CUPE Local 5265; the Union that represents all persons employed as Part-time faculty members by the King’s University College, in London, Ontario, to teach degree credit courses.
The Union needs to contact its members from time to time to keep them informed. Therefore, we are asking our new members to provide their contact information via link below.
- There are new job postings in Disability Studies, School of Social Work, Writing, and Thanatology. Please check our job postings page for more information.
- Ontario campuses see increase in precarious jobs, according to a new report by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. The full report can be accessed here.
- Reduced waiting period for Employment Insurance: “As of January 1, 2017, the waiting period to collect Employment Insurance (EI) is one week, down from two. The reduced waiting period will apply to all forms of EI benefits including regular, special (maternity, parental and sickness), and fishing.” [read more]
- A relatively newly released book, The Slow Professor: Challenging the Culture of Speed in the Academy, might be of interest to our membership! The authors, Maggie Berg and Barbara Seeber, argue that today’s professors need to slow down, devote more time to “doing nothing,” and enjoy more pleasure in their research and teaching. It’s now time “to take back the intellectual life of the university.” The authors talked about their book with Moira Farr for University Affairs and the interview can be accessed here.