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The UFC: Cynicism Versus Optimism of the Will

By Garry Potter Until last Monday night I believed that the single biggest problem stopping Contract Faculty from improving their situation was the ignorance, arrogance and egoism of the full-time faculty. Most full-time faculty fail to understand that the institutionalized … Continue reading

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Conference, day of action to challenge rise of precarious work at Ontario universities

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate February 2016 4.6.) The following is a press release issued by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) TORONTO – Faculty, staff, and students are coming together to challenge the rise of … Continue reading

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Change is afoot: Universities and unions design a new pension plan

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate January 2016 4.6.) By Marc Kilgour, Mathematics The University Pension Project (UPP) is an effort to create a new pension option for Ontario universities. An alternative to the current system in which each … Continue reading

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Put a face on precarious work: OCUFA Day of Action, February 11

This article is from the WLUFA Advocate January 2016 4.5. WLUFA is working with the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) and our colleagues across Ontario to improve our jobs and pressure university administrators to hire more full-time faculty … Continue reading

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Ten to watch . . .

This article is from the WLUFA Advocate January 2016 4.5. In this first issue of 2016, the Advocate identifies 10 moving targets that we urge you to keep an eye on this year. We will address some of these in … Continue reading

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Myth #1: Contract Faculty receive equal pay for work of equal value

This article is from the WLUFA Advocate January 2016 4.5. This is the first in a series in which the Advocate explores the relationship of Contract Faculty members with the University. The series takes on prevalent misconceptions or “myths” about … Continue reading

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Fair Employment Week

This blog entry was actually posted on December 3, 2015. This article is from WLUFA Advocate 1.1 October 2012. The annual Fairness in Employment Week highlights the “overuse and exploitation of contract academic staff”. The CAUT, our national federation of … Continue reading

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