Letters of Support
Faculty working conditions are student learning conditions. That is why it is critical that the U of L administration address the concerns of ULFA and work alongside us to fight against damaging cuts to the postsecondary sector.
We must put pressure on the U of L administration and Board of Governors and remind them that faculty members and the students we teach should be their first priority. Send the email below to the University President and senior leadership and ask them to negotiate a fair deal that prioritizes high-quality education and helps us avoid job action at U of L.
#ouruniversity is #worthfightingfor.
The Lethbridge Public Interest Research Group stands in solidarity with the academic workers represented by the University of Lethbridge Faculty Association in their struggle for a fair bargaining process.
This provincial government’s neo-liberal austerity agenda is explicitly attempting to make post-secondary institutions into corporate entities where proﬁt is more valuable than the students, faculty and staﬀ that make up our community. We reject this premise and call on our University’s Board of Governors to reject the corporatization of the University of Lethbridge by bargaining in good faith and with the intention of strengthening our campus community.
Read more here.
Cuts to the University mean cuts to Lethbridge
Lethbridge is a university town with students making up 10% of our population. The U of L is the city’s second largest employer only next to Alberta Health Services (another sector that is currently threatened with drastic funding reductions). Lethbridge College is its fifth. The cuts the government is making to these institutions will have a very direct, immediate and negative impact in our community. Read the full article. .