SOLIDARITY WITH OPSEU COLLEGE FACULTY

October 18, 2017

CUPE 4207, representing 1000 academic teaching staff at Brock University, sends its full and unwavering support for your job action to fight against precarious working conditions and the growth of part-time work and for increased academic freedom, job security, and equal work for equal pay.

We are motivated and inspired by your job action against one of the largest scourges of our times – precarious work. Often in the form of part-time and/or contract work, it has devastating effects on workers’ emotional and physical well-being through economic insecurity, additional stress, work-life imbalances, and the inability to plan one’s life. The dependency on part-time and contract work in post-secondary institutions is an attack on the very communities that keep these institutions running. Colleges and universities alike must learn that workers will not stand for this unsustainable model. OPSEU College Faculty are now at the forefront of a movement to create the kinds of conditions so many academic workers across Ontario have been discussing for years. We offer our support in whatever form we can for as long as it takes.

In Solidarity,

CUPE 4207 Executive Committee
Brock University, St. Catharines
cupe4207@brocku.ca
www.4207.cupe.ca

OCTOBER 1 Rally for Decent Jobs

Be part of a growing movement for decent work for all! Come out to the October 1st rally for Decent Work (1:00 – 3:00 p.m. at Queen’s Park) to call for safe working conditions, decent hours, paid sick days & vacation, access to a union, $15 minimum wage, an end to the gender/racialized wage gap and much more!

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FaceBook: Transportation from Niagara to the Rally for Decent Work

We want the Ontario government to implement strong labour laws for more than seven million working Ontarians across our province. There will be music, activities, and special guests at this family-friendly rally. The rally is being organized by the OFL’s Make It Fair Campaign and the $15 and Fairness Campaign – organizers are expecting 10,000 people!

The Niagara Regional Labour Council and Unions across Niagara are organizing buses to the rally. There is no cost to attend and light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!
See BUS SCHEDULE here.
Please reserve a seat by contacting NRLC V.P. Chris Grawey (cgrawey89@gmail.com or 905-246-4273)

Kindling Solidarity: welcoming bonfire and games night!

Party and fireWe are excited to be hosting a welcoming event for our members! Kindling Solidarity: welcoming bonfire and games night is a chance for our members to meet each other, enjoy some fun games and the beautiful scenery at Brock! The event takes place on Thursday, August 27th from 5-8pm at the Fire Pit by Alphie’s Trough. There will be food and beverages provided. So get ready to bring out your fun side and to get the chance to meet fellow members! We hope you can come out!

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