MAKE IT FAIR FOR CONTRACT ACADEMIC STAFF
Fair Employment Week (FEW) is taking place from October 17 to 21, 2022.
Fair Employment Week is CAUT’s annual campaign to raise awareness about precarious employment on campuses and support local organizing to improve the working conditions of contract academic staff..
FEW events that have taken place in the past include tabling, op-eds, a letter to the institution’s President, social media actions, professional development workshops, and celebrations of the contributions of contract academic staff.
Wednesday, October 19 // Keynote Address by Richard Bradbury
In the latest round of bargaining at Open University in the UK, contract lecturers won permanent contracts. Hear from Richard Bradbury – a member of the negotiating team – about how they won this historic victory.
Register here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwtfu2orTIpE9fiQWQhbSEPm6sNECholYqz
Wednesday, October 19// Social Media Day of Action
Help spread the word online about Fair Employment Week and the realities of precarious employment on our campuses.
Sample social media posts and shareables can be found on the Resources page of the Fair Employment Week website.
Remember to use the hashtags #MakeitFair and #Fairness4CAS
Friday, October 21 // A Zoom social for contract academic staff
Contract academic staff from coast to coast are invited to an informal Zoom social to talk about the unique issues of CAS, discuss strategies to improve working conditions, and join together in celebration of the work and contributions CAS make to our universities and colleges.
Register for the Zoom Social here: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMrd-6sqDwiH9fscm0DcjMY5riwYLkAmNqc.
If you have any questions on Fair Employment Week events, please contact Christina Wallace at [email protected] or at 613-327-2886.