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UWOSA is an independent union representing approximately 860 administrative and technical staff at the University of Western Ontario. Our members work in every area of the University in a wide variety of roles. We are Academic Counselling Assistants, Admissions Coordinators, Animal Care Technicians, Booth Attendants, Computer Specialists, Dental Assistants, Drivers, Events Coordinators, Faculty Affairs Assistants, Graduate Coordinators, Horticultural Technicians, Laboratory Supervisors, Library Assistants, OSAP Coordinators, Prospect Researchers, Research Assistants, Residence Clerks, Schedulers, Secretaries, Storeskeepers, Technical Supervisors and Undergraduate Assistants (and so much more).

UWOSA Supports the United Way Campaign

The annual United Way campaign is well underway and needs our support. This is a particularly difficult time for many in our community who have been affected by the economic downturn. At a time of uncertainty, one thing remains constant – the support of Western’s staff.

United Way has a formal and long-standing partnership with the labour community which has evolved and grown for more than 50 years; part of the reason for this is a shared vision about the importance of strong, healthy and prosperous communities offering a wide range of accessible, universal, and high quality social and public services.

Labour is critical to the success of United Way and to the health and strength of our entire community. Your continued support is essential in ensuring that our members, friends, and neighbours have access to the vital programs and services United Way funds.

When you contribute to the United Way, you help to support those in need through agencies in our community. United Way is about strengthening our community by mobilizing its resources to achieve positive and lasting change.

We encourage you to support this year’s campaign by returning your pledge forms and by participating in some of the events which will be held on campus to raise funds. The contribution made by Western employees is an important part of the larger United Way goal.

Results of UWOSA Ratification Vote

Members of the University of Western Ontario Staff Association (UWOSA) have ratified a new collective agreement by a vote of 637-29 (96%). A tentative collective agreement was reached in the early morning hours of November 5, after an 19-hour bargaining session.

Details of the agreement will be released once Western’s Board of Governors approves the deal on November 16.

Members of UWOSA had been without a contract since June 30, 2010.

"This was a very long and difficult round of bargaining; however, the overwhelming support of our members encouraged and helped us achieve the best contract possible in these challenging economic times," said Stephanie Macleod, Negotiations Committee Chair.

Reminder - Vote Today or Monday!

Please remember to cast your vote today or Monday. See the details below.

UWOSA Contract Ratification Vote

A ratification vote will be held for the proposed 2010-2013 Collective Agreement between The University of Western Ontario Staff Association and The University of Western Ontario. This Collective Agreement was tentatively approved by both parties on November 5, 2010.

The secret ballot will be conducted in Room 255 at the University Community Centre (UWOSA office) on:

Friday, November 12, 2010 from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and

Monday, November 15, 2010 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Members will be required to provide UWO identification in order to vote.

Members of the Executive and/or Negotiations Team will be on hand to answer questions about the proposed contract.

Tentative Agreement

We are pleased to announce that, after a marathon 19 hour negotiations session starting early yesterday morning, a tentative agreement has been reached between UWOSA and the UWO administration.

Details, including information on the ratification vote, will be provided at today's general membership meeting at 4:30 p.m. Please plan to attend.

With our sincere thanks our members for your continued support; we couldn't have done it without you.

Stephanie Macleod
on behalf of your negotiations team

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