In April, OCUFA’s Contract Faculty and Faculty Complement Committee held its sixth annual Social Media Day of Action in support of fairness for contract faculty. On April 21, members of the committee, faculty associations, and allies drew attention to “the elephant in the room”: the provincial government’s underfunding of postsecondary education, which is the underlying cause of precarity, economic instability, and rising tuition costs.
Social media messages highlighted the detrimental impacts of underfunding on contract faculty, tenured faculty, students, and the broader community. The day saw broad participation from faculty associations, individual faculty, politicians, and labour allies.
This action is a clear demonstration of the sector-wide commitment to pushing back against the Ford government’s continuous attacks on the postsecondary education.