FAUST (Faculty Association of the University of St. Thomas) is a certified trade union under the Industrial Relations Act of New Brunswick with two bargaining units: full-time (certified in 1976) and part-time (certified in 1985).
As a trade union, FAUST is the sole collective bargaining agent for its members. It negotiates both the full-time and part-time collective agreements with the employer. Using these agreements, FAUST attempts to ensure fair working conditions, and protects academic freedom, tenure, and other benefits that foster quality teaching and research. FAUST has "carriage rights," which means that it alone is legally able to carry a grievance on behalf of a faculty member against the university administration. FAUST also engages in education and advocacy and supports solidarity efforts with other unions and community groups.
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 is committed to transparency and inclusiveness, and we have negotiated provisions that will ensure employment and pay equity. Nevertheless, problems do arise from time to time, and the Executive Committee works hard to advocate on behalf of members.
One of the stipulations of the
Collective Agreements is that every new faculty member is entitled to
receive a hard copy of the contract from the Administration. For your
convenience, they can be found under the "Documents" section. On this website you will also find information about the
Association, the Executive, committees, and information about your
All part-time and full-time faculty belong to their respective bargaining units, automatically pay dues, and are voting members of the Association.