Make it Fair for Contract Academic Staff - Fair Employment Week (October 7 - 11, 2019)
Each year the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) and its members join with a coalition of unions and activists across North America to organize a week-long series of events highlighting fair treatment of all contract academic staff.
The event, entitled “Make it Fair for Contract Academic Staff”, is part of the Canadian Association of University Teachers’ (CAUT) annual-national campaign for Fair Employment Week (October 7 to 11, 2019). The aim of the campaign is to raise awareness of the increasing number of teachers at Canada’s colleges and universities who rely on precarious contract and part-time work.
Each year, thousands of professors are denied the opportunity to participate in (and be paid for) various aspects of academic work – research, teaching, and service. Contract and part-time work has quietly gone from a short-term stepping stone to a career-long condition. This has serious implications, not only for contract academic staff, but for students, regular academic staff colleagues, and the integrity of post-secondary institutions. Many earn less than a living wage.
Windsor’s event has been organized by WUFA’s Sessional Committee. WUFA encourages members to come out on Monday and support your contract academic colleagues as they host a Fair Employment Week event:
Please join us for “Make it Fair For Contract Academic Staff”:
When: Monday October 7th, between 10 – 1:00 p.m.
Where: CAW Centre Vendor Area (near Tim Hortons)
(Fair Trade Coffee and Cake, while supplies last)