March 1, 2017 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Italian Canadian Club
135 Ferguson St, Guelph
Quality Jobs, Quality Education, Better Futures
A growing number of people employed in the post-secondary sector – those who teach students, serve them food, clean and maintain university and college campuses, and deliver clerical and other support services – are now in precarious positions.
This rising precarity is hard on workers, personally and professionally. Academic workers and support workers are passionately committed to delivering high quality education and services for students, but they need fair and decent working conditions to make that happen. Precarious work hurts post-secondary education twice: it hurts workers, and it diminishes the quality of education that students receive.
That’s why CUPE is fighting back. Our campaign Quality Jobs, Quality Education, Better Futures is raising awareness across the country about the impact that precarious work is having on post-secondary education and sharing stories of resistance from workers.
As part of this campaign, CUPE is holding town halls across the country to help build alliances with student groups and others to build a powerful counterforce to the prevailing winds of precarious work.