Research Briefs

Research Briefs

Precarious Employment: The Research Behind It

A large component of the Precarity Working Group is dedicated to developing a bank of digestible research briefs for members. Topics range from an overview of task forces and working groups currently tackling precarious work, the impact of precarious work on academic workers, the impact of precarious work on equity seeking workers, and more.

The Research Team will also be drawing information and data from a survey for CUPE 3902 Unit 3 members.

Read the briefs below.


This document provides an overview of key research and initiatives on precarious work in Canada since 2007. This year was chosen to keep the review manageable and relevant to current issues.

Precarious Work in Academia

Conference presentation and survey analysis looking at trends around precarious work in the academic sector.

Precarity Under the Ford Government

This research brief takes a look at the Ford government's recent policy changes affecting academia and unpacks some of those policy decisions.