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Special Senate Meeting and Equal Pay Day

Senate Meeting for Non-Confidence Motion

The Special Senate Meeting to hold the Non-Confidence Motion will be held on Friday, April 17 at 1:30pm at the new Richard Ivey School of Business, Room 1100 (1255 Western Road). UWOSA has asked the Senators representing staff (Deb Coward and Catherine Wilkins) to present the motion of non-confidence that was passed at our Annual General Meeting on April 9. Although non-senators are not permitted to speak at Senate meetings, they are open to the Western community to attend.

Equal Pay Day

For years now, UWOSA has been working toward achieving Pay Equity for our bargaining unit. For more information about UWOSA’s efforts to achieve Pay Equity, please check out the “Pay Equity and UWOSA Members” section of our website.

Equal Pay Day illustrates how far into the next year a woman, on average, must work to earn the same amount made by a man the previous year. The US, Europe and other countries have proclaimed Equal Pay Days with activities and events to raise awareness about the gender pay gap and to ignite action to close it. Supporters wear red on Equal Pay Day to mark how far women are “in the red” when it comes to their pay. Ontario’s Equal Pay Coalition and the Ontario government has declared that Equal Pay Day this year will fall on April 20th, 2015. UWOSA will be joining members of the Pay Equity Coalition outside Covent Garden Market at Richmond & Talbot Streets on Monday, April 20 at 12:00pm. You are welcome to join us!

Karen Foullong
President