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Winter 2018 - General Membership Meeting

Upcoming Event: Eat, Learn, Grow

Tuesday, September 26th @ 12-2pm 
Marshall D’Avray Hall, Room 120 (Fredericton) & Whitebone Lounge (Saint John)

Enjoy a meal with your fellow UGSW members as our PSAC Regional Representative, Anna Goguen, leads discussion:

·        Getting to know the Union and PSAC

·        What is a Collective Agreement?

·        What is a steward?

·        What support and resources does the Union offer its members?

·        What support and resources does PSAC offer the Union and its members?

·        How can members get involved with the UGSW and PSAC?

Kindly complete and submit form this form to
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Opportunity for Steward Positions

UGSW is inviting members to become stewards. It strengthens the Union's diversity to have at least one steward from each department/GAU but more are welcome - all members are entitled to this opportunity!

Curious about what it means to be a steward?
Step 1: Check out the 'Steward's Corner" on our website

Step 2: Log in to to view information and earn certificates by completing online training

Step 2.5: Connect with the executive committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to take part and let us know if you have any questions or requests (such as PSAC id# for step 2)

Step 3: Watch for upcoming PSAC training events such as this one and apply (receive $100 for attending):




Representatives Needed for Six Committees

With our 2nd collective agreement in place we are looking forward to creating the committees needed to strengthen our union and the supports offered. Three members are needed for each of these committees. Please review the descriptions below and contact us as This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you would like to volunteer or if you have further questions.

1 - Joint Committee on International Graduate Student Employees (discuss and ensure the needs of IS students are being met by the Union and UNB Employer).
2 - Working group to consider creation of an Employer-Employee Evaluation
Form (speaks for itself?); eight-month timeline.
3 - Joint Committee on Article 22-Intellectual Property Rights (primarily
ensuring Graduate Student Research Assistants are proportionately credited for their contributions)
4 - Joint Union-Management Committee (keeps the conversation going 
between graduate student workers and administration so both are aware of needs
and developments during life of the Collective Agreement)
5 - No Harassment, No Discrimination, and Whistle-blowing Protection
joint working group (we have 1 year as of signing to research and create an ironclad set of policies)
6 - Finance Committee (review UGSW finances as reported annually by Treasurer).