Despite the fact that international students account for more than 50% of full-time equivalents in some UW faculties, they are often ignored when the university makes political decisions that directly influence them. This is the third contribution of our International Student Subcommittee in its series on how a union can help improve the experience of international students at UW. The first collective agreement is the most important, as it forms the basis of all future agreements. It therefore takes time to ensure that the language is complete and that it covers all workplace issues that members have and wish to address. This usually takes about a year, although it may take more or less time depending on the local context. International students account for nearly half of graduates, but they are often overlooked when the politics of university crafts. This is the second contribution of our International Subcommittee on Students in the series, in which they look at how a union can help ensure that international student issues receive the attention they deserve. As a basic campaign that is running (for now) 100% digitally, it will take time to collect maps, but organizers are working hard to reach potential members, listen to your employment problems and provide information on union formation. Organizers hope to be able to file the application with the employment agency in the fall and the cards are valid for one year. If the application is successful, a vote will be held a week later, during which all potential MPs will be able to vote; If 50% vote in support, the negotiation process can begin (see FAQ below). As the first collective agreement forms the basis of all future agreements, it is the most important and therefore it takes (about a year) to complete. The University of Waterloo Faculty Association (FAUW) represents all regular faculty members who have semester, trial, continuing education or continuing education appointments. This includes a given faculty, also known as a teacher, with contracts of one year or more.
The FAUW is not a union, but it supports and supports its members through a Memorandum of Understanding between it and the university administration. They are a valuable resource for academic staff and can work in solidarity with unions on campus. For more information on the authorization of this Union reader, click here. Local members are interviewed throughout the process to identify negotiating needs (i.e. the urgent employment issues that students must address). The communication on the good deals will be addressed to the university shortly after the certification. Signing a card is free. Fees (see FAQ) are calculated only during working hours and are generally collected only when the first collective agreement is negotiated, voted on, approved and entered into force.