FPSE Joins National 'Fair Employment Week' Campaign

Fair Employment Week October 18 - 22. 3 contract academic staff are pictured with quotes describing the negative effects of contract academic work.

FPSE has joined the national campaign for fairness for contract faculty and staff organized by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). The Fair Employment Week campaign runs from October 18th-22nd.

Join the FPSE Non-Regular Faculty Committee in taking part in the Social Media Day of Action on Wednesday Oct. 20th, and a Zoom Social for contract faculty, staff, and supporters on Friday Oct. 22nd. Please visit the CAUT website for up-to-date information https://makeitfair.caut.ca/ and for shareable resources https://makeitfair.caut.ca/resources


Wednesday, October 20th, 2021: Social Media Day of Action

sessional-shoe-loose-solePut your thumbs to good use and tweet your support for contract academic faculty and staff. Consider describing what fair and equitable employment could and should look like at your institution. Speak your truth to power. Share messages of solidarity using words, pictures, or images. For example, to the left is an image that was tweeted last year during the Day of Action called “Sessional Shoe” a sessional instructor lamented the number of times they have repaired their teaching shoes with shoe glue. Follow and tag your tweets using @FPSE and interact using the following hashtags: #MakeItFair #MakeItFair4CAS #bcpse #bclab #cdnpse #canlab. Shareables, and customizable posters are available here: https://makeitfair.caut.ca/resources.


Friday, October 22nd, 2021 from 11:00am-12:00pm (Pacific Time): Zoom Social for Contract Academic Staff & Supporters

Join contract academic faculty, staff, and supporters from coast to coast in an informal Zoom social. Hosted by CAUT, we will discuss the unique issues of CAS, discuss strategies to improve working conditions, and join in celebration of the work and contributions we make to our universities and colleges. We look forward to zooming with you! To attend, please register in advance. Once registered, you will receive a confirmation email containing a Zoom link and further details about joining the meeting.

About FPSE

The Federation of Post-Secondary Educators of BC is the provincial voice for faculty and staff in BC teaching universities, colleges and institutes, and in private sector institutions. FPSE member locals, represented by Presidents' Council and the Executive, represent over 10,000 faculty and staff at 18 public and 12 private sector institutions.