UWOFA negotiated this agreement with the employer in the spring to address the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. The Board of Directors also confirmed the university`s new four-year contract with the Professional and Managerial Association (PMA). The interim agreement was approved on 14 November by the accession of the LDCs. LDC represents approximately 1,200 full-time workers working in management and career roles on campus. The four-year contract expired on October 31. UWOFA negotiates collective agreements, advises members on employment, deals with labour disputes and complaints, and promotes the professional interests of faculty members, university libraries and archivists. Why are you against Navitas? They would create a for-profit university on our campus. The people who hire them would not be members of UWOFA, so they would not have the protections that our members have under our collective agreement, that is, not the academic freedom or job security that contract holders have here. Navitas would welcome students who do not meet our access standards. We are also concerned that there will be a lot of pressure on these teachers to relax their academic standards. The agreement was ratified by 90% of UWOFA members in the vote from 22 to 23 November. Western`s Board of Governors has ratified a new four-year collective agreement with the Association of University Faculty (UWOFA), which represents approximately 1,564 faculty members, of whom 1,001 are full-time or part-time, 255 full-time and 308 part-time. “We are pleased to have ratified a new treaty with the uwOFA and I welcome the commitment and collegiality shown by negotiators for both sides during months of negotiations and discussions,” said Andrew Hrymak, Provost and Vice-President (Academic).
“This agreement recognizes the crucial role our Western faculty played in research, leadership and learning, while reflecting the current academic environment in Ontario. We look forward to building on this renewed commitment to excellence. The King`s University College Faculty Association (KUCFA) represents and protects the interests of all full-time academics at King`s University College. KUCFA is a certified union responsible for negotiating collective agreements with the university administration. Under the new agreement, UWOFA members will receive 1.5% in the first three years of the agreement and 1.75% in the remaining year. UWOFA`s last contract expired on June 30, 2018. Probation officers, librarians and archivists may, upon request, receive a one-year extension of their probation period. Members must submit a written renewal request to their Dean or Chief Librarian by December 31, 2020, which will be approved. . Librarian and Archivist: July 1, 2011 – June 30, 2015 Elizabeth MacDougall-Shackleton is Professor of Biology at the University of Western Ontario (UWO) and President of the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA).
The association and its members reject the school`s proposed partnership with Navitas, a for-profit training provider for international students.