On May 19th, at 12pm, at SFU Vancouver Campus, TSSU and Contract Worker Justice (CWJ) came together as workers to show SFU that we are united and that we will not go away quietly. If SFU President, Joy Johnson, wants to know "what's next," then it is time to listen to the workers that make the University work! We say that it is time for SFU Admin to stop avoiding us and listen to our demands explicit on the joint letter we gave to Joy Johnson below:
Dear President Joy Johnson and SFU Board of Governors,
As workers across three SFU campuses, we have been working tirelessly to make this community thrive under the difficult circumstances of the last years. We have come here united with one voice to say: it is time that we thrive, too! As workers who keep this campus clean and healthy, conduct research, teach and support teaching, prepare and serve food, and so much more, we are the ones who make this University work. But, we are struggling. Every day we face rising rents, precarious work, higher prices, higher tuition, and growing risks to health and safety from CoVid-19 as well as increasing incidents of bullying and harassment, while every year the University obtains more research funding and higher accolades. It’s time that all the workers who create this community see our collective achievements reflected in better wages and working conditions. Without us, there is no University!
We are united in our demands for:
We write this letter to express our collective concerns and to ask you to commit to include the people who are most affected by these issues in the decision-making processes. We urge you to invest time and attention to meaningful engagement with us as a truly equitable and inclusive employer and University.
Teaching Support Staff Union & Contract Workers Justice @SFU
Let's show them our collective power and demand better!
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