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News items from UWOSA.

2013 Retreat - A WORKING BALANCE

This year's UWOSA Retreat will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at the Windermere Manor. There are many different sessions being offered this year to UWOSA members:

Tai Chi
Beginner Yoga
Yoga at Your Desk
Deep Breathing & Meditation
Collective Bargainig
Little Known Articles in the Collective Agreement
Educational Assistance
Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Union Member
Leaves from Work

Spaces are filling up, so reply soon if you would like to secure your spot.

Registration for all sessions, and lunch is free for all UWOSA members.

You can download the Retreat brochure here. If you would like more information, call Mary Hay at ext 85089 or email

October 11th Solidarity Rally - MOVED to the Marconi Club

The rally announced for Thursday October 11 has been relocated to the Marconi Club at 120 Clark Road.

The Ontario Liberal Party fundraiser was originally to be held at the Four Points Sheraton and will now be held at the Marconi Club, perhaps to prevent another massive turnout at the Solidarity Rally.

Stand in solidarity and show the Liberals how strong labour is on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 5:00 p.m., Marconi Club, 120 Clarke Road, London.

Please share this information with colleagues and friends.

UWOSA Summer Newsletter

Thanks to Vice President Karen Foullong, the UWOSA Summer Newsletter is ready to be sent to members.

A paper copy will be sent to all members via campus mail the week of August 6th.

An electronic version of the newsletter can be found here:

Organizing Drive at Western

PSAC, who currently represents Graduate Teaching Assistants here at Western, will be holding a unionization vote for Graduate Student Assistants (GSAs) and Research Assistants (RAs) on Thursday, June 28 from 10am to 3pm in room 2036 in the Social Sciences Centre.

For more information visit PSAC Local 610’s website and view the unionization drive flyer here.

UWOSA’s letter of support can be found here.

Stewards Council Appoints Interim Officers

The UWOSA office welcomes Denise Farr, who was appointed interim Vice President, to serve until April 30, 2012. Also, we are happy to report that Karen Foullong, Area Q Steward, was appointed to replace Denise as UWOSA's Membership Services Officer during this time.

Many of you may know Denise from the UWOSA Luncheons and annual BBQs that she and her committee organize for members each year, and Karen from her role as Area Q Steward or as part of the 2010 UWOSA negotiations team.

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