Video by Daniel Slapcoff
We’re part of the community at SFU and we deserve the same respect as everyone else. It’s time to bring us back into the family.
We’re under constant pressure to work harder, to do more in less time and not complain about it. It’s frustrating and infuriating. Our voices aren’t being heard by the university.
SFU is trying to make the cheapest bid they can get and take no responsibility for their employees, but still wants five star service and commitment. That’s hypocrisy in my book.
You have this opportunity to make things better for everyone on the mountain. You want to say that it's a community on the mountain, but you get to hold contract workers at arm's length through the contractor.
I've seen first-hand what the consequences are when you have this very problematic arrangement where a company comes in, and they bid very low, and the only way they can then make a profit is to find a way to turn it around and squeeze it out of the workers.
The university outsources to the companies, and the companies are always trying to make as much money as they can, and that comes from making things worse for the workers.