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Searching for Professor Precarious

Local 352 has purchased the opportunity for members to view the video Searching for Professor Precarious until October 26th.

In Search of Professor Precarious is a new, 81 minute Canadian documentary feature from Red Heeler Media that was released for festival screenings in September, 2020.

Watch a 2 minute clip here: https://vimeo.com/441439656

Synopsis: A documentary in which the director, a longtime precarious contract teacher, lifts the curtain on higher education’s dirty little secret. He travels Canada to capture the experience of precarity and the fight against the exploitation of contract faculty in higher ed. IN SEARCH OF PROFESSOR PRECARIOUS introduces you to Jen, a young sessional trying to balance teaching, caring for her young family and finishing her PhD, so that she can be considered for a decent university job; Sandra Mac, fighting to reverse the 23% pay cut handed to her and her long time precarious faculty colleagues; Marco, leading a drive to get the sessional majority in his faculty association their democratic rights; and Pam, a choreographer and a leader in the largest higher ed strike in Canadian history. Join the fight for equality portrayed in this dramatic, moving and revealing film.

Link to full film for Local 352 members: https://vimeo.com/461136303

Check your email or contact a steward for the password.

Learn more at: http://professorprecarious.com/

Congratulations to Amy Maycock who received a Minister’s Award of Excellence

We say time and time again that our faculty are experts in providing quality education. It is extremely rewarding when this expertise is recognized.

We are proud to share that Amy Maycock’s work to create a virtual law office for Fleming students in the paralegal program is being awarded a Minister’s Award of Excellence.

The ministry acknowledges the “exceptional benefits to her students, Ontario’s postsecondary community and beyond”.

#WayToGoAmy @FlemingCollege @CAATfaculty #FlemingForward #onpse @ONtrainandstudy

Peterborough and District Labour Council News – Labour Day 2020, Scholarship and Upcoming Events

Labour Day 2020 will be going live on the Peterborough and District Labour Council Facebook page on Monday, September 8 at 1 pm. Local musicians, labour leaders and community activists will be featured.  Go to their Facebook page at 1 pm next Monday: www.facebook.com/ptbolabour

To get updates on the upcoming initiatives, events, and campaigns of the Labour Council, please like their Facebook page and invite others to do the same. (There will be a special Labour Day message that you don’t want to miss!)

The September 11 deadline is approaching to apply for the 2020 Post Secondary Scholarship. See the poster for more details.

On September 29 at 11 am, The Peterborough District Council of CUPE is holding a Restore our Rights rally at MPP Dave Smith’s constituency office on Water Street. Details are in this link: https://cupe.on.ca/restoreourrights/

COLLECTIVE GOOD OVER PRIVATE PROFIT

JP Hornick, George Brown College — Local 556, published an article in Our Times (Canada’s Independent Labour Magazine) over the weekend.  The articles focuses on the opportunity crisis for public change, and also reflects on the importance of engaging faculty and teachers throughout the current crisis to prevent a privatized education system.

Read the entire piece here: https://ourtimes.ca/article/collective-good-over-private-profit

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JP Hornick is the coordinator of the School of Labour at George Brown College, in Toronto, a long-time social activist, and chief steward for Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) Local 556.