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Call for UWOSA Volunteers

Dear UWOSA member,

As you know, we are in the midst of collective bargaining with Western’s administration.

In order to keep negotiations moving, we have asked the Ministry of Labour to appoint a Conciliator. We have just been advised that our Conciliator will be Mary Beth Furanna.

We are hoping for the best, and have advised the administration that we are available to meet any time they are willing to return to the table. At this point, we must also prepare for the possibility of a strike or a lockout, and your negotiations team needs you as a member to become involved:

Become a Strike Captain
Members of the UWO Faculty Association will help us provide Strike Captain Training on Tuesday, August 20th at 4:30 pm in Social Science Room 2024. Email to sign up to become a Strike Captain and attend this training.

Scheduling Committee
The UWOSA Executive has struck an ad hoc Scheduling Committee, to be chaired by Cinthia MacLean. Five members will be needed to help schedule members in the event of a strike or lockout. If you would like to be considered for this committee, email your contact information and relevant qualifications to

In solidarity,
John Critchley