On April 9th and 10th, CUPUW will be hosting ‘What Casuals Want: Getting Organised for Bargaining and Beyond’: a national, two-day online summit bringing together casual workers across the higher education sector. This will be an unprecedented meeting, run by casuals, for casuals, to collaborate on an agenda for bargaining and a vision of the higher education sector beyond 2021.
2020 saw casual higher education workers organising to win back pay, and putting the systemic wage theft in our sector in the media spotlight. This year workers are bargaining with universities intent on further austerity in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Tens of thousands of workers have already lost their jobs. Casuals need to be well-prepared for bargaining in this context, starting with what we want from our union and our universities.
The Summit takes place on Friday 9th April 2021 between 1pm – 5pm and on Saturday 10th April 2021, between 10am – 3pm. You can register your interest in attending and obtain more infos about the event by way of the CUPUW website.
Up the workers!