FAUST President to Consult Members Ahead of LOU Discussions - See the full President message here.
These trying times have proven our resourcefulness, and shown how strong we are together. We completed a tough end of semester, and many of us are still teaching with great strength and commitment. We successfully completed our bargaining process and signed our Collective Agreements – all despite the uncertainties we continue to face. Kudos to us all for that.
This Task Force was created shortly after our April AGM and has been meeting ever since. Updates are available on the FAUST website: https://www.faustnb.ca/covid-19-communications.
JEANNETTE GAUDET RECEIVES BERNICE SCHRANK AWARD
FAUST is delighted to announce that long-serving Senior Grievance Officer Jeannette Gaudet (Romance Languages) has been awarded the prestigious Bernice Shrank Award. This award was created by CAUT in 2013 to recognize “outstanding contributions to the enforcement of academic staff workplace rights through grievance/arbitration.” Criteria for the award include “a demonstrable history of consistent and active defense of collective agreement provisions through the grievance process over a long period of time” and “leadership within their association.” (https://www.caut.ca/about-us/awards-scholarships/lists/awards-and-scholarships/the-bernice-schrank-award )
Faculty Association of the University of St. Thomas (FAUST) promotes the welfare and professional interests of the association and its members. It negotiates, obtains, and preserves employment conditions such as salary, financial security, working conditions, and all matters of employer-employee relations for members of the bargaining units. FAUST actively supports its members in attaining fair working conditions and benefits that foster quality teaching and research. FAUST also protects academic freedom, seniority, and tenure.
FAUST is a certified trade union under the Industrial Relations Act of New Brunswick. FAUST has two bargaining units: Full-time (certified in 1976) and part-time (certified in 1985).
Our Professional Officer, Bonnie Huskins, and our Office Assistant, Adrienne Wilson preside over the FAUST office in Edmund Casey (51 Dineen Drive) , Room 211. They can help you with your questions about FAUST and your rights as a member of the bargaining unit. You are also welcome to direct questions to the FAUST President. Please contact Bonnie or Adrienne for further info.