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CAUT launches national survey of contract academic staff

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(Ottawa – 22 September, 2017) The Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT) has launched a national survey of contract academic staff (CAS) at Canadian universities, colleges and polytechnics.

The study seeks to understand the working experiences of the thousands of academic staff who are hired to teach on a temporary basis every year, in order to help improve their employment conditions and inform public policy.

“Ever-growing numbers of teachers at Canada’s colleges and universities are trapped in precarious contract and part-time work, creating serious implications not just for CAS, but for regular academic staff and students,” says CAUT Director of Research and Political Action, Pam Foster. “CAUT has launched this survey because it’s important we learn more about the impacts of casualization.”

The survey is open until November 1st to people who had a teaching contract at a polytechnic, college or university in Canada in 2016/17.

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Media contact:
Lisa Keller, Communications Officer, Canadian Association of University Teachers
(o) 613-726-5186 (c) 613-222-3530

Survey: Laboratory and Pathology Services

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As you may know, the new Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) is supposed to be up and running by the end of this year. SEIU-West, has been asked by the Ministry of Health’s Transition Team Working Group on Pathology and Laboratory ...

Win of the Week! September 17-23 

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SEIU-West was successful in resolving a grievance after an employer accepted our union’s proposal of issuing an agreed upon payment to the effected SEIU-West member. This payment was in recognition of the harm done to this member due to the employer’s failure to accommodate. Awesome work!

Province Privatizes Major Piece of Home Care Program

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Manitoba took a significant — and dangerous — step in privatizing the public home care program yesterday and MGEU President, Michelle Gawronsky says that Manitobans must see this for what it is: another ploy to privatize a strong public service and fill the pockets of private corporations. "Manitobans need to know just how serious this announcement is. It’s privatization, plain and simple.”

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