An important Rally for Decent Work took place October 1 at Queen’s Park in Toronto.
This rally drew attention to the need for more fairness for contract faculty and to support all workers pushing back against the trend towards precarious jobs.
The small contingent of York faculty in attendance underscored the need for a Joint CUPE-YUFA Task Force on Precarious Academic Labour at York.
The Ontario Federation of Labour is also promoting a lobby day on October 5. The OFL is looking for a strong delegation representing equity seeking groups. Please RSVP to Judy Chow at firstname.lastname@example.org, with a CC to lobby co-ordinator Lucas Costello email@example.com as soon as possible. Participants will arrive the day before on October 4 for a 2:30 p.m. training session and social afterwards, with a full day of lobbying on October 5.
Other pictures from the 3903 presence at Saturday’s rally: