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Support Western's Librarians & Archivists

Mediated talks between UWOFA-LA and the UWO administration broke down yesterday after extended negotiating sessions with the employer came to a deadlock at 11:00 a.m. UWOFA-LA is now on strike, and pickets have been set up on Richmond Street and Western Road.

What can UWOSA members do to support our fellow unionized employees?

1. Know your rights as a UWOSA member
Your union expects that you will not perform the work of the employees on strike. Article 5.04 in the UWOSA contract ensures that UWOSA members have the right to decline to perform the normal duties of striking or locked-out employees of UWO during a legal strike. Call the UWOSA office at ext 83028 or email if you have any questions or concerns about this.

2. Attend the rally on Friday, September 9th!
A rally will be held at the main university gates on Richmond Street on Friday at 12:15 p.m. Please attend and support the librarians and archivists at Western who are working to secure a fair contract with the UWO Administration.

3. Write the UWO Administration
Email President Chakma ( and Board of Governors Chair Frank Angeletti ( Tell them you support librarians and archivists at Western and the work they do for the entire Western community. Ask them to negotiate a fair and equitable contract.

4. Join UWOFA-LA on the picket line
Show your support by walking with these people for awhile. Together we can make changes on campus