STRONGER TOGETHER: ACHIEVING FAIRNESS FOR CONTRACT ACADEMIC STAFF
October 20–21, 2017 — Courtyard Marriott Toronto Downtown
Academic staff spent many years building workplaces characterized by secure employment and dedicated to research, teaching, and service. But this model is being taken apart by administrators, politicians and business leaders pushing a discourse of austerity and an agenda that undermines economic security, devalues the combination of research, teaching, and service, and erodes the public good.
With one out of every three academic staff in Canada in contingent, precarious positions, now is the time to rise up. This conference will boost our ability to fight for core employment rights, achieve parity between contract and full-time colleagues, and intervene in broader public policy debates.
Day one examines bargaining, grievance handling and mobilization issues. Day two incorporates hands-on skills-training to equip participants with the campaign tools necessary to restore good jobs and pursue the public good. Please join with colleagues from across Canada at this important event.