Contract Worker Justice @SFU

We are a coalition of SFU workers, faculty, students and community members fighting to end the outsourcing of food and cleaning services at SFU.

Campaign Updates

Contract workers at Simon Fraser University treated as second class: Globe and Mail

Simon Fraser University employees collect vacation pay during winter break, but each semester the school’s food service workers get laid off, writes Kelvin Gawley

Dec. 28, 2022

A Win for Low-Wage Workers on Campus, but It’s Not Nearly Enough

Contract Worker Justice responds to Dr. Joy Johnson’s announcement that SFU will become a Living Wage Employer.

Jul. 21, 2022
Feb. 14, 2022
Feb. 07, 2022

The Peak covers CWJ report on poor working conditions at SFU

Dr. Enda Brophy and Jade Ho spoke to Karissa Ketter about the report, presented to the SFU Board of Governors (BoG) 

Feb. 14, 2022

CWJ Critical of SFU's New Procurement Guide

CWJ told The Peak that changes to procurement will not resolve employment issues affecting contracted workers. 

Feb. 07, 2022
Feb. 07, 2022

Contract Worker Justice on Vancouver Co-op Radio's Redeye

Dr. John Calvert spoke with Lorraine Chisholm of Vancouver co-op radio.

Feb. 05, 2022

The Contract Worker Justice @SFU Campaign Presents at SFU's Board of Governors

The Board meeting was livestreamed and the recording is accessible below.

Jan. 27, 2022

Contracted workers at SFU face abuse, unsafe conditions and poor pay, report claims

By Bridgette Watson for CBC News

Jan. 28, 2022

SFU contract workers | On The Coast with Gloria Macarenko

An interview with Dr. Enda Brophy for CBC News

Jan. 27, 2022

Contracted food and cleaning service workers at SFU allege poor working conditions

By Srushti Gangdev for Burnaby Beacon

Jan. 27, 2022

Labour Conditions Among Contract Cleaning and Food Services Staff at Simon Fraser University

A report on our findings from interviews with contracted-out workers at SFU.

Jan. 24, 2022

2021 End-of-Year Update

As 2021 draws to a close we’d like to give you an update on the campaign and a heads up on what to expect in the New Year.

Dec. 20, 2021

From the archives | The business case for the living wage: The story of the cleaning service at Queen Mary, University of London (Jan. 2009)

A report by Jane Wills, Nathalie Kakpo and Rahima Begum, examining a similar case of contracting out in the UK.

Nov. 10, 2021

Coalition optimistic SFU will bring cleaning and food service contract workers in-house

By Srushti Gangdev for Burnaby Beacon

Oct. 28, 2021

SFU’s Cleaning and Cafeteria Staff Should Be In-House Employees

An op-ed by Dr. Enda Brophy for The Tyee

Oct. 20, 2021

Contract Worker Justice campaign express concerns about SFU hiring Deloitte

By Kelly Chia for The Peak

Oct. 4, 2021

Press Release: Contract Worker Justice responds to SFU President Johnson’s announcement regarding review of contract versus in-house food and cleaning services

Sept. 15, 2021

Contract Worker Justice: Creating a Fairer SFU | SFU CERi

A webinar on the campaign and the fight to bring services in-house

Jul. 19, 2021

Support 'snowballing' for SFU contract workers

By Dustin Godfrey for Burnaby Beacon

May 10, 2021

Open letter to President Joy Johnson on contracted services

Mar. 17, 2021
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