Tag Archives: working conditions

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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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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Students & workers united

(This article is from the WLUFA Advocate October 2016 5.1.) Toby Finlay Laurier Student, LSPIRG Students have a responsibility to support Contract Faculty. Contract Academic Staff (CAS) make an important contribution to the quality of education students receive at Laurier. However, without … 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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Standing with CUPE 926

By Matt Thomas, Library Tired and a little scared. Those were my feelings as I stood on the sidewalk near 202 Regina, the morning of Friday, July 8th. Tired from standing for so long wearing sandals a little too old … Continue reading

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Outsourcing custodial jobs is at odds with Laurier’s mission and reputation

A letter to Dr. Blouw from Dr. Don Wells, McMaster University Laurier’s custodial staff is fighting to protect their jobs and their futures. Dr. Don Wells, a labour studies scholar at McMaster University, recently wrote Dr. Blouw urging him to … 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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