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.
Who is a member of FAUST?
If you are employed in full-time teaching or research at STU, you are a member of FAUST (see exceptions in Article 1 of the full-time collective agreement).
Effective January 1 2012, all individuals "hired on a part-time basis to teach during the academic year at St. Thomas University " are now members of FAUST. (see exceptions in Article 1 of the part-time collective agreement).
What are the collective agreements?
The full-time and part-time collective agreements are negotiated through collective bargaining between FAUST and the employer. The collective agreements protect members’ rights and describe conditions of members’ employment. It is critically important that members familiarize themselves with the collective agreements.
Do not hesitate to direct any questions/concerns about your employment/working conditions to the FAUST President. FAUST has carriage of all formal grievances except those initiated by the employer. It is important to seek advice sooner rather than later because there are time limits and procedures for grievances (see Article 15 of the full-time collective agreement and Article 11 of the part-time collective agreement). FAUST has a lawyer if legal opinions are required.