bargaining team for their dedication and professionalism throughout this process. I also want to thank all members of the Western community for their patience, understanding and support during this time.

We look forward to completion of this agreement as a key element in enabling the University to continue to attract and retain the best faculty that will further advance Western's commitment to academic excellence. "

UWOFA and the University have been negotiating a new agreement since May to replace the previous four-year contract that expired on June 30, 2010. Details of the agreement won't be released until after the agreement has been ratified by the union and the Board of Governors.

UWOFA was in a legal strike position as of Wednesday, November 3 at 12:01 a.m.

Western is also currently negotiating with The University of Western Ontario Staff Association (UWOSA), which represents about 1,000 employees engaged in administrative and technical roles across the University. A meeting with a conciliator is set for November 4. UWOSA's last contract expired on June 30, 2010.


 

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