Librarians and Archivists request conciliation

Today, the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association-Librarians and Archivists (UWOFA-LA) filed an application with the Ontario Ministry of Labour, asking that a conciliator be appointed to assist with contract negotiations, a common practice in university sector labour negotiations.

Western’s contract with UWOFA-LA (affecting 49 librarians and archivists) expired June 30. There have been 15 meetings to date and tentative agreement has been reached on a number of issues. Bargaining dates have been scheduled in September and October and the university looks forward to reaching a fair and responsible agreement.