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CAUT Fair Employment Week Activities

Fair Employment Week (FEW) is taking place from October 17 to 21, 2022.

Fair Employment Week is CAUT’s annual campaign to raise awareness about precarious employment on campuses and support local organizing to improve the working conditions of contract academic staff.

Wednesday, October 19 // Keynote Address by Richard Bradbury

Open University is the largest provider of distance learning in the UK with the majority of instruction provided by over 4,800 Associate Lecturers (ALs), who are employed on casualized contracts.

In the latest round of bargaining at Open University in the UK, contract lecturers won permanent contracts. Hear from Richard Bradbury – a member of the negotiating team – about how they won this historic victory.

Register Here

Wednesday, October 19// Social Media Day of Action

Help spread the word online about Fair Employment Week and the realities of precarious employment on our campuses.

CAUT has developed digital resources to support association engagement in this day of action. Remember to use the hashtags #MakeitFair and #Fairness4CAS .

Friday, October 21 // A Zoom social for contract academic staff

Contract academic staff from coast to coast are invited to an informal Zoom social to talk about the unique issues of CAS, discuss strategies to improve working conditions, and join together in celebration of the work and contributions CAS make to our universities and colleges.

Register for the Zoom Social here

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