OCUFA’s contract faculty committee is planning a day of action on Feb. 11, 2016, to call attention to the growing issue of precarious academic work in Ontario. Contract academics from across the province will be tweeting pictures of themselves on campus to call attention to the important work they do, often in the face of difficult working conditions. We welcome all contract faculty members to join us using the #precariousPSE and #CDNpse hastags.
OCUFA is planning a variety of activities to accompany the day of action. These include:
- The “Confronting Precarious Academic Work” conference, to be held Feb. 11-12, 2016 in Toronto.
- The release of new public opinion data on the issue of precarious academic work.
- A press conference featuring Ontario and international speakers on the Day of Action and challenges faced by contract faculty, from 12:00 – 12:15 p.m. outside the Intercontinental Hotel on Bloor St.
- Launch of a web pledge on http://www.weteachontario.ca where students, faculty, and the community can show their support for precarious academics.
The Day of Action is part of OCUFA’s We Teach Ontario campaign and our ongoing commitment to enhancing fairness for contract faculty.