Help Western University Librarians and Archivists Avoid a Strike

Western’s librarians and archivists bargaining unit requested a No Board on Friday, September 13th, and will be in a legal strike position in less than two weeks. They continue to meet with the employer and conciliator to reach a fair and reasonable settlement.  

UWOFA key bargaining demands include:

·         Fair Workload so the librarians and archivists can maintain high quality service to the university community. The number of librarians has fallen 20% since 2010.

·         Professional autonomy and collegial governance so that the librarians and archivists can have a meaningful voice in how the Western libraries system is run.

·         Fair compensation and benefits in line with those negotiated with other employee groups on campus.

Please join the online write-in campaign to put pressure on the employer: