In ongoing efforts to put more pressure on the Ontario Tech administration to avoid a strike, the UOITFA organized an impressive social media day of action on January 18, which saw faculty members and labour allies from across the province take to Twitter to voice their support for faculty at Ontario Tech.
The UOITFA is attempting to negotiate a fair deal before a strike deadline of January 31. As a result of the action, hundreds of emails were sent to the Ontario Tech administration demanding they make a fair offer that prioritizes high-quality education and research at Ontario Tech.
The action was followed a few days later by a press conference where OCUFA President Sue Wurtele (clip) joined the UOITFA’s Interim President Kimberly Nugent (clip) and representatives of PSAC and OPSEU to talk about the challenges faced by faculty at Ontario Tech and Durham College.
Add your voice and show your support. Send the Ontario Tech administration an email demanding that they take action to avert a strike. It’s time for the university administration to meaningfully address overwhelming workloads, provide increased teaching and research support, and improve job security for contract faculty at the institution.
If you’ve already sent an email, keep up the pressure this week by showing your support on social media using the UOITFA’s social media action resources.