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London Day of Action - Saturday, January 21st

Calling all UWOSA Members!

Please come down to Victoria Park this Saturday, January 21st to show that UWOSA supports the locked out employees of Electro Motive, here in London.

We will be meeting at the Cenotaph at 10:45 am, near the corner of Wellington and Dufferin Streets. Look for the orange UWOSA vests - you won't be able to miss them!

Trivia Contest Winners

Congratulations to the following members who were the first five individuals to correctly complete and return the Trivia Quiz in December's newsletter:

Chris Fleck
Meagan Seale
Clara Fernandes
Tom Crones
Sharon Story

Each winner will receive a lovely UWOSA water bottle.

Well done!

2012 UWOSA Photo Contest

2012 UWOSA Photo Contest
Submit your entries now!

The UWOSA Photo Contest has begun! This year’s contest has a WINTER THEME, so please ensure that your submissions have something to do with this wonderful season.

There are 3 categories: People, Places and Things. Each member can submit one winter-themed entry per category. The deadline for submissions is January 17, 2012.

John Critchley - UWOSA's new Health & Safety Officer

UWOSA is pleased to announce that John Critchley has been appointed Health and Safety Officer. John was the Area H Steward for Weldon Library, and served as Council Chair prior to being appointed to his new role. John can be found in Western Archives, where he works as a records services assistant.

As the new Health and Safety Officer, John will maintain a watching brief on health and safety issues that affect UWOSA’s membership, investigate questions and complaints from members concerning health and safety, and continue to represent members on Western’s Joint Occupational Health and Safety Committee. He will also serve on the Executive, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the union.

Update on Labour Action In Our Community


We are happy to report that UWOFA-LA reached a tentative deal on September 20th. They ratified the agreement on Friday, September 23rd and the Board of Governors approved it the same day.
For more information and updates on UWOFA-LA, visit:


You will recall this is the group that represents Fanshawe College support staff and we are happy to report they also reached a tentative agreement on September 18th.
For more information and updates on OPSEU, visit:

Both of the above organizations have thanked us for the support we showed to them!


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This is the group which represents postdoctoral associates they are still trying to negotiate their first collective agreement with the university.
To support the postdocs, visit:

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