Sessionals Video Statements

Sessionals Video Statements

See the statements sessional instructors made in favor of voting yes for a union.

A graduate worker describes how job postings are currently made behind closed doors, and how with a union grad workers could have a transparent process and equal say in deciding how jobs are posted

A graduate worker calls for better information to be given to international student workers, especially around funding packages and conditions

A sessional instructor describes the need for an organization to protect and bargain for the interests of sessionals, and makes a call to “Vote yes for better working conditions and job security!”

A sessional worker at UW describes pay not arriving on time, and the protections a union could provide to prevent that mistake.

A grad worker describes how teaching jobs are often designed to require substantial extra work beyond the scheduled hours, without compensation. With a grievance process, there would be recourse in these situations, to ensure positions are designed fairly for student workers, and described transparently

A sessional instructor describes how her training for her first time teaching a course at UW was limited to a single hour a few days before the start of the class, and the absence of someone available to answer questions.

Committee to Organize UWaterloo
Committee to Organize UWaterloo
supported by CUPE

The Committee to Organize UWaterloo is a grassroots campaign to unionize the academic workers at the University of Waterloo. The campaign is supported by the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE), Canada's largest union.