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The Education Section of FAU Berlin supports the petition against precarious working conditions in FU Berlin

Published on Oct 27, 2019 Tags: ,
We support the initiative FU:Fair&Unbefristet. The petition is a good starting point, but we think that it is not enough ...

[Deutsche Version]

This petition is not enough.

Today's university is:

  • a feudal structure where Professors are Gods who have all the power and capacity to take all the decisions;
  • a structure that reproduces and reinforces social inequalities related with gender, race, class and other forms of discrimination;
  • oriented towards companies, markets and profit, and guided by neoliberal policies.

 

FU Berlin is not an exception.

We support the initiative FU:Fair&Unbefristet. The petition is a good starting point, but we think that it is not enough. We don't want to focus the discussion only in small changes of the collective agreement of our university (TVL FU), but on how we structure work, research and study in our university.

While supporting initiatives like this one, we also want to reflect about and discuss the following questions:

  • How can our university become more democratic?
  • How can we improve the working conditions in our university, including administration, (outsourced) services, IT, academic staff and student assistants?
  • What can we do as a university to fight against climate change?
  • How can our university be more inclusive and diverse?
  • How can we organize ourselves to implement the changes that we want to achieve?

 

We don't have final answers to these questions. No matter whether you are a student, an office worker, a cleaner or a researcher: We need your support and perspective to improve the situation.

 

Email: faub-fuberlin@fau.org
Website: https://berlin.fau.org/strukturen/bildung/aggregator?set_language=en
Flyer (for printing): fu-flyer5a_2x_en.pdf
Petition: https://blogs.fu-berlin.de/fairunbefristet/

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