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.
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/