AASUA calls on UAlberta to provide secure, stable employment for educators


The Association of Academic Staff University of Alberta (AASUA) is calling for stable and secure employment for academic staff. AASUA–in conjunction with the Canadian Association of University Teachers–launched a Fair Employment Week campaign to draw attention to employment issues facing educators, which include short-term contracts that keep employees from accessing benefits and pension plans. The campaign is a response to the recent release of UAlberta’s strategic plan, which shared that the institution intends to grow enrolment by 35% over the next decade. An open letter from AASUA President Gordon Swaters contends that a “plan to grow student enrollment is misguided without a commitment to job security” for UAlberta’s academic staff, librarians, and administrative officers.

Edmonton Journal | AASUA