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UWOSA is an independent union representing approximately 860 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).

Now Online - Seniority List and 2010-2013 Collective Agreement

UWOSA Members,

A new seniority list, complete to December 31, 2010, has now been posted in the Member Area. You must be logged in to access the Member Area.

It is very important that each continuing and sessional member checks the information listed to ensure that it is accurate. If you believe that your entry may be incorrect, please email: by March 31, 2011.

In addition, the new collective agreement is now available under "Documents". The contract is currently being printed, and you should receive a copy of it via campus mail by early April.

Thank you,
Deb Novakowski

Committee Vacancies - Volunteers Needed

We are looking for volunteers to be members on the Job Evaluation Appeals Committee and the Advisory Committee on Parking and Traffic.

Job Evaluation Appeal Committee (JEAC)

The mandate of this committee is outlined in Article 44.05 of the collective agreement. The ideal nominee would be in a technical classification, as the departing member currently represents this skill set on the committee.

Advisory Committee on Parking and Traffic (ACPT)

We are looking for a member AND an alternate member for the ACPT under the terms of University Policy 1.22, Section 4.0 clause (b). The terms of the member and alternate to be appointed by UWOSA, on behalf of Western Parking & Visitor Services, will be for two years, July 1, 2011 until June 30, 2013.

If either of these positions interests you, please forward a completed Committee Appointment Request Form, found at to me at UWOSA, UCC 255, via email to:, or by fax to ext 82180 by Monday, March 14th.

UWOSA Photo Contest Winners

It was a difficult process, as many fabulous photos were submitted, but the winners of the 2011 UWOSA Photo Contest were finally chosen. Congratulations to this year's winners!

Click on the "Read More" text below to see the winning photos:

DATES TO REMEMBER from your UWOSA Membership/Social Committee

Hello everyone.

I will begin this note with a belated wish for a Happy, Healthy, New Year!

With the long round of negotiations over and the Christmas holidays celebrated a month ago!!, it is time to look forward to events and projects for 2011. Hopefully, most of you read about two of our upcoming items in the December Newsletter.

Congratulations to Cindy Morrison - Outstanding Volunteer!

Congratulations to UWOSA member Cindy Morrison from FIMS who was recently awarded the Images of Hope and Labour Appreciation Award from the Canadian Labour Congress and the United Way.

The award recognizes outstanding volunteer service by members of the labour community to the United Way of London & Middlesex and other community agencies.

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