September 9, 2011

University of Western Ontario Librarians On Strike

University of Western Ontario Librarians are on strike. (Link goes to recent news from the Faculty Association.)

From the press release announcing the strike:

“It is with great regret that we make this decision,” said Bryce Traister, UWOFA President. “We simply haven’t seen enough movement on the key issues important to our members. We find it disrespectful and I am personally disappointed that administration didn’t see fit to address longstanding challenges.”

Outstanding issues at the table include: a long-standing pay gap of 20 per cent between Western Librarians and Archivists – most of whom are women – and colleagues at comparative universities in Ontario. Other issues include staff complement and workload.

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