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: