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UWOSA Bulletin – Please Read

JES2013 Implementation *Important Information*

Please find below additional resources we encourage all members to review.   Please login to the Members Area and click on FAQs & Presentations and look for the heading JES2013 Implementation *Important Information* to access the following resources listed below:

-          Appeal Information

-          General PDQ Information

UWOSA Ronald McDonald House London (RMHL) Dinner Nights

Our next UWOSA Dinner Night is Tuesday February 6, 2018. If you wish to participate please see the Members AreaRonald McDonald House Volunteering for details, how to sign-up, and who to contact if you have questions.


Annual Valentine's Day Lunch

Date: Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Where: Great Hall, Somerville House

When:  Noon to 1:00 p.m. or 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.

Ticket Distribution:

You may pick up your ticket in the UWOSA office, UCC room 255 from:

9:00am – 3:30pm, on February 1, & 2, 2018

9:00am – 3:30pm on February 5, 6, 7, 8, & 9, 2018

Please bring your Western ONECard with you.

If you are unable to pick up your tickets yourself, please email your Area Steward for pick up assistance.

If you have any special dietary needs, please email by February 7th with the subject “UWOSA Lunch” and which seating you plan to attend.  **This includes if you require a vegetarian meal.

This year, we will be collecting non-perishable food and monetary donations for the London Area Food Bank ( Looking forward to seeing you there!


UWOSA Night: February 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. London Lightning vs KW Titans

Do you love basketball or have family at home that might like to enjoy a game?  Join UWOSA Night at Budweiser Gardens in London for a game between the Lightning and the KW Titans

When: Sunday February 18, 2018 at 2:00 p.m.

Where: Budweiser Gardens

Ticket:  Only $14.00 for adult or child and includes same section seating for all UWOSA members! Check out the Members Area – Budweiser Gardens Discounts for details.


Final Call UWOSA Cooks – Recipe Submission Deadline February 28, 2018

If you have a recipe you would like to share for the UWOSA’s 20th Anniversary Cookbook, this is your final call, please submit your recipe to by Wednesday February 28, 2018.

We are looking for your favorite recipes:

 * Appetizers     * Drinks       *Sauces     *Mains     *Breads    *Salads   *Desserts       

Handy kitchen tips, home remedies, fun concoctions (like playdough) and pet treats.



Members typically in receipt of the safety shoe allowance ($120) payment should note that HR is deferring the payment until February of this year.

If you received the allowance in 2017, you should be receiving the following message from Western HR advising you of the change:

“Our records indicate that you received a Safety Shoe Allowance in 2017.  The University pays UWOSA members requiring this safety equipment an amount of $120 each year to support the expense expected to be incurred for shoes each year.  This year that payment will be made to you on your February 2018 pay.   As a general practice, Human Resources has made this payment in January of each year, however this year there are a number of other pay priorities for UWOSA members in January and so your union has agreed to a delayed payment in February this year.  It is our intention to revert back to January for this payment in 2019.

Any member who is in need of safety shoes and the one month delay in payment will delay in acquiring the required shoes – the member can contact Human Resources for assistance at or (519) 661-2194.”

As indicated in the message from HR, if you are in need of safety shoes, and the one month delay is preventing you from acquiring the required safety equipment – please contact HR. 

If you are in need of further assistance, please contact and we can also assist in this regard.