Opportunity. Security. Respect.
An increasing number of teachers at Canada’s colleges and universities are trapped in precarious contract and part-time work. Contract and part-time work has quietly gone from a short-term stepping stone to a career-long condition. Many earn less than a living wage.
Thousands of professors are denied the opportunity each year to participate in (and be paid for) all aspects of academic work - research, teaching, and service. This has serious implications, not only for contract academic staff, but for students, their regular academic staff colleagues, and the integrity of post-secondary institutions.
We can change this, by improving the working conditions and job security of contract academic staff.
Fair Employment Week is October 7 - October 11, 2019. CAUT members across Canada are hosting events on campus to support fair treatment of all academic staff.