New poll shows Ontario’s overwhelming support for good academic jobs

Posted February 11th, 2016 By OCUFA

Today, OCUFA released the results of a public opinion poll examining attitudes to precarious work in Ontario’s universities – the first of its kind in the province. This new research demonstrates a strong level of support for good working conditions in our universities.

Highlights from the poll include:

  • 94 per cent of Ontarians think universities should be model employers and support good jobs in their communities.
  • 88 per cent want part-time professors to be converted into full-time positions.
  • 64 per cent of Ontarians want to be taught by, or have their child taught by, a full-time professor with job security and benefits.
  • 60 per cent are in favour of more public funding for universities to promote long-term employment relationships with faculty

“The poll results clearly show that Ontarians want universities to employ full-time professors, and to treat their contract faculty with fairness and respect,” said Bates. “In other words, the people of Ontario want every academic job to be a good job.”

The complete poll results are available from OCUFA. The poll was conducted by Mission Research on behalf of OCUFA with a sample of 1000 individuals with results accurate to within +/- 3.1 percentage points, 19 times out of 20.

One response to “New poll shows Ontario’s overwhelming support for good academic jobs”

  1. Leda Raptis says:

    It is inconceivable that high school teachers have more secure jobs than University professors!

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