OCUFA Report: http://us1.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ca9b5c14da55e36f1328eb0f1&id=1c0c223a5c&e=292d1c4d4d The following is an excerpt from the Report:
“Librarians and archivists, members of the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association, are on strike after mediated talks with the administration deadlocked Wednesday morning, hours before the strike deadline.
Faculty association negotiators have been reporting minimal progress in the talks for a new contract. A key issue is the long-standing pay gap of 20 per cent between UWO’s librarians and archivists and their counterparts at other universities. Other issues include staff complement and workload.
The 50 strikers, mostly women, have been without a contract since June 30, 2011.
Colleagues from across Canada, include representatives from OCUFA and its member faculty associations, rallied last Friday in support of the strikers.
“We’re extremely grateful for the support,” said Bryce Traister, president of the faculty association. “Our members know that academics across the country stand with them, lending their moral and material support to their effort to achieve a fair deal that gives them the respect they deserve.”