Overflowing support for #fairness4CF

Volume 27, Issue 4
April 2017

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On March 3, 2017, Twitter members partook in an online Day of Action in support of better jobs for college and university contract faculty. For Ontario colleges, supporters urged Linda Franklin (Chair of College Employer Council), Deb Matthews (Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development), and their respective college Board of Governors members to re-examine the need for fair jobs for all contract faculty.

In under 140 characters, supporters spoke out urging fairness for contract faculty. Among all the tweets, the personal testimonials from contract faculty resonated most clearly, for me, the gravity of the situation faced by contract faculty. Here are some of the messages shared by various faculty members, union locals, and other #fairness4CF supporters:

Although the Day of Action is over, the fight for fairness for all contract faculty continues. Creating more awareness among our students, friends, and community brings contract faculty one step closer to being properly treated and compensated for their work. Join us on Twitter @CAATA_Local562 and join the movement to support contract faculty.