OCUFA responds to report about precarious employment

May 27, 2015

The Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations (OCUFA) has issued a statement in response to a new report on precarious employment. The report, The Precarity Penalty, published by the organization Poverty and Employment Precarity in Southern Ontario (PEPSO), explores the effects of precarious employment. OCUFA notes that precarious employment, such as the rise of contract and part-time faculty at Ontario’s universities, can have negative effects on students and the university system itself. “The rise of precarious academic employment exploits young academics and is changing the culture of Ontario’s university system, putting its long record of student success at risk,” said OCUFA President Kate Lawson.OCUFA Blog | PEPSO Summary | Full Report