Last week, Western University’s Governance Review Task Force released the its final report . The task force is calling for more transparent and engaged Board governance at the university, in the wake of President Amit Chakma’s double payout scandal . As the report states, “This has been a very difficult year for Western. The issue of the President’s compensation and the move for […]

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association is pleased to announce that your negotiating team and the university administration have reached a tentative collective agreement for librarians and archivists. The tentative deal was reached on Friday, November 6th after two days of conciliation with Greg Long, a Ministry of Labour appointed conciliator. “I want to […]

Librarians and archivists at McMaster University and Western University have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike mandates in their ongoing negotiations with their respective employers. The mandates authorize their leadership to call a strike if an equitable deal cannot be reached at the bargaining table. At McMaster, a 92 per cent turnout yielded a 100 per cent vote in favour of a strike mandate . The employer is attempting to remove the […]

Faculty at Western University have ratified their new contract with the administration, with 93 per cent voting in favour of the deal. The four year deal will run into 2018. A top priority this bargaining round for the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) was contract faculty job security. The new deal includes many […]