Tag Archives: precarity

Century Club

I am struggling with the notion of the Century Club.  It indicates age or rather aging bodies.  There’s no certificate from the Queen for having crossed the 100 line nor is there any personal pride.  All it does is say … Continue reading

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2017 CAS award recognizes Kimberly Ellis-Hale and James Gerlach

By Michele Kramer, President. The WLUFA CAS Award was created to recognize the exemplary contributions a Member of the Contract Academic Staff Bargaining Unit has made to the Association. This year, the WLUFA Executive unanimously voted to have the award … Continue reading

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February 14th 2017 marks Ontario’s The Fight for $15 & Fairness Coordinated Campus Day of Action Campaign

In the face of increasingly precarious and low wage job growth, fully two thirds of Canadians have registered their approval for a $15 an hour national minimum wage (Two Thirds Approval for $15 National Minimum Wage). In support of this, … Continue reading

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Contract Faculty: Injustice in the University

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate October 2016 5.1.) Stephen Svenson Sociology In the fall of 2015 Contract Faculty member Stephen Svenson and Regular Faculty member Garry Potter attended the Challenging Academic Precarity Symposium at Trent University in Peterborough where … Continue reading

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An open letter from your WLUFA president

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate October 2016 5.1.) Dear Colleagues, As you know, our Contract Faculty have been at the negotiating table with the Administration since June 1 of this year. They have met over a dozen times since negotiations … Continue reading

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