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 19 to 23, 2020. CAUT members across Canada are hosting events on campus to support fair treatment of all academic staff.