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UWOSA is an independent union representing over 1,000 administrative and technical staff at the University of Western Ontario. Our members work in every area of the University in a wide variety of roles. We are Academic Counselling Assistants, Admissions Coordinators, Animal Care Technicians, Booth Attendants, Computer Specialists, Dental Assistants, Drivers, Events Coordinators, Faculty Affairs Assistants, Graduate Coordinators, Horticultural Technicians, Laboratory Supervisors, Library Assistants, OSAP Coordinators, Prospect Researchers, Research Assistants, Residence Clerks, Schedulers, Secretaries, Storeskeepers, Technical Supervisors and Undergraduate Assistants (and so much more). Western wouldn't work without UWOSA members.

Message from UWOSA Executive

Hello Fellow UWOSA Member,

Reminder: The UWOSA General Meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 13, 2017 from Noon to 2:00 p.m. in MC, room 110.
The Agenda for this meeting and Minutes of the past General Meeting (April 28, 2016) were posted to the UWOSA website and are available in the Member Area section.

Please note that you are entitled to two (2) hours away from work (including your regularly scheduled meal period) to attend this meeting. In addition, if you work away from main campus, you are entitled to up to one hour of additional time for travel. This time does not need to be made up.
Please bring photo identification to gain admittance to the meeting.

Vacancy: Membership Services Officer
There remains a vacancy on our Executive Committee for the Membership Services Officer, to be appointed for the electoral term ending April 30, 2018 at the November 16, 2016 meeting of the Stewards Council. The duties of the Membership Services Officer are outlined in our Constitution and Bylaws, Article 7.6.

This is a position open to all members of UWOSA in good standing. If you would like to apply for the role, please fill out and submit a Nomination form and send to info@uwosa.ca by January 17, 2017. The nomination form can be found in the Member Area section of our website, www.uwosa.ca.

Applicants will be expected to attend the Stewards Council meeting on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 12:00 pm to provide a brief (5 minute) presentation to Council. After all presentations, a vote will be held to determine the new Membership Services Officer.

If you have any questions regarding the role, or the nomination process, please email info@uwosa.ca.

Vacancy: Business Manager
Our union continues to seek to fill the vacancy of our Business Manager. Interested candidates are encouraged to forward a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Diane Rundle, HR Consultant, drundle@peakperformancehr.com. A full position description questionnaire is available by contacting Ms. Rundle at the email address above.

Applications will be accepted until December 14, 2016.
Please note: This is a position funded only by UWOSA, which is a separate employer from Western University.

Thank you already for Food Bank donations

Thank you already to our members who already donated to our London Food Bank drive. We will collect donations (non-perishable items and/or monetary donations until December 21, 2016.

Please bring your non-perishable item(s) or monetary donation to your Area Steward, or the UWOSA office at 255 UCC, or to the General Meeting being held on December 13th.

The London Food Bank has had an increase in need this year and greatly appreciates donations of the following specific food items:
• Canned fruit, vegetables, and legumes
• Canned tuna or salmon
• Canned meats
• Peanut butter
• Dried vegetables and legumes
• No salt added canned tomatoes
• Baby food & formula
• Rice & Pasta
• Special diet foods (gluten/lactose-free, etc.)
If you have any questions, please email the UWOSA office at info@uwosa.ca.

In Solidarity,
Executive Committee (John, Meg, Nikki, James, Cleusa, and Karen)

UWOSA to Support the London Food Bank in December

Dear Fellow UWOSA Member,

Our Membership, Newsletter, and Social Committee has requested our membership support the London Area Food Bank for our 2016 holiday charity.

The London Food Bank has been providing relief to local families in need for nearly 30 years. Its mission is to help a caring community share its food resources; and it’s two-part mandate is to (1) act as a front-line agency assisting those struggling to make ends meet, and (2) act as a food warehouse and work with other agencies that assist people in need.

We will be collecting donations (non-perishable items and/or monetary donations) from December 1-21, 2016.

Please bring your non-perishable item(s) or monetary donation to to your Area Steward.

The London Food Bank has had an increase in need this year and greatly appreciates donations of the following specific food items:

• Canned fruit, vegetables, and legumes
• Canned tuna or salmon
• Canned meats
• Peanut butter
• Dried vegetables and legumes
• No salt added canned tomatoes
• Baby food & formula
• Rice & Pasta
• Special diet foods (gluten/lactose-free, etc.)

If you have any questions, please email the UWOSA office at info@uwosa.ca.

Thank-you for your generosity!

Best wishes,

Jen Heidenheim, MNS Committee Member

UWOSA General Meeting: Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Dear Fellow UWOSA Member,

Our University of Western Ontario Staff Association (UWOSA) will hold a General Meeting on Tuesday, December 13, 2016 from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm in Middlesex College, Room 110.

The Agenda and Minutes of the past General Meeting (April 28, 2016) will be posted to the UWOSA website seven (7) days prior as per our Constitution and Bylaws, Article 4.1.1.

Please note that you are entitled to two (2) hours away from work (including your regularly scheduled meal period) to attend this meeting. In addition, if you work away from main campus, you are entitled to up to one hour of additional time for travel. This time does not need to be made up.

Please bring photo identification to gain admittance to the meeting.

In solidarity,
Meg Perinpanayagam
Vice President

A Message from the UWOSA President

Dear Fellow UWOSA Members,

The UWOSA Executive and our Pay Equity/Job Evaluation Consultant, Daina Green, continue to work with the Employer and their consultant to complete the process of developing and implementing point bands so that all our new job evaluation forms (PDQs) can be properly evaluated with the new system. Unfortunately, our consultant has reported that the process is stalled and minimal progress has been made since the summer.

While it was always UWOSA’s understanding that the new job evaluation system would be Pay Equity compliant and used by the Employer to achieve Pay Equity for our bargaining unit, the Employer continues to disagree with us. Their stance is that their original Pay Equity Plan from 1990 is still valid and that they have been maintaining pay equity for us all along.

While we had hoped to have seen some significant progress by late October with the job evaluation process, this has not been the case and both our UWOSA Executive and our consultant are frustrated with the continual delays on the part of the Employer. We have heard from many of you regarding your job evaluations and the continued delays and we know that you are just as frustrated.

Upon exploring all possibilities, our UWOSA Executive instructed our Association’s Pay Equity lawyer to file a complaint on November 4th with the Pay Equity Commission.

We will continue to ask our consultant to work with the Employer to complete the point bands so that all of our job evaluations can be completed.

In solidarity,

John Critchley
UWOSA President

Winter 2016 Columbia Employee Store Shopping Invitation

You are Invited to the Columbia Employee Store Sale

When: November 21 - December 24, 2016

Where: Columbia Employee Store, 1425 Max Brose Drive, Unit 1, London, ON N6N 0A2

What:
• Winter has arrived! Be sure to come early and visit the store often to get the best selection on styles and sizing!
• Special Employee store pricing is applied to all products in the store
• Includes all brands in the Columbia Sportswear family of brands
• Titanium is our newest featured technology – designed for cool, dry comfort all summer long!

How to participate:
Go to our UWOSA website, Member Area, UWOSA Discounts to print off your Columbia invitation and instructions.

This invite is non-transferable but you are welcome to bring your family with you (up to 4 guests).

You will need your UWOSA card or Western I.D. and photo I.D. and your invitation (must be on paper) to gain entry to this event. If you do not have a UWOSA card, please contact info@uwosa.ca

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