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REMINDER: Information for Ratification Meeting Tomorrow

University of Western Ontario Staff Association -


When: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 Noon to 2:00 p.m.
Where: North Campus Building**, Room 101


1. Approval of the Agenda

2. Information on Tentative Collective Agreement

3. Question and Answer Period

4. Adjournment

Please bring your Western One ID or photo ID to gain admittance to the meeting.

You are entitled to 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.

Polls will open for voting on the ratification of the collective agreement immediately after the meeting until 3:30 pm.

Polls will also be open on Wednesday August 23rd and Thursday 24th from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm in UCC Room 255 (UWOSA Office). Highlights of the collective agreement will be available to read prior to voting.

**North Campus Building is located on Perth Drive between the Labatts Visual Arts Centre & Delaware Hall.

Let’s Get Science Right!


(Ottawa — 21 August, 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) is launching a national campaign to call on the federal government to act on the recommendations of its Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science and invest in basic research.

“Canadians see the benefits of basic research every day. It saves lives, improves our understanding of the world, helps solve problems and strengthens our future, “said CAUT President James Compton. “Investing in scientific research is investing in our future.”

The Advisory Panel on Federal Support for Fundamental Science, chaired by David Naylor, delivered its report in April 2017. Its chief recommendation is to increase funding by 1.3 billion over four years.  The Panel noted that Canada has failed to keep pace with other countries and is losing opportunities to strengthen our knowledge and talent advantages.

 “Over the next months, CAUT will encourage the government to adopt the recommendations of the Naylor Report, including its call to increase support for basic science,” added Compton.

To get involved in the campaign, visit http://science.caut.ca.



PATHS: Donations Welcome!

SEIU West -

Due to our close relationship with PATHS and their incredible efforts to make our communities safer, we encourage SEIU-West members to make a donation in order to support those who suffer from domestic violence. Click here for their 2017 Wish List – we hope you can bring a requested item (or two!) to any SEIU-West office – we will be collecting donations until September 5, 2017

Sign MAHCP card required to vote in VP election

Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals -


To be eligible to vote in the 2017 MAHCP Vice Presidential election, members must be a member in good standing, and to be in good standing requires signing an “Application for Membership.”

The application can be easily filled out by printing off this application form, filling it out and then sending it back to us by Aug. 31, 2017. This can be done by:

  • Scanning and sending it to MAHCP via personal/home email address
  • Faxing it to us at 204-775-6829
  • Or dropping it off at our office: 101-1500 Notre Dame Ave. in Winnipeg

There are two candidates running for the position of Vice President:

  • Tanya Burnside
  • Janet Fairbairn

Their bios can be viewed at here.

The Vice President debate will take place at 5 p.m. on Aug. 30 at Canad Inns HSC. Soon after will be the electronic vote (E-vote) for Vice President, which runs from Sept. 5 to 12.


In Solidarity,

Michael Kleiman
Chair-Nominations Committee

Member of Distinction – Spring/Summer 2017

SEIU West -

Let’s give Tammy the pat on the back she deserves for dedicating her time and effort in her extracurricular activities. We are all citizens of our communities and Tammy sets an excellent example for us to follow. Congratulations Tammy on this Member of Distinction Award and thank you for all the work you do!

Win of the Week! August 13-19

SEIU West -

This week, the Minister of Health announced that the proposed budget cuts to Community Based Organizations (CBOs) will no longer take place! Thanks to the collective efforts of people across Saskatchewan, the pressure to reverse cruel budget decisions is working.