UWO Faculty Association supports contract faculty

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UWO Faculty Association supports contract faculty

(London, Ont.) - The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) is participating in Fair Employment Week with an event on Tuesday in support of contract faculty at Western.

"Many students' favourite teachers are contract faculty members," said UWOFA president Ann Bigelow. "They deserve better job security and improved wages and benefits."

An initiative of the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT), Fair Employment Week aims to raise awareness about the plight of contract faculty members - those who work from contract to contract and are non-tenured, non-probationary university teachers. Some have to teach at multiple universities just to make ends meet, and many suffer poor wages.

A display will be set up on the main floor of the Social Science Centre from 12:30-2:30 pm. Please join us.

Contact

Ann Bigelow, UWOFA president

519-661-2111 x87965

abigelow [at] uwo [dot] ca