Have you seen the poll announced today as part of the day of action against the rise of precarious work at Ontario universities?
Here is what workers are saying:
88% of Ontarians want part-time professors to be converted into full-time positions before more part-time professors are hired. 85% want part-time professors to receive fair pay and 84% believe part-time professors should have the same access to benefits as their full-time colleagues.
We’re not surprised.
These numbers echo what we’ve been hearing on the streets, at town halls, and at the deputations made to Ontario’s Ministry of Labour. Workers everywhere are demanding decent hours; equal pay for full-time, permanent, contract, temporary, part-time and casual employees; decent benefits, paid sick days and more.
- Take the pledge to support Ontario’s contract faculty members in their fight for equal pay, benefits and job security. You can also share your call for fairness by using the hashtag #precariousPSE on Twitter, and on the Facebook action page
- Sign the Harvesting Freedom petition to help migrant workers win permanent status, and close loopholes that make them vulnerable to exploitation. Learn more about campaign events, including the February 12 action, here
- Send a letter to Toronto Mayor John Tory to make the City a champion of good jobs. City of Toronto employees are leading a campaign for stable and secure jobs with decent wages and schedules.
- Join the 11th Annual Strawberry Ceremony for Indigenous Women, Girls, Trans & Two Spirit People on February 14 to honour missing and murdered indigenous women
- Come out for the International Women’s Day events happening March 5 to 8, to mark women’s fight for social, economic and environmental justice.
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Keep the momentum going!
Inadequate employment standards and labour laws place downward pressure on the wages and working conditions of all of us.
2016 is the year to put a stop to this! The laws that govern our workplaces are under review right now.
Next fall, our elected officials will be deciding how far they are willing to go to make the changes we need to create decent work for all of us.
That’s why communities across the province are organizing now for the April 15 day of action; find out how you can join!